When Hugh Farmer took over the Frederick football program in 2008, the Bombers were coming off back-to-back 2-8 seasons.
Frederick went 3-7 and 5-5 in Farmer's first two years, but the program's improvement didn't stop there.
The Bombers' win total increased to eight, 10 and 13 his final three seasons, culminating with a trip to the Oklahoma Class 2A semifinals in 2012.
Superintendent Tom Bailey said it was that improvement that impressed Olney as it searched for its new football coach.
The 40-year-old Farmer was unanimously approved as the Cubs' next athletic director and head football coach at a school board meeting Friday night.
"He went into Frederick and made a big difference. He built a program, and that was very impressive from our viewpoint," Bailey said. "It's a very good fit. He's looking forward to getting in here and getting busy."
The Cubs are hoping Farmer can turn around their football fortunes. They are coming off a 0-10 season and have won seven games in the past four years under Gunter Rodriguez, who resigned in November.
"First, I'd like to thank the people at Frederick for the opportunity they've given me," said Farmer, whose up-tempo offense is based on Hal Mumme's system. "They'll be in my heart forever. I appreciate the chance they took on me.
"I really feel like Olney has a lot of potential. I'm going to put my best foot forward and focus on the things that matter."