A native of Indiana, Oliver came to Colorado as a youth and graduated from Mullen in 1978. He was a swimmer for the Mustangs. He went on to Colorado State, where he participated in club water polo and earned a degree in computer science. Employed with the state of Colorado, Oliver works in the Secretary of State office and is in charge of the website and software development. His experience coaching volleyball includes a stint as head coach at Jefferson County’s D’Evelyn and assisting at nearby Colorado Academy. Oliver is in his fifth year heading the Mustangs.