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Meet the FM Team


Nick Olson

You may know him as  “Coach” from The Coach and Cole Show on Blog Talk Radio. Not only is he the co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast he is one of the Co-Founders of Forward Mile. Nick is the man behind the scenes making what you see here happen. Without Nick there is no Forward Mile. Nick coaches high school football in the state of Wisconsin. You can look for articles of his own from different categories throughout Forward Mile.

Cole Fouts

You may know him as Cole from The Coach and Cole Show on Blog Talk Radio. He is the other co-founder of Forward Mile. Cole is an active member of the United States Military and is an avid Sports fanatic. Cole is the man who approves or disapproves of what our writers submit. Nothing you see is published without Cole’s stamp of approval. Cole is also from Wisconsin but now resides in Illinois.


Aaron Wakefield

Aaron Wakefield is the Lead NHL Writer for Forward Mile. A stud athlete who had his playing days cut short. Wakefield attends the University of Minnesota-Duluth and has a background in journalism. He is a frequent guest on The Coach and Cole Show as he loves to give his takes on the world of sports and “chirp” the boys in the studio. Look for his NHL articles across Forward Mile.

Chris Camiolo

Chris is a New Jersey resident who lives, eats, and breathes sports. He is an avid DFS Player who will be bringing you articles that pertain to the world of fantasy sports. He will also correspond on other topics including NFL, NBA, and MLB. He is the Dynasty Football League owner of the Merchantville Knights and takes pride in being the father of his beloved goldfish Le’Veon.

Michael Hanich

Michael Hanich is from Orange Beach, Alabama. Hanich graduated from Huntingdon College (Montgomery, AL) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a minor in Professional Communications. He is currently Seeking his Master’s degree in communications. Hanich may be the most experienced sports writer on the FM team and will be providing readers with sports content from the NFL, NBA, and NCAA Baseball.

Tim Christianson, Jr.

Tim Christianson, Jr. is from Superior, WI and eat, sleeps, and drinks racing. Christianson grew up in a racing family and races himself. He covers Nascar for Forward Mile. Look for his Nascar articles and content throughout Forward Mile.


Nolan Graff

Nolan Graff is a sports junkie who loves writing about basketball, more specifically college basketball. Graff, grew up playing basketball, football, baseball and golf. Graff currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Superior concentrating on Physical Education, coaching and health. You can follow Nolan Graff on Twitter: @NolanG_21 for the latest news and up to date sports knowledge!



Brent Herzog

An MLB expert who grew up in the land of 10,000 lakes. Brent now resides in Orlando, Florida and still follows Minnesota sports religiously. Look for MLB and fantasy baseball articles across ForwardMile from Brent.

Past Episodes



May 12th, 2017 – Episode 27 : Snottie Drippen & Zodiac Hockey

The host of The Truth Podcast, writer for and Twitter Celeb James Holas, aka @SnottieDrippen joins the show to talk some NBA with the guys. The Boys talk about Tom Brady and the Madden curse and later in the show they are joined by Zodiac Hockey’s Jessica Abel to discuss the NHL Playoffs and how astrology can affect sports.

May 6th, 2017-Episode 26:Playoffs, Feuds, & Sports Documentaries

Coach and Cole are joined by Joseph Vincent of BoredFilm Documentaries to talk about what got him into making these amazing mini-documentaires, and to get some of his sports takes. Coach and Cole talk with Tyler Young of Camden Chats to discuss the Boston Red Sox – Baltimore Orioles fued, and of course the boys breakdown the NBA and NHL Playoffs before getting to Coach’s Corner and Questions for Cole

April 29th, 2017 – Episode 25: NFL Draft

Coach and Cole will be joined by Gary Davenport of Bleacher Report to talk NFL Draft. After draft talk, Coach and Cole are talking ESPN Layoffs, NBA Playoffs, and will also be joined by Dan Buffa of SB Nation to talk NHL Playoffs.

April 21st, 2017 – Episode 24: NFL Draft Preview

Coach and Cole are joined by Jon Valencia of to discuss the 2017 NFL Draft. They talk about the NFL’s 2017 schedule, Aaron Hernandez, and the NBA Playoffs, before they are joined by The Hockey Writer’s Ryan Pike to talk about the Dennis Wideman lawsuit and the rest of the NHL Playoffs.

April 14th, 2017 – Episode 23: It’s Playoff Season

Coach and Cole are joined by Sean Kane of Lineup Logic to discuss the NBA Playoffs. After that the boys discuss Dan Rooney’s legacy on the NFL, Becca Longo becoming the first female to sign a letter of intent at D1 or D2 university for football, and ‘ole pal Aaron Wakefield joins the show to discuss the NHL Playoffs. Winding down the show, Coach and Cole give you their top 3 sports conspiracy theories, and then Coach gives Cole some brain busting questions in everyone’s favorite segment “Questions for Cole.”

April 8th, 2017 – Episode 22: Ty Sullivan

Coach and Cole are joined by Ty Sullivan of the University of Minnesota-Duluth Football team. Ty Shares his amazing 4 year journey from thinking he would never play sports againt to recovering from his catastrophic knee injury and being cleared to play this spring. Coach and Cole will be talking Tony Romo, Lance Stephenson, The NCAA Championship game, and they are joined by Chad DeDominicis of to talk about he upcoming NHL playoffs.

April 1st, 2017 – Episode 21: FF, Fake Injuries & Donut Shops

Coach and Cole are joined by Michael Hanich of Gulf Coast Media Newspaper, Cleat Geeks, and Forward Mile to discuss the NCAA Final Four. They discuss current NBA talk including the tight MVP race and LeBron’s fake injury against San Antonio. A NCAA referee has been receiving death threats, a Green Bay Packer owns 25 Donut shops and Coach and Cole are joined by 2016-2017 DFS Provider Showcase Champion DFS_JDM.

March 25th, 2017Episode 20: Don Jackson

Coach and Cole are joined by Green Bay Packers RB Don Jackson. They talk about Don’s upbringing, background, his time at Nevada, his rookie season with Green Bay and of course, looking ahead to this year as he is poised for a breakout season! Coach and Cole are joined again by Gulf Coast Newspaper NCAA Basketball Analyst Michael Hanich to talk about the NCAA Tournament and they also announce the winner of the autographed copy of “Johnny U and Me”

March 18th, 2017Episode 19: March Madness has Begun

Coach and Cole are joined by Hermantown Hawks Star Forward Jesse Jacques to chat about Hermantown’s amazing run in the Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament and specifically about their amazing double OT game in the State Championship. They also continue their MLB Pastime Preview, talk Lonzo Ball, NFL and more!

March 11th, 2017Episode 18: NFL Free Agent Frenzy

Coach and Cole breakdown the upcoming NCAA Tournament and are joined by Gulf Coast Media Newspaper’s Michael Hanich to discuss Selection Sunday. . Coach and Cole’s pastime preview contiunes breaking down both AL and NL West divisions. Coach and Cole are breaking down all that has happened in the NFL and They will also announce the winner of the Greatest Quarterback of All-Time Listener’s Tournament. Will it be Brady or Rodgers?

March 4th, 2017Episode 17: MLB Pastime Preview

Coach and Cole start their MLB Pastime Preview and are joined by Northside Manner’s Gaby Garcia, and Cleat Geek’s Chris Dixon, to talk NL Central and the AL East. They talk current NFL news, and about Kevin Durant’s injury and how that affects the Warriors going forward. Also, Coach and Cole announce the winners of the GOAT QB Listener’s Contest Final 4 matchups.

February 24th, 2017Episode 16: Sean Kane

Coach and Cole welcomes Sean Kane of Lineup Logic to the show. Sean will give us the 411 on all there is NBA DFS and talk about his podcast’s recent success and how he finds success night in and night out in Daily Fantasy Basketball. Coach and Cole will also announce the winners of the Elite 8 Matchups from the Greatest Quarterback of All-Time Listener’s Tournament.

February 18th, 2017Episode 15: John Unitas, Jr. 

In light of the current Greatest Quarterback of All-Time Listeners Challenge, John Unitas Jr. the son of Johnny Unitas joins the show to talk all that is Johnny U and about John’s book entitled “Johnny U And Me The Man Behind The Golden Arm” Coach and Cole give their predictions for All-Star NBA Weekend and give out their mid-season NBA Awards. They talk on the McGregor-Mayweather super fight before you step in to Coach’s Corner and Cole gets grilled with his questions.

Coach and Cole

Coach and Cole Header The Coach and Cole show is a internationally broadcasted podcast that airs live on #BlogTalkRadio. The show is hosted by Forward Mile’s Nick Olson and Cole Fouts and it airs weekly and covers everything under the sun in the world of sports. The show has weekly guests from all aspects of athletics. Past guests include: John Unitas Jr. , Sean Kane, Zach Brunner and more. You can hear from many of your favorite writers from here at

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