O’Dea Football: With Tradition Comes Responsibility

The O’Dea High School Football Program is grounded in rich tradition. Monte Kohler has been the Head Coach for the Fighting Irish since 1985. Throughout his tenure Coach Kohler has led his teams to 3 State Championships, 7 State Championship games, 22 Metro Championships, and 28 State Tournament appearances. At O’Dea High School we believe it is essential that our young men learn the value of dedication and the sacrifice it takes to become part of a team. Our loyal and experienced Irish Coaching Staff consistently work to develop young men of character and purpose. This unwavering commitment to our student-athletes has paved the way for continuous success and high achievement. Go Irish!

Schedule
2016 Varsity Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Friday September 2 Lincoln High School West Seattle Stadium 7:00pm
Friday September 9 Shelton High School Memorial Stadium 7:30pm
Friday September 16 Skyview High School Kiggins Bowl, Vancouver WA 5:00pm
Friday September 23 Blanchet High School West Seattle Stadium 7:00pm
Friday September 30 Seattle Prep High School West Seattle Stadium 7:00pm
Friday October 7 Bainbridge High School Bainbridge High School 7:00pm
Friday October 14 Eastside Catholic High School West Seattle Stadium 7:00pm
Friday October 21 Lakeside High School West Seattle Stadium 7:00pm

Metro Playoffs – October 27, 28 & 29 (Memorial Stadium)

District Playoffs – November 4 & 5

State Playoffs

1st Round – November 11 & 12
Quarterfinals – November 18 & 19
Semifinals – November 25 & 26
State Championship – December 2 (Tacoma Dome)

Team
2016 Varsity Roster
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Announcements

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Coach's Corner

Coach Monte Kohler has been the Head Coach at O’Dea High School since 1985. In his 31 years coaching he has led his teams to three State Championships (1991, 1994, 1995), 23 League Championships, and 22 consecutive State Tournament appearances. Kohler’s teams have qualified for the WIAA State football Championships 28 times; they have been State finalists 7 times. In his coaching career he has an overall record of 299-51, which ranks Kohler 3rd for number of wins amongst all football coaches in the state of Washington. Kohler’s teams have also been named Academic State Champions three times (1993, 1995, 1999). Monte was inducted into O’Dea High School’s Wall of Honor in 2000, the Washington State Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2010, and the Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame in 2014. He has served as O’Dea’s Athletic Director for 30 years and teaches A.P. History. Monte enjoys spending time with his wife, Jana, son John-Edward, daughter Cody-Marie, step-daughter Ashley, and step-son Race. They also have two grandchildren: John-Phillip and Parker-Marie.

For more information about Irish Football contact Monte Kohler: (206) 624-2068 or odad@odea.org.

History
State Champions
1991
1994
1995
Academic State Champions
1993
1995
1999
State Tournament Appearances
1978 1982 1983 1984 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2014
Metro League Champions
1978 1983 1984 1987 1988 1989 1990
1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007
2009 2010 2011 2013
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