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, 9 State Championship games, 24 Metro Championships, and 30 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
2017 Freshmen Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Thursday September 14 Nathan Hale Soundview 3:30pm
Friday September 22 Roosevelt Roosevelt 4:30pm
Saturday September 30 Blanchet Blanchet 10am
Wednesday October 11 Liberty Liberty 7pm
Saturday October 14 Seattle Prep Montlake 10am
Saturday October 21 Ballard Ballard 10am
Saturday October 28 Eastside Catholic Rainier Playfield 10am
Wednesday November 1 Eastlake Eastlake 5pm
2017 JV Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Monday September 4 Lincoln Lincoln 1pm
Monday September 18 Rainier Beach SE Athletic Complex 4:30pm
Monday October 2 Seattle Prep Montlake 3:30pm
Monday October 9 Eastside Catholic Soundview 3:30pm
2017 Varsity Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Saturday September 2 Lincoln High School Husky Stadium W 23-21
Friday September 8 Shelton Shelton W 42-0
Friday September 15 Skyview Memorial Stadium W 38-7
Thursday September 21 Roosevelt West Seattle Stadium W 41-6
Friday September 29 Seattle Prep West Seattle Stadium W 49-0
Friday October 6 Eastside Catholic Eastside Catholic L 7-21
Friday October 13 Rainier Beach West Seattle Stadium W 49-28
Friday October 20 Garfield Memorial Stadium W 28-13

October 26th, 27th & 28 – Metro Playoffs – BYE

November 4th – O’Dea vs. Shadle Park – W 49-7

November 10th – O’Dea vs. Mercer Island, W 55-21

November 17th – State Quarterfinals – O’Dea vs. Ferndale, W 49-14

November 25th – State Semifinals – O’Dea vs. Bellevue, 12pm @ Pop Keeney Stadium

December 1st – State Championship – Tacoma Dome

 

Team
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Coach's Corner

Coach Monte Kohler has been the Head Coach at O’Dea High School since 1985.  In his 32 years coaching he has led his teams to three State Championships (1991, 1994, 1995), 25 League or Division Championships, and 24 consecutive State Tournament appearances. Kohler’s teams have qualified for the WIAA State football Championships 29 times; they have been State finalists 9 times. In his coaching career he has an overall record of 312-52, which ranks Kohler 2nd 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 Fame 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 31 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 2016
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 2016
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