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 4 State Championships, 10 State Championship games, 24 Metro Championships, and 29 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!

Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday September 11 Skyline Skyline 6:30PM
Wednesday September 19 Bothell Bothell 6:30PM
Saturday September 22 Roosevelt Roosevelt 10AM
Saturday September 29 Seattle Prep Rainier Playfield 10AM
Thursday October 4 Mercer Island Mercer Island 4PM
Saturday October 6 TBD TBD 10AM
Saturday October 13 Blanchet Rainier Playfield 10AM
Saturday October 20 Ballard Ballard 10AM
Friday October 26 Eastside Catholic Genesee Playfield 3:30PM
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Monday September 10 Skyline Skyline 6:30PM
Monday September 17 Bothell Bothell 6:30PM
Monday September 24 Blanchet Blanchet 3:30PM
Monday October 1 Seattle Prep Rainier Playfield 3:30PM
Monday October 8 Eastside Catholic Eastside Catholic 4PM
Monday October 15 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach 4PM
Monday October 22 TBD TBD 4:30PM
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Friday August 31 Peninsula West Seattle Stadium 7PM
Friday September 7 Bethel Memorial Stadium 7:45PM
Saturday September 15 Bothell Pop Keeney Stadium 7PM
Friday September 21 Blanchet West Seattle Stadium 7PM
Friday September 28 Seattle Prep West Seattle Stadium 7PM
Friday October 5 Eastside Catholic West Seattle Stadium 7PM
Friday October 12 Rainier Beach West Seattle Stadium 7PM
Friday October 19 Garfield Memorial Stadium 5PM

Metro Playoffs- BYE

District Playoffs – November 2nd, O’Dea vs. Wilson, 7PM @ Memorial Stadium

November 9th & 10th / 1st Round State

November 16th & 17th / State Quarterfinals

November 23rd & 24th / State Semifinals

November 30th or December 1st / State Finals

Team Announcements

There are no announcements at this time. GO IRISH!!

Coach's Corner

Coach Monte Kohler has been the Head Coach at O’Dea High School since 1985.  In his 33 years coaching he has led his teams to four State Championships (1991, 1994, 1995, 2017), 25 League or Division Championships, and 25 consecutive State Tournament appearances. Kohler’s teams have qualified for the WIAA State football Championships 30 times; they have been State finalists 10 times. In his coaching career he has an overall record of 324-53, 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 32 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.

State Champions
Academic State Champions
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 2017
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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