O’Dea Basketball: Brotherhood, Discipline, Toughness

The O’Dea High School Basketball Program proudly embodies the tradition of winning, with honor, and is guided by the core values of Brotherhood, Discipline, and Toughness. Through teamwork, our players learn the meaning of brotherhood by putting their teammates first and playing for each other.  Our players discover the value of discipline by executing a plan and realizing the success that comes from doing things the right way.  Finally, our players learn how to positively handle adversity and have the mental toughness to make the right decisions both on and off the court.

The program’s continued tradition of hard work has guided the Irish to 10 Metro League Championships, 28 State Tournament appearances, 9 State Final appearances, and 5 State Championships.  Led by an experienced and accomplished coaching staff, the Irish look forward to this continued tradition of success for years to come.

Schedule
2017/2018 Frosh Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Saturday December 2 Roosevelt Roosevelt 3:30pm
Tuesday December 5 West Seattle O'Dea 4pm
Tuesday December 12 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach 4pm
Friday December 15 Chief Sealth O'Dea 4pm
Tuesday December 26 Auburn Tournament Auburn TBD
Wednesday December 27 Auburn Tournament Auburn TBD
Thursday December 28 Auburn Tournament Auburn TBD
Tuesday January 2 Nathan Hale Nathan Hale 4pm
Friday January 5 Ingraham O'Dea 4pm
Saturday January 6 Ballard O'Dea 2pm
Monday January 8 Seattle Prep Seattle Prep 7pm
Wednesday January 10 Cleveland Cleveland 7pm
Tuesday January 16 Blanchet O'Dea 4pm
Monday January 22 Franklin Franklin 7pm
Tuesday January 23 Garfield O'Dea 4pm
Friday January 26 Bainbridge O'Dea 4pm
Saturday January 27 Curtis O'Dea 1pm
Monday January 29 Lakeside O'Dea 5pm
Wednesday January 31 Blanchet O'Dea 5pm
Thursday February 1 Seattle Prep O'Dea 5pm
2017/2018 JV Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday December 5 West Seattle O'Dea W 92-70
Friday December 8 Roosevelt Roosevelt W 85-37
Tuesday December 12 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach L 59-61
Friday December 15 Chief Sealth O'Dea 5:45pm
Tuesday December 26 Auburn Tournament Auburn TBD
Wednesday December 27 Auburn Tournament Auburn TBD
Thursday December 28 Auburn Tournament Auburn TBD
Tuesday January 2 Nathan Hale Nathan Hale 5:45pm
Friday January 5 Ingraham O'Dea 5:45pm
Saturday January 6 Ballard O'Dea 3:45pm
Tuesday January 9 Eastside Catholic O'Dea 5:45pm
Friday January 12 Cleveland Cleveland 5:30pm
Tuesday January 16 Blanchet O'Dea 5:45pm
Friday January 19 Franklin Franklin 5:30pm
Tuesday January 23 Garfield O'Dea 5:45pm
Friday January 26 Bainbridge O'Dea 5:45pm
Saturday January 27 Curtis O'Dea 2:30pm
Tuesday January 30 Lakeside Lakeside 5:45pm
Friday February 2 Seattle Prep Seattle Prep 5:30pm
2017/2018 Varsity Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday December 5 West Seattle O'Dea W 57-55
Friday December 8 Roosevelt Roosevelt W 87-44
Tuesday December 12 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach L 72-81
Friday December 15 Chief Sealth O'Dea 7:30pm
Thursday December 21 Curtis Tournament Curtis TBD
Friday December 22 Curtis Tournament Curtis TBD
Saturday December 23 Curtis Tournament Curtis TBD
Friday December 29 Bothell Tournament Bothell TBD
Saturday December 30 Bothell Tournament Bothell TBD
Tuesday January 2 Nathan Hale Nathan Hale 7:30pm
Friday January 5 Ingraham O'Dea 7:30pm
Saturday January 6 Ballard O'Dea 5:30pm
Tuesday January 9 Eastside Catholic O'Dea 7:30pm
Friday January 12 Cleveland Cleveland 8:30pm
Tuesday January 16 Blanchet O'Dea 7:30pm
Friday January 19 Franklin Franklin 8:30pm
Tuesday January 23 Garfield O'Dea 7:30pm
Friday January 26 Bainbridge O'Dea 7:30pm
Tuesday January 30 Lakeside Lakeside 7:30pm
Friday February 2 Seattle Prep Seattle Prep 8:30pm

February 5th-10th – Metro Tournament

February 10th-17th – District Tournament

February 23rd-24th – Regional Game

February 28th – March 3rd – State Tournament

Team
  • Craig Johnson: Head Coach
  • Damien del Fierro: Assistant Coach
3 Axel Traina 5'9" Guard
4 Genesis Dacayanan 5'9" Guard
5 Preston Quijano 5'2" Guard
11 Aaron Reed 5'9" Wing
12 Bryce McFeely 5'5" Guard
13 Derrick Payton Jr. 6'2" Wing
14 Kekoa Braxton-Nelson 5'7" Guard
22 K'Son Mika 5'11" Guard
23 Damien del Fierro Jr. 5'8" Guard
24 Augustus Ashcraft 6'2" Wing
33 George Irwin 5'10" Wing
41 Miles Goldbas 6'2" Wing
  • Anthony Zabala: Head Coach
  • Nick Baker: Assistant Coach
3 Dorian Tibbs 10 5'9" Guard
4 Jeremiah Dennis 11 5'8" Guard
5 Andrew Morrisey 11 6'1" Wing
11 Daniel Thomas 10 6'0" Wing
12 Patton Lanier 9 6'0" Guard
13 Paul Johnson 10 5'11" Guard
14 Nasir Graves 9 5'7" Guard
20 Davonte Allen 9 6'2" Wing
22 Dorian Broadus 10 5'10" Guard
23 Jaylon Ellis 9 5'9" Guard
24 Cooper Mathers 10 6'3" Wing
33 Milton Hopkins 10 6'3" Wing
41 Max Debiec 9 6'5" Wing
  • Jason Kerr: Head Coach
  • Ryland Brown: Assistant Coach
  • Gene Woodard: Assistant Coach
  • Brady Sharpe: Assistant Coach
  • Lucas Dobbs: Assistant Coach
  • Steven Truong: Assistant Coach
2 Marco Narciso 12 6'0" Guard
3 Tommy McAloon 12 5'11" Guard
4 Noah Williams 11 6'4" Wing
5 Josh Mosley 12 6'4" Wing
11 Russell Whealdon 12 6'2" Guard
12 John Misel 11 6'3" Guard
13 Dezjay Perkins 9 5'9" Guard
14 Calvin Thomas III 10 5'7" Guard
20 Naysean Clemente 11 6'0" Guard
22 Jermaine Davis 9 6'3" Wing
23 John Christofolis 9 6'3" Guard
24 Cal Hansen 12 6'5" Wing
41 Paolo Banchero 9 6'8" Wing
Announcements

Please click HERE to view a detailed schedule for the 2017-2018 Irish Basketball season. This schedule is for Freshmen, JV, and Varsity and includes games, practices and times the athletes are expected to workout with Strength & Conditioning Coach, Paxton Paynter. Please reach out to Coach Kerr with any questions. GO IRISH!

Coach's Corner

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Jason Kerr has been coaching high school basketball in Washington State for the last 24 years and is entering his 17th season as head coach. Before becoming a head coach, Jason spent eight years learning and coaching under the direction of Washington State Hall of Fame coaches Al Kawashima (three seasons) and Phil Lumpkin (five seasons).  Under Coach Lumpkin here at O’Dea High School, Coach Kerr served as a varsity assistant from 1994 to 1999, including the 1997, 29- 0, undefeated season which included players Ryland Brown, Damien del Fierro, and Gene Woodard, all current assistant coaches for the Irish.  During his 16 years as a head coach, Coach Kerr has compiled a 306-110 record, including seven League Championships, seven District Championships, eleven State Tournament appearances, and four State Championship appearances, with three State Titles, in 2003, 2006, and 2009.

Coach Kerr has spent many years giving back to the game off the court as well, through his roles on the Executive Board for the Washington State Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA), serving as a consultant for Regional and State Tournaments and 3A/4A WIAA State Basketball Tournament Director with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA).

Jason resides in North Seattle with his wife and two daughters.  In his spare time, Coach Kerr enjoys having BBQs, working in his yard, and golfing.

For more information about Irish Basketball please contact O’Dea Athletic Director, Monte Kohler, at (206) 624-2068 or odad@odea.org

History
State Champions
1993
1997
2004
2005
2007
State Tournament Appearances
1955 1974 1975 1979 1980 1981 1983
1988 1989 1990 1991 1993 1994 1995
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2003
2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011
2012 2014 2016
Metro League Champions
1989 1990 1995 1996
1997 1998 1999 2004
2011 2012
Seattle Times All-Area Team
1979 - Jon Hale
1980 - John DeFranco, Steve Stepan
1981 - Joseph "JoJo" Buchanan, John DeFranco
1982 - Joseph "JoJo" Buchanan *McDonald's All-American
1983 - Troy Miles
1989 - Ray Hall
1990 - Matt Bollinger
1994 - Ryan Williams
1997 - Doug Wrenn
1998 - Doug Wrenn
2007 - Jamelle McMillan *Gatorade State Player of the Year
2011 - Al Hairston *Coach of the Year