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!

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Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Saturday September 4 Union Brighton Field 1:00pm
Monday September 13 Kennedy Kennedy 4:00pm
Monday September 20 Lake Stevens Cavelero MS 4:00pm
Saturday September 25 Blanchet Blanchet HS 10:00am
Saturday October 2 Seattle Prep Brighton Field 10:00am
Saturday October 9 Eastside Brighton Field 10:00am
Saturday October 16 Seattle Prep Montlake 10:00am
Thursday October 21 Garfield Garfield HS 4:00pm
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Monday September 6 North Creek North Creek 6:00pm
Monday September 13 Chief Sealth (Scrimmage) Chief Sealth 5:30pm
Monday September 20 Lake Stevens Lake Stevens HS 5:30pm
Monday September 27 Blanchet Blanchet HS 6:00pm
Monday October 4 Seattle Prep Montlake 3:30pm
Monday October 11 Eastside HS Eastside 7:00pm
Monday October 18 Ballard Ballard 4:00pm
Monday October 25 Seattle Prep TBD 4:00pm
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Friday September 3 Union McKenzie Stadium (Evergreen High School) 4:30PM
Friday September 10 Kennedy West Seattle Stadium 7:00PM
Friday September 17 Lake Stevens Memorial Stadium 5:00PM
Friday September 24 Rainier Beach West Seattle Stadium 7:00PM
Friday October 1 Seattle Prep West Seattle Stadium (Visitors) 7:00PM
Friday October 8 Eastside West Seattle Stadium 7:00PM
Thursday October 14 Ballard Memorial Stadium 6:30PM
Friday October 22 Garfield West Seattle Stadium (Senior Night/Homecoming) 7:00PM
Thursday October 28 Metro Playoffs Memorial Stadium TBD
Friday October 29 Metro Playoffs Memorial Stadium TBD
Saturday October 30 Metro Playoffs Memorial Stadium TBD
Friday November 5 District Playoffs TBD TBD
Saturday November 6 District Playoffs TBD TBD
Friday November 12 1st Round State TBD TBD
Saturday November 13 Quarterfinals TBD TBD
Friday November 19 Quarterfinals TBD TBD
Saturday November 20 Quarterfinals TBD TBD
Friday November 26 Semi Finals TBD TBD
Saturday November 27 Semi Finals TBD TBD
Friday December 3 Gridiron XXVI TBD TBD
Saturday December 4 Gridiron XXVI TBD TBD
Team
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 36 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.

History
State Champions
1991
1994
1995
2017
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 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 2020
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