O’Dea Golf

The O’Dea High School Golf Program is steeped in talented Alums with victories and many memorable moments both on and off the course. Anyone that has ever golfed for O’Dea will tell you that they have special memories from those times.

The golf program’s history is anchored by Master’s Champion Fred Couples. Couples won two individual State Titles for O’Dea in 1976 and 1977. In 2008 O’Dea won its first State Team title with the help of Cory Mehl, Tyler Kato, and Sandy Vaughan who all placed in the top 15 in state.

Hundreds of young men have had the good fortune to play golf at O’Dea, showing good sportsmanship in both wins and losses. Golf at O’Dea is a very special sport; the boys learn patience, discipline and enjoy great comradeship.

Brian Vaughan has coached for ten years and sees the future very bright for the Irish Golf Program.


Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Monday March 1 Garfield 3:30PM
Tuesday March 9 Eastside Catholic 3:30PM
Friday March 12 Chief Sealth 3:30PM
Wednesday March 17 Franklin 3:30PM
Wednesday March 31 West Seattle 3:30PM
Tuesday April 6 Metro Championship South Division 8:00AM
  • Brian Vaughan: Head Coach
Dalton Dean Sophomore
Zach Frankenberg Freshman
Alex Knox Sophomore
Cody Peterson Senior
JT Rimorin Junior
Wyatt Stubblefield Freshman
Jack Summers Senior
Tony Vowles Junior

Coach's Corner

Brian Vaughan has been O’Dea’s Head Golf Coach since 2006. During that time Brian has coached five Metro individual winners: Cory Mehl won in ’06 and ’07, shooting a 60 at the ’06 event, Sandy Vaughan won in ‘08, Tyler Kato in ’10, and David Fonua in ‘12. Collectively, Coach Vaughan’s teams have placed second in state twice, and third once. Brian enjoys watching the boys learn to be disciplined and teaching them to enjoy the lifelong game at a very competitive level.

Brian has been married to his wife Susan for 30 years and together they have a son, Sandy. Sandy is a proud graduate of O’Dea High School (’08). In Sandy’s senior season, the O’Dea golf team went undefeated and was awarded O’Dea’s first State Golf Title in school history. He went on to play at Western Washington University and graduated in 2013.

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



State Champions
2007 - 2008
Individual State Champion
1976 - Fred Couples
1977 - Fred Couples
Metro League Champions
1990 1991 1992 1995
1996 2005 2006 2007
Individual Metro League Champion
2006 - Cory Mehl
2007 - Cory Mehl
2008 - Sandy Vaughan
2009 - Tyler Kato
2010 - David Fonua
Academic State Champions
2000 2017