O’Dea Lacrosse: “There is no substitute for hard work.”

The O’Dea High School Lacrosse Program began in 2014 under the leadership of Coach Drew Snider, quickly becoming one of the premier programs in Washington State.  After the inaugural season, the Irish were moved from D2 to D1 due to their progress in year one.  At the end of the 2016 season, the team competed in the D1 state Quarterfinals. The Irish finished the 2018 season in exceptional fashion, winning the Private School State Championship to earn the first state title in program history.  The Irish went on to win a second Private School State Championship in 2019.

The success of the program is in large part due a commitment to a high standard of excellence by both players and coaches.  Roll Irish!

Coach's Corner


In 2021, Will Snider was named the Head Coach of the O’Dea High School Lacrosse Program.  As a player, Coach Will Snider has been successful both as a collegiate player for the University of Maryland Terps, and a professional player for the Denver Outlaws . Will Snider is a native of Seattle who was a two-sport high school athlete in basketball and lacrosse.  Coach Snider has put together a solid coaching staff, including Alex Beatty, Chris O’Dougherty, John O’Neill, Kris Snider, and Craig Snyder, all of whom have numerous years of experience in the game.

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

State Champions