O'Dea High School

Strength & Conditioning Program

The O’Dea Fighting Irish Strength & Conditioning Program focuses on four core values. These values are enforced through a mentally and physically challenging process that encourages students to work together to develop their physical performance, confidence, self-esteem, and collaborative skills in a positive and productive atmosphere. The O’Dea Strength and Conditioning program provides safe and effective age-appropriate workouts and exercises to eliminate injury and improve the physical condition of our student-athletes. All students are able to take advantage of workouts and each sport has tailored strength and conditioning programming created. Students can take up to 4 years of grade-level specific classes to develop and grow for sports performance.

Believe in yourself
Believe in your teammates
Believe in the process
Believe that you were created to be great

Take responsibility for your actions

Be mentally and physically ready to deal with life’s challenges

Lead with passion
Lead by example

Paxton Paynter, Director of Strength & Conditioning 

Paxton has been with the Fighting Irish since 2016. Prior to coming to O’Dea he was the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Cascade High School and Lake Stevens High School. In 2015 he was also an intern for the University of Washington football team. Paxton is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National High School Strength & Conditioning Association (NHSSCA).

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17