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, 30 State Tournament appearances, 10 State Final appearances, and 6 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
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Sunday May 30 Chief Sealth O'Dea 5:45pm
Saturday May 8 Seattle Prep O'Dea 12:00pm
Monday May 10 West Seattle O'Dea 6:00pm
Friday May 14 Garfield O'Dea 5:45pm
Saturday May 15 Blanchet Blanchet 12:00pm
Wednesday May 19 Blanchet Blanchet 5:45pm
Friday May 21 Cleveland O'Dea 5:45pm
Monday May 31 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach 6:00pm
Wednesday June 2 Eastside O'Dea 5:45pm
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Saturday May 1 Chief Sealth O'Dea 10:30am
Saturday May 8 Seattle Prep O'Dea 12:00pm
Saturday May 15 Bishop Blanchet Bishop Blanchet 10:30am
Saturday May 22 Lakeside O'Dea 10:30am
Saturday May 29 Garfield Garfield 10:30am
Saturday June 5 Ballard O'Dea 10:30am
Wednesday May 5 Ballard Ballard 10:30am
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday April 27 Franklin Franklin 7:30pm
Friday April 30 Chief Sealth O'Dea 7:30pm
Wednesday May 5 Seattle Prep Seattle Prep 7:30pm
Friday May 7 West Seattle West Seattle 7:30pm
Friday May 14 Garfield O'Dea 7:30pm
Wednesday May 19 Blanchet O'Dea 7:30pm
Friday May 21 Cleveland O'Dea 7:30pm
Tuesday May 25 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach 7:30pm
Wednesday June 2 Eastside O'Dea 7:30pm
Friday June 4 Varsity Playoffs TBA TBA
Tuesday June 8 Varsity Playoffs TBA TBA
Friday June 11 Varsity Playoffs TBA TBA
Team
Number Player Grade Height Position
2 Andrew Tran 9 5'7" Guard
3 Brian Shannon 9 5'9" Guard
4 Ryan Phillips 9 5'9" Guard
5 Jesse Hart 9 5'10" Guard
11 Damico Parker 9 5'10" Guard
13 Charlie Stephens 9 6'1" Wing
14 Michael Reed 9 5'10" Guard
20 Jason Brown 9 6'2" Guard
21 Dominic Harden 9 6'2" Wing
22 Krystian Piechocinski 9 5'10" Guard
24 Diego Hernandez 9 6'0" Wing
33 Nathan Stoulil 9 6'3" Wing
41 Sir Keenan Hart 9 5'9" Guard
Number Player Grade Height Guard
2 Noel Davis 9 5'8" Guard
3 Brendan Murphy 10 6'2" Guard
4 Sejhe Jackson 10 6'2" Guard
5 Nick Dunley 10 5'11" Guard
11 Baccari Lyle 10 6'0" Guard
12 Miles Dawson 11 6'0" Guard
13 Antone Araujo 9 6'0" Guard
14 Manny Recasner 10 6'0" Wing
20 Kayat Taydas 11 6'4" Wing
22 Leo Poll 11 6'2" Wing
23 Pawlose Aschalew 9 6'4" Wing
24 Ehren White 11 5'10" Guard
33 Malcom Clark 9 6'4" Wing
41 Miles Goodman 9 6"6" Wing
45 Tucker Ashcraft 10 6'5" Wing
Number Player Grade Height Position
2 Jaylon Ellis 12 6'0" Guard
3 Noel Davis 9 5'8" Guard
4 Dezjay Perkins 12 6'0" Guard
5 Miles Clark 10 6'4" Wing
11 Sam Lipscomb 11 5'11" Guard
12 Max Debiec 12 6'7" Wing
13 Mason Williams 10 6'2" Guard
14 Antone Araujo 9 6'0" Guard
20 Takeo Staten-Sylvester 11 6'0 Guard
22 Owen Moriarty 11 6'1" Guard
23 Quincy Linton 10 6'0" Guard
24 Jermaine Davis 12 6'4" Wing
33 Russell MacFarlane 11 6'7" Wing
41 Brendan Murphy 10 6'0" Guard
Announcements Coach's Corner

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Jason Kerr has been coaching high school basketball in Washington State for the last 27 years and is entering his 20th 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 19 years as a head coach, Coach Kerr has compiled a 375-130 record, including 7 League Championships, 8 District Championships, 13 State Tournament appearances, and 6 State Championship appearances, with four State Titles, in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2019.

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
2019
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 2018 2019 2020
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
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
2019 - Noah Williams
2020 - Paolo Banchero *Gatorade Player of the Year
2021 - Paolo Banchero *McDonalds All-American