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, 34 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.

Basketball Ticket sales will be online and home game ticket links will be available on our homepage under the calendar and at this link the Monday before the game. Away game ticket links will also be shared when available.

2022-2023 Basketball Team Calendar – Updated 12.6.22

Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday November 29 Timberline O'Dea HS 5:45 PM
Friday December 2 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach HS 7:00 PM
Saturday December 3 Rogers O'Dea HS 3:00 PM
Tuesday December 6 West Seattle West Seattle HS 5:45 PM
Friday December 9 Roosevelt Roosevelt HS 7:00 PM
Saturday December 10 Jackson O'Dea HS 10:30 AM
Tuesday December 13 Seattle Prep O'Dea HS 5:45 PM
Tuesday December 20 Eastside Catholic O'Dea HS 4:30 PM
Wednesday December 21 Curtis Curtis HS 5:30 PM
Tuesday January 3 Blanchet Blanchet HS 5:45 PM
Friday January 6 Garfield Garfield HS 7:00 PM
Tuesday January 10 Rainer Beach O'Dea HS 5:45 PM
Friday January 13 West Seattle O'Dea HS 5:45 PM
Saturday January 14 Federal Way O'Dea HS 3:00 PM
Wednesday January 18 Roosevelt O'Dea HS 5:45 PM
Friday January 21 Seattle Prep Seattle Prep HS 3:30 PM
Monday January 23 Eastside Catholic Eastside Catholic HS 5:45 PM
Saturday January 28 Blanchet O'Dea HS 1:30 PM
Tuesday January 31 Garfield O'Dea HS 5:45 PM
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday November 29 Timberline O'Dea HS 7:15 PM
Saturday December 2 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach HS 8:30 PM
Tuesday December 6 West Seattle West Seattle HS 7:30 PM
Friday December 9 Roosevelt Roosevelt HS 8:30 PM
Tuesday December 13 Seattle Prep O'Dea HS 7:30 PM
Tuesday December 20 Eastside Catholic O'Dea HS 6:00 PM
Wednesday December 21 Curtis Curtis HS 7:00 PM
Tuesday December 27 Torrey Pines Classic San Diego, CA TBD
Saturday December 28 Torrey Pines Classic San Diego, CA TBD
Sunday December 29 Torrey Pines Classic San Diego, CA TBD
Friday December 30 Torrey Pines Classic San DIego, CA TBD
Tuesday January 3 Blanchet Blanchet HS 7:30 PM
Friday January 6 Garfield Garfield HS 8:30 PM
Tuesday January 10 Rainier Beach O'Dea HS 7:30 PM
Monday January 13 West Seattle O'Dea HS 7:30 PM
Wednesday January 18 Roosevelt O'Dea HS 7:30 PM
Saturday January 21 Seattle Prep Seattle Prep HS 5:00 PM
Monday January 23 Eastside Catholic Eastside Catholic HS 7:30 PM
Saturday January 28 Blanchet O'Dea HS 3:00 PM
Tuesday January 31 Garfield O'Dea HS 7:30 PM
Monday February 6 Metro Tournament TBD TBD
Tuesday February 7 Metro Tournament TBD TBD
Wednesday February 8 Metro Tournament TBD TBD
Thursday February 9 Metro Tournament TBD TBD
Friday February 10 Metro Tournament TBD TBD
Saturday February 11 District Tournament TBD TBD
Sunday February 12 District Tournament TBD TBD
Monday February 13 District Tournament TBD TBD
Tuesday February 14 District Tournament TBD TBD
Wednesday February 15 District Tournament TBD TBD
Thursday February 16 District Tournament TBD TBD
Friday February 17 District Tournament TBD TBD
Saturday February 18 District Tournament TBD TBD
Friday February 24 Regional Tournament TBD TBD
Saturday February 25 Regional Tournament TBD TBD
Wednesday March 1 State Tournament Tacoma Dome TBD
Thursday March 2 State Tournament Tacoma Dome TBD
Friday March 3 State Tournament Tacoma Dome TBD
Saturday March 4 State Tournament Tacoma Dome TBD
Team
Announcements Coach's Corner

Kerr (1)

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