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.

Summer 2022 Calendar

Schedule
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday November 30 Chief Sealth Chief Sealth 4:30PM
Saturday December 4 Ingraham Ingraham TBD
Tuesday December 7 Franklin Franklin 4:30PM
Friday December 10 Lakeside O'Dea 4:00PM
Friday December 17 Eastside O'Dea 4:00PM
Tuesday December 28 Kings O'Dea 3:00PM
Thursday December 30 Timberline O'Dea 3:00PM
Monday January 3 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach TBD
Saturday January 8 Ballard Ballard TBD
Tuesday January 11 Ballard Ballard TBD
Friday January 14 Blanchet O'Dea 4:00PM
Saturday January 15 Jackson O'Dea 2:30PM
Tuesday January 18 Nathan Hale O'Dea 4:30PM
Saturday January 22 Federal Way O'Dea 2:30PM
Saturday January 29 Bellevue O'Dea 2:30PM
Monday January 31 Freshmen Tournament O'Dea 5:00PM
Tuesday February 1 Freshmen Tournament O'Dea 5:00PM
Wednesday February 2 Lincoln O'Dea 4:30PM
Thursday February 3 Freshmen Tournament O'Dea 5:00PM
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday November 30 Chief Sealth Chief Sealth 5:45PM
Friday December 3 Ingraham Ingraham 5:30PM
Tuesday December 7 Franklin Franklin 5:45PM
Friday December 10 Lakeside O'Dea 5:45PM
Tuesday December 14 Cleveland O'Dea 5:45PM
Friday December 17 Eastside O'Dea 5:45PM
Tuesday December 28 Kings O'Dea 4:30PM
Thursday December 30 Timerbline O'Dea 4:30PM
Monday January 3 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach 5:45PM
Saturday January 8 Ballard Ballard 12:00PM
Tuesday January 11 Garfield Garfield 5:45PM
Friday January 14 Bishop Blanchet O'Dea 5:45PM
Saturday January 15 Jackson O'Dea 4:00PM
Tuesday January 18 Nathan Hale O'Dea 5:45PM
Friday January 21 Roosevelt Roosevelt 5:30PM
Saturday January 22 Federal Way O'Dea 4:00pm
Monday January 24 Roosevelt Roosevelt TBD
Tuesday January 25 West Seattle O'Dea 5:45PM
Friday January 28 Seattle Prep O'Dea 5:45PM
Saturday January 29 Bellevue O'Dea 4:00PM
Wednesday February 2 Lincoln O'Dea 5:45PM
Day Date Opponent Location Time/Result
Tuesday November 30 Chief Sealth Chief Sealth 7:30PM
Friday December 3 Ingraham Ingraham 8:30PM
Tuesday December 7 Franklin Franklin 7:30PM
Friday December 10 Lakeside O'Dea 7:30PM
Tuesday December 14 Cleveland O'Dea 7:30PM
Saturday December 18 National Hardwood Invitational
Sunday December 19 National Hardwood Invitational
Monday December 20 National Hardwood Invitational
Tuesday December 21 National Hardwood Invitational
Tuesday December 28 Eastside Catholic O'Dea 6:00PM
Thursday December 30 Timberline O'Dea 6:00PM
Tuesday January 5 Rainier Beach Rainier Beach 7:30PM
Friday January 8 Ballard Ballard 1:30PM
Monday January 11 Garfield Garfield 7:30PM
Friday January 14 Bishop Blanchet O'Dea 7:30PM
Tuesday January 18 Nathan Hale O'Dea 7:30PM
Friday January 21 Roosevelt Roosevelt 8:30PM
Tuesday January 25 West Seattle O'Dea 7:15PM
Friday January 28 Seattle Prep O'Dea 7:15PM
Wednesday February 2 Lincoln O'Dea 7:15PM
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