Athletics Overview

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St. Francis Invite and Dublin Distance Festival Recap

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Distance runners and sprinters bring home PRs and season bests in Dublin and Mountain View

O’Dowd Sets Meet Record at the San Rafael Twilight Relays

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The girls sprint medley team sets meet record with a time of 1:48:08.

O’Dowd Varsity Girls Softball go 5-0 in the 38th Annual Pleasant Valley Varsity Softball Tournament in Chico

Bishop O’Dowd went 5 – 0 in their bracket at the 38th Annual Pleasant Valley Varsity Softball Tournament in Chico, CA.  Collectively, O’Dowd scored 40 runs for the tournament and gave up 18 runs. Saturday, March 14 Game High School Score Highlights Game 1 Enterprise (Redding, CA) 4 -4 It was an evenly fought game [...]

Ivan Rabb ’15 to Play in Premier Hoops Games

Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach Lou Richie ’89 Selected to Coach at Jordan Brand Classic

Photo by Shavon Jennings – Jennings Images

April will be a busy month for Ivan Rabb ’15.

On April 1, Rabb will participate as a member of the West Team in the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games being played at Chicago’s United Center. The game will be televised live on ESPN at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

Next on the calendar is the April 11 Annual Nike Hoop Summit, being played at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. As a member of the USA Junior National Select Team, Rabb and his teammates will go up against a World Select Team comprised of elite international players who are 19 years old or younger. Read more…

Basketball Teams Head to CIF NorCal Playoffs

After winning the North Coast Section D3 title on Saturday, the boys’ basketball team was given the No. 1 seed in the open division of the CIF NorCal playoffs and will face No. 8 seed St. Francis on Friday, March 13, at Laney College at 7 p.m. See bracket »

The girls’ basketball team is the No. 2 seed in the D3 CIF NorCal playoffs and will host the winner of the No. 7 Branham vs. No. 10 Patterson game (being played Wednesday, March 11) on Saturday, March 14, at O’Dowd beginning at 6 p.m. See bracket »

Track team performs well at CSUS Track Classic and Dan Gabor Invitational

Multiple personal records were set at both meets.

O’Dowd Cheerleaders Lunch Rally for Basketball Teams

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From Comcast – Coach Kaufman still brings crowd to its feet on Sundays

Women’s Track Wins Team Award at Skyline Invitational

Men and women’s track teams perform well at Skyline Invitational.

Bishop O’Dowd Varsity Soccer 2015 Recap

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Bishop O’Dowd Athletics has a long standing tradition of excellence dating back to the 1950’s with outstanding teams in the Catholic Athletic League. Basketball, baseball and track were at the early forefront.

With the inception of football and Title IX in the seventies O’Dowd athletics expanded it’s excellence. Volleyball, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, softball and swimming all gained respect in league, section and state championships. Our swimming program was enhanced with the addition of water polo and O’Dowd was one of the first west coast high schools to offer boys and girls lacrosse.

With further expansion of freshmen teams in volleyball, soccer, girls basketball and baseball O’Dowd hopes to include all students who wish to participate. Over 700 students play interscholastic athletics. Our athletes are also a large proportion of our outstanding students.

Through dedication, hard work and a commitment of excellence Bishop O’Dowd continues to foster DRAGON PRIDE!

Mike Bowler, Director of Athletics
Carlos Arriaga, Associate Athletic Director


Physical Forms

Preparticipation Medical History & Physical Exam Forms (2 Pages)

Sports Medicine

What is an athletic trainer?

An athletic trainer is a certified professional educated on how to prevent, assess, treat and rehabilitate athletic injuries. An athletic trainer holds a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited collegiate athletic training/kinesiology program. During the education, the athletic trainer must complete many hours and demonstrate the ability to perform competencies. Once the education process is completed, the athletic trainer becomes certified through a national certification exam. This exam is proctored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification. An athletic trainer is an excellent resource for various aspects of athletics such as prevention of injuries, nutrition, and psychological issues. For more information about athletic trainers go to


Bishop O’Dowd has a full-time Certified Athletic Trainer on staff. Joanne Kinyon provides student-athletes with the following services: preventive taping; bracing; emergency, acute, and chronic injury assessments; injury rehabilitation; reconditioning; and nutrition advice.

Athletic Training Room  Hours: The training room is open from 11a-7p. Athletes are expected to come in for evaluations and rehabilitation work during lunch or MP periods.

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Why join Dragon Athletic Boosters?

* To create a strong parent organization supporting athletics
* To enrich the entire athletic experience for our student-athletes
* To build community through athletics
* To support coaches in teaching life lessons
* To help the Crab Feed reach new heights
* To improve BOD athletic facilities
* To be a part of the athletic legacy

Dragon Athletic Boosters Meeting Dates

7-9pm in Dominican Boardroom
Monday, September 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday, January 6, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014

Dragon Athletic Boosters Supported Facility Improvements

* Strength and Conditioning Coach (2011)

* Renovated Weight Room (2011)
* Bishop O’Dowd Live Streaming Video (2010)

* Lights for outdoor athletic facility (2009)
* New retractable basketball baskets (2008)
* New scoreboards (2008)
* Field Turf / All Weather Track (2004)
* New gym locker rooms expanded weight room (2003)
* Weight room equipment (2003)
* Baseball bleachers (2002)

Future Facility Improvement Projects

* Individual team capital request
* Future capital projects (TBD)


Weight Room Essentials

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Jay Beito tells you all the important things you need to know about safely working out in our weight room »

Coach Beito’s tips for parents on CBS site »

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