Athletics Overview

Track wins WACC Men’s and Women’s Titles


Tierra Robinson-Jones and KaRa Awakoaiye go 1-2 in the Women’s 200m.

Camilo Eifler ’16 Receives NSCA All-American Athlete Award


The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) announced this week that senior Camilo Eifler has been named a 2016 All-American Athlete Award recipient in recognition of his athletic accomplishments and dedication to strength and conditioning.

Eifler was nominated for the award by O’Dowd Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Jay Beito, and NSCA officials said his determination to improve in athletics while maintaining academic prominence is a great model for all student-athletes at Bishop O’Dowd High School. Read more…

2016 Women’s Varsity Softball team head to WACC Championship game Thursday 5/19

BOD 2016 Varsity Softball

The Bishop O’Dowd 2016 Women’s Varsity Softball team are heading to the WACC Championship game on Thursday 5/19@ 5pm vs. Castro Valley High School @ Larry Standley field in Hayward.

Their playoff game 2-1 win against San Leandro on Tuesday in an extra innings puts them in the WACC finals with an overall record of 19-3 and League record of 11-2.

Come on out and support your team at the Championship game. GO DRAGONS!!!!

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Men’s Golf wins WACC, places 4th at NCS Championships

Congratulations to the Men’s golf team on winning the WACC League Championships. With this win they advanced to the Division II North Coast Section Championships and placed 4th behind Sir Francis Drake, Marin Academy, and Stuart Hall. The following Varsity athletes competed. Jason Brown (Senior) Marcus Williams (Senior) Adrian Davis Thomas Flynn Aaron DePaolo Ruben […]

Track Enters Postseason, Prepares for the State Championship

Post Season competition begins this week with Varsity Athletes competing at Burrell Field Thursday and Saturday in the Track WACC League Championships.

Track Competes at Sacramento Meet of Champions

photo 5 The Dragons post top times in NCS as they compete in the last invitational before postseason competition begins.

O’Dowd Student-Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent/Celebratory Signing Forms


Seven Bishop O’Dowd High School student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent/Celebratory Signing Forms in a ceremony held in Dominican Hall Lounge on April 21.

Family and friends were on hand to congratulate Kaelan Ashford-Jones, baseball, Morehouse College; Jason Brown, golf, University of La Verne; Jenna DeTurk, tennis, Sonoma State University; Greg Kleinman, soccer, Occidental College; Miles Montgomery, soccer, Colorado College; Valentina Riveros, soccer, San Francisco State University; and Alexis Scalzo, softball, Clark Atlanta University.

Track Posts top times at Arcadia Invitational

girls at arcadia 2016

The Dragons travel to Arcadia, CA to compete in largest Track and Field invitational in the U.S. posting top times in California in relay events as well as individual events.

Dragons Win Rugby Double Header

odowd rugby

The Bishop O’Dowd Men and Women’s rugby teams both advance to the Northern California Championships after winning a very wet Saturday evening double header of Nor Cal Rugby Playoffs on the De La Salle Campus. The Northern California Championships will be held on Saturday April 16, Venue TBA.

Tyler Manca ’18 Organizes Free Baseball Academy for Youngsters


There’s nothing that brings Tyler Manca ’18 more joy than playing baseball.

A member of the O’Dowd varsity baseball team, Tyler has benefitted from playing highly competitive – yet expensive – travel ball. He knows, however, those opportunities are cost prohibitive for many youngsters.

So Tyler took steps to ensure that young baseball players who don’t have the financial resources to participate in elite travel ball still have the opportunity to develop skills needed to succeed at the high school level, and experience the joy the sport has brought him. Read more…

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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


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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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