Athletics Overview

O’Dowd to Host Student-Athlete College Recruiting Info Night


Do you know what it takes to become a college athlete? To find out, join us on Thursday, March 12th from 6:30-7:30pm in the theater for a free seminar.

A Day in the Life of Paris Austin

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Congratulations to National Letter of Intent Signees

Congratulations to our student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent today: Hannah Castillo, volleyball, UC Merced; Haley Nishimoto, soccer, Middle Tennessee State University; Matt Powell, soccer, UCLA; and Stephanie Zuniga, soccer, University of Colorado.

Ivan Rabb – McDonad’s All American

Michael Jordan was one. LeBron James was one. Kevin Durant was one. And now Ivan Rabb ’15 is one, too.

O’Dowd students gathered in the cafeteria after school on Jan. 28 to watch the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU erupted in cheers when it was announced that Rabb was named to the boys’ west team roster. See the final roster.

The nation’s top high school basketball all-star event will be played Wednesday, April 1, at Chicago’s United Center (the boys tip off at 9 p.m. Eastern Time) and will be televised live on ESPN.

Rabb is the first O’Dowd boys’ basketball player to be selected as a McDonald’s All American. Girls’ basketball player Oderah Chidom ’13 was the first Dragon ever selected for the games. Read more…

Aisia Robertson Scores 1,000th Point

10th Women’s Basketball Player in School History to Reach Milestone

Aisia Robertson ’15 scored her 1,000th career point in O’Dowd’s win over Castro Valley on Jan. 14. She is only the 10th women’s basketball player in school history to reach this milestone.*

Robertson wasn’t aware at the time that she had joined the school’s elite group of scorers, and was surprised when assistant varsity coach Shannon Donahue made an announcement to the team following the Berkeley High game on Jan. 16. Read more…

Paris Austin ’15 Breaks Single-Game Scoring Record

Paris Austin ‘15 scored a school single-game record 43 points – including 12 3-pointers – in a 108-77 victory over Piedmont High on Jan. 21.

The previous single-game scoring record holder, Jasen Powell ’90, now the head athletic trainer for the Los Angeles Clippers, scored 41 points in three quarters in 1990. “A 25-year reign is pretty good to hold a record. I’m glad it happened for this young fella,” Powell said.

Powell recalled that he spoke with Paris at a Clippers/Warriors game about O’Dowd basketball. “He told me that he was coming for that record and he did it! That inspiration, drive and desire can and will take him much further than the game of basketball,” Powell said.

What a performance by Paris Austin last night. He scored a school single-game record 43 points – with 12 3-pointers – in a 108-77 victory over Piedmont High.

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Men’s Basketball Team Upsets #3 Wheeler

The Dragons took on some of the nation’s top high school teams at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, held in Springfield, Missouri, and at the Spaulding HoopHall Basketball Classic, held in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Places 3rd in Bass Pro Tournament of Champions

Read recap of Bass Pro Tournament of Champions third place game…

Read recap of the Spaulding HoopHall Basketball Classic upset over Wheeler…

O’Dowd in Tournament of Champions

Many have been asking how to follow our varsity men’s basketball team who is participating in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions ( in Springfield, MO. They open the tournament tonight at 6pm PST against Waynesville (MO). The Bass Pro Tournament of Champions is the #1 attended High School Basketball Tournament in America.

Live game stats and scores can be found here »

Also, I will be tweeting out results periodically through our O’Dowd Athletics Twitter account »

Carlos Arriaga
Go Dragons!

BOD vs. Piedmont HS, Highlights

Thanks to Monte Merritt for putting this together:

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Basketball Team to Play on East Coast

The boys varsity basketball team has some big games ahead.

The team is headed to Springfield, Missouri, on Jan. 14 to play in the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions Classic .

Read a profile about the team…

Then the team will go to Springfield, Massachusetts, to participate in the Spalding Hoophall Classic . The Dragons will face Wheeler High School on Monday, Jan. 19, in a game to be televised on ESPN.

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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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