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O’Dowd’s championship athletic program engages over 700 student-athletes, across 15 sports and 48 teams, in the joy of competitive play. Our seasoned coaches, expert athletic trainers, and sport-specific strength and conditioning strategies engage Dragon athletes to rise to the challenge of leadership, not just on the court or field, but in the broader community. Every year, through the collective support of our academic and athletic staff, 20-30 of our student-athletes go on to play at the college level. Our state-of-the-art athletic facilities include an NBA regulation size court, a best-in-class athletic performance lab, and seating for over 1,300 cheering fans. 




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Coaching at O’Dowd


Our coaches, many of whom are alumni, are above all educators. O’Dowd coaches bring their successes from college and professional play, alongside their experience building winning programs, to lead transformational education outside the classroom. 

  • Mental Skills Coaching - mindset, focus, and preparation for high-pressure performance

  • Innovative opportunities to make a positive impact with community service

  • Connections to college coaches and deep expertise on the college recruiting process


Student-athletes from across the region choose O’Dowd for our robust team play. We offer baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, esports, football, golf, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and water polo at the freshman, junior varsity and varsity levels.

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”  - Phil Jackson 

Student-Athlete Leadership Team


Let’s go, Dragons!

Our Student-Athlete Leadership Team brings together senior athletes across every sport to empower Dragons to use their leadership, beyond the court or field, to make positive change.

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Carlos Reed, Director of Athletics

With a BA from UC Santa Barbara, Carlos joined O’Dowd in 2020. He believes in the power of everything athletics teaches: honor, respect, responsibility, commitment, preparation, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

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