O’Dowd’s long-standing athletic tradition is defined by its commitment to excellence in the development of scholar-athletes. O’Dowd has been consistently ranked in the top ten of nearly 175 North Coast Section independent and public schools for academic and athletic excellence. Over 700 students play interscholastic athletics and our top scholars make up a large portion of our outstanding athletes.
Bishop O’Dowd High School athletics is an interscholastic co-curricular program designed to develop students physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. We affirm and promote Catholic values while engaging student-athletes fully in mind, body, and spirit. Student-athletes, coaches and parents are called upon to work together in the true spirit of sportsmanship to assist in creating an environment in which these core values can be revealed, tested, and proven relevant both to participants and the entire school community.