The Oakland Tech Athletics program has served as the launchpad for a number of history-making athletes, including Rickey Henderson, John Brodie and Marshawn Lynch. In recent years, Oakland Tech has won the Oakland Athletic League (OAL) championships in football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, golf, softball, badminton, tennis, soccer and swimming.
At Oakland Tech, we expect all our student-athletes to be outstanding citizens and role models. To be eligible for participation, students must maintain minimum progress toward graduation and must maintain a C average (2.0) in academic work.
Poor attendance, physical violence or fighting of any kind, possession of drugs or alcohol, or more than two suspensions from school will result in a student becoming ineligible for any extracurricular activity. Eligibility is determined from the preceding marking period’s report card and will be monitored by the coach of the sport. To be eligible, students must not be credit deficient by more than ten credits. All eligibility issues will be reviewed by the administration.
For more information, please contact Jim Coplan,Tech’s Athletic Director.
All student-athletes are required to fill out and submit both the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form AND the Health Statement/Insurance Verification and Parent Consent form before they can try out or practice. Forms are available here.
Student-athletes may earn Physical Education or elective credits. Learn about the OUSD program.
Some Tech sports (not all) have web pages hosted on the MaxPreps platform and are maintained by parents or coaches. The rowing website is here and the ice hockey Facebook link is here. If you’re interested in volunteering to manage a sport’s website information — for example, post scores and schedules — please fill out and submit this simple Google Form. (You’ll be a hero to the many families on your team!)