Basketball State Champs 2022 - Photo by Dunia Wilder
  • Athletics Overview

    A Thriving Legacy

    The Oakland Tech athletics program has been the launchpad for a number of history-making athletes, including Rickey Henderson, John Brodie and Marshawn Lynch. 

     

    Oakland Tech is a member of the Oakland Athletic League (OAL) and offers the following sports: badminton, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track/field, volleyball, and wrestling. Students can participate in club ice hockey, lacrosse, and rowing teams.

     

    Our girls’ basketball team won the state championship in both 2019 and 2022. Students have received several Student Athlete Awards for boys and girls the last five years. In recent years, Oakland Tech teams have won State Divisional, Regional and Oakland Athletic League (OAL) championships. 

     

    Oakland Tech's Athletic Director is Dr. Alexis Gray-Lawson, who helped lead Tech to its second state basketball title in 2005. At UC Berkeley, Gray-Lawson holds the Golden Bears’ all-time record for three-pointers made, with a total of 148. She signed with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA in 2011. In the WNBA offseason, she also played professionally in Turkey and Israel. She received her doctorate in educational leadership and curriculum. Also on the team are Associate Athletic Director Karega Hart and Assistant Principal for Sports, Errico Bachicha.


    View the most up-to-date Athletics information at www.OaklandTechBulldogs.com!
    and on Instagram @otechathletics

    Sports & Seasons

    We take great pride in the depth and breadth of our athletics program. Prior to the start of each season, we host a Sports Information Night for student-athletes and their families to learn about individual sports, meet the coaches, get the lowdown about expectations, practices, schedules and requirements, and much more.

     

    Information about tryouts, games, and more are posted to ParentSquare and StudentSquare.

     

    Learn more about the teams here. If you have questions about our program in general, please contact Tech’s Assistant Principal for Sports, Errico Bachicha, at errico.bachicha@ousd.org. If you have questions about specific sports, please contact the coach(es) directly.


    Eligibility

    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 Tech’s Assistant Principal for Sports, Errico Bachicha, at errico.bachicha@ousd.org .

     

    Athletics Boosters ClubBeanie Bulldog

    The Tech Athletics Booster Club (TABC) was formed to support and promote all sport activities of Oakland Tech; to encourage and recognize high scholastic involvement by students and to partner with our community to recognize school achievement, sportsmanship and character. The Booster Club is a volunteer-run board that contributes to the morale, spirit and enthusiasm of the student body and the community, and provides a vehicle for positive involvement by the community with the school. 
     

    All parents and guardians of Bulldog student-atheletes are encouraged to add their voices, spirit and enthusiasm to Tech’s Athletics Boosters Club. We’re a fun, energetic group dedicated to the success of Tech’s teams and athletes. We actively support the Athletic Dept. by helping it provide proper, state-of-the-art equipment, maintain athletic fields, celebrate our athletes at end-of-season awards banquets and much more. All welcome! Check ParentSquare for dates and times of our meetings. Questions? Email sportsboosterclub@oaklandtech.com.

     

    Credit for Sports

    Student-athletes may earn Physical Education or elective credits for participating in various Oakland Tech sports. Learn about the OUSD policy here.

  • Nondiscrimination Policy

    OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person’s actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at www.ousd.org – under District Services – Ombudsperson or at the Office of the Ombudsperson, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 150, Oakland, California 94607. For further information, call 510-879-4281. BOARD POLICY 0410.