With heavy hearts and fond memories we are sad to share that legendary Cougar Football Coach Jim Oddo passed away overnight. He was 85.
Coach Oddo started coaching at Charlotte Catholic in 1973 and won 358 games in his career, the winningest coach at one school in state history. In his 41 seasons, the Cougars made the state playoffs 30 times including six state championship game appearances. Under his leadership, they won the title in 1977, 2004 and 2005.
Please join the Catholic family in praying for his wife Lorraine, along with his children and grandchildren.
He also leaves behind thousands of Cougar football players and their families who were influenced as much by his love for the game as they were by his love for his players. His impact was felt far beyond the field that bears his name, reaching thousands more CCHS students, parents, fellow coaches and faculty members.
Rest in peace, Coach.