Sports

List of 8 items.

  • Baseball

    The Dowling Catholic High School baseball coaching staff works to facilitate the growth and maturity of young men: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. They strive for excellence on and off the playing field and provide the team with opportunities to develop life skills and values.

    Head Coach: Mark Roering

    Start Date: April 29, 2019

    State Champions: 1988, 1989, 1999, 2001, 2011
    State Qualifiers: 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1987-1989, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017 
  • Basketball

    Girls

    Head Coach: 
    Kristin Meyer

    Start Date: 
    November 5, 2018

    State Champions
    : 1992, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2014 
    State Runner Up: 2013
    State Qualifier: 1992-1994, 1996-1999, 2000-2006, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2017

    Boys
    The Dowling Catholic Basketball program is committed to and will serve as an extension to the mission of Dowling Catholic High School.  We will use basketball as an educational tool to help facilitate the growth and maturity of our student-athletes as well as use basketball to provide our student athletes the opportunity to practice life skills and Christ-like values.  In essence, we will strive to assist all involved to become better people and use basketball as a venue to help teach life lessons.

    Head Coach: Mike O'Connor

    Start Date: November 12, 2018

    State Champions: 1979
    State Runner Up: 1981, 1983, 1992
    State Qualifier: 1985, 1996, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2016 
  • Bowling

    Girls
    Dowling Catholic Girls Bowling strives to help each bowler reach her highest potential. Bowling takes commitment, trust and hard work to improve, and is just as much mental as it is physical. High school sports are about meeting new people, learning new skills and doing something you love. This team is meant to give each bowler a place to compete with her teammates in a sport she can do the rest of her life. 

    Head Coach: Rob Kunkle

    Start Date: November 5, 2018

    Individual State Qualifiers: 2011, 2012

    Boys
    Dowling Catholic Boys Bowling strives to help each bowler reach his highest potential. Bowling takes commitment, trust and hard work to improve, and is just as much mental as it is physical. High school sports are about meeting people, learning new skills and doing something you love. This team is meant to give each bowler a place to compete with his teammates in a sport he can do the rest of his life.  

    Head Coach: Rob Kunkle

    Start Date: November 5, 2018


    Individual State Qualifier: 2014
  • Cheerleading

    The primary purpose of the Dowling Catholic cheerleaders is to raise spirit, perform cheers and lead the crowd at Dowling Catholic football and basketball games, wrestling matches and special events.  In addition, cheerleaders will perform stunts and short dance/pom routines. Those who are members of the competition squads may also attend in-state cheerleading competitions.

    Head Coach: Becca Cooling

    Start Date: August 6, 2018
  • Cross Country

    Girls
    As part of the Dowling Catholic Girls Cross Country team, you will discover an inner-strength, the power of self-discipline, and a level of commitment and persistence. You will develop confidence and faith, an ability to trust yourself and not let fear stand in your way. When you become a part of this team, you will be a winner. DARE TO DREAM. Go beyond what you ever thought possible.

    Head Coach: Loran Storts

    Start Date: August 6, 2018

    State Champions: 2007-2011, 2013
    State Qualifiers: 1976-1977, 1979-1980, 1983-1986, 1988-1991, 1993, 1995, 1996-2001, 2006-2016, 2018

    Boys
    The Dowling Catholic Boys Cross Country coaching staff is committed to developing a team of young men who are the best versions of themselves - a team of true champions. We are committed to making you a fitter, faster and more confident athlete. We will give you every opportunity to train, compete, and further your running career.

    Head Coach: Tim Ives

    Start Date: August 6, 2018

    State Champions: 1974, 1985, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018
    Individual State Champions: 1951, 1979, 1980, 2000, 2012, 2015
  • Dance

    The Dowling Catholic dance team performs at football games, pep assemblies and girls and boys basketball games, and also participates in camps and competitions. They promote school spirit through the art of dance and exhibit great sportsmanship and positive attitudes.  Dancers are held to high academic standards and will improve their dance ability, learn effective time management skills, develop friendships, and learn the value of teamwork.

    Head Coach: Taylor O'Tool

    Start Date: November 5, 2018

    ISDTA State Champs: 2002-2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013-2017
    ISDTA State Solo Champs: 2004-2006, 2012-2015
  • Football

    The Dowling Catholic Football Program offers a year-round program focused on developing young men of character and integrity. We strive for excellence through maximum effort and determination. We constantly seek to raise the bar so that all members of the program understand the continued need to improve. Teamwork is of high priority and our ultimate goal is to develop each individual athlete to be the best person possible. 

    Head Coach: Tom Wilson
    Sophomore Coach: Jim Cataldo
    Freshmen Coach: Claude Wilkins

    Start Date: August 6, 2018

    Class 4-A State Champions: 2000, 2001, 2010, 2013-2017
    State Qualifiers: 1972-1976, 1979-1983, 1985-2001, 2004-2006, 2008-2017
  • Golf

    Girls
    The Dowling Catholic Girls Golf program strives to nurture young women who will excel spiritually, academically and athletically. Success will be measured by serving our community and reaching academic and athletic goals. Ultimately, the girls golf program works to produce well-rounded individuals who strive for integrity, excellence and continual improvement. 

    Head Coach: Ron Gray

    Start Date: March 11, 2019

    State Champions: 2015 
    State Qualifier: 1978, 1988, 2007, 2010-2017

    Boys
    The Dowling Catholic boys golf program seeks to instruct, coach and inspire players to achieve at a high level and to guide young men to become upstanding and dedicated individuals. Players work not only to compete at the highest level on the golf course, but also in the classroom and in serving their community.

    Head Coach: Ron Gray

    Start Date: August 6, 2018

    Class 4-A State Champions: 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2009
    Class 4-A State Qualifiers: 1972, 1973, 1983, 1986-1996, 2000, 2004-2016, 2018

List of 7 items.

  • Soccer

    Girls
    The Dowling Catholic girls soccer program is rich in history and tradition. Our incredibly talented players have achieved success on and off the field.  Girls soccer player expectations: Promptness, discipline, teamwork, positive attitude, sportsmanship, respect, loyalty, desire, pride, heart, hard work and commitment.

    Head Coach: JP Pearson
     
    Start Date: March 18, 2019

    Class 3-A State Qualifiers: 1999, 2003-2005, 2008, 2011-2015    
    Class 3-A State Runner Up: 2013, 2015

    Boys
    Dowling Catholic Boys Soccer has a rich tradition of success on the soccer field.  Our coaching staff firmly believes that continued success cannot be achieved without discipline and sacrifice and our coaching philosophy reflects that sentiment. At Dowling Catholic we treat soccer as an extension of the classroom and seek to cultivate moral character alongside athletic competitiveness.

    Head Coach: John Mullins
     
    Start Date: March 11, 2019

    Class 2-A State Champions: 2008  
    Class 3-A State Champions: 2011 
    State Qualifiers: 2005-2009, 2011, 2013
  • Softball

    The Dowling Catholic High School softball program strives to develop strong, confident and positive leaders, leaders that are students of the game as well as academics.  We will strive to develop players with good character and work ethic whose focus is on teamwork and loyalty. In addition, we will develop athletes with strong fundamental skills and mechanics related to softball.

    Head Coach:  Matt Murillo

    Start Date: May 6, 2019

    State Champions: 1992, 2004, 2013 
    State Qualifiers: 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000-2002, 2004, 2005, 2010-2014
  • Swimming

    Girls
    The Dowling Catholic Girls Swimming & Diving program works to develop and promote the ideals of responsibility, commitment, hard work, sportsmanship and teamwork while upholding the mission of Dowling Catholic High School. Team members will use swimming and diving as an avenue to learn dedication, integrity, accountability and respect so that all athletes and coaches can grow as faith-filled people.

    Head Coach:  Frankie Hanson

    Start Date: August 6, 2018

    Regional Champions: 2003, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018
    State Runner-Up: 2000, 2017, 2018

    Boys
    The Dowling Catholic Boys Swimming program works to develop and promote the ideals of responsibility, commitment, hard work, sportsmanship and teamwork while upholding the mission of Dowling Catholic High School.

    Head Coach: Nicholas Spike

    Start Date: November 5, 2018

    4-A State Champions: 2000-2003
  • Tennis

    Girls
    The Dowling Catholic Girls Tennis Program offers students the opportunity to play tennis at a high level and improve their tennis skills and fitness level. The program seeks to be competitive on the court and in the classroom.  

    Head Coach:  Drew Dunlay

    Start Date: March 11, 2019

    Doubles State Championship: 1990, 1991 
    State Team Runner-Up: 2017
    State Team Qualifier: 2015

    Boys
    The Dowling Catholic Boys Tennis program offers an opportunity for athletes to improve their tennis skills and experience competition, teamwork, and pride while developing character and sportsmanship. We strive to provide an atmosphere for individual and team growth while supporting academic excellence.

    Head Coach: Faith Bliss

    Start Date: March 11, 2019

    2A State Team Championship: 1992, 2001 
    2A State Individual Singles Champions: 1999, 2000, 2011 
    2A State Individual Doubles Champions: 2001
    2A State Team Competition Qualifiers: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 
  • Track & Field

    Girls
    We believe the difference at Dowling Catholic is that we (coaches, runners, jumpers, throwers) hold everyone accountable. We believe that God has blessed us with many talents and by using these talents, along with our faith, we will become accountable to ourselves.  This accountability will make us better athletes, students, and citizens.

    Head Coach: Larry Weier

    Start Date: February 11, 2019


    Boys
    The Dowling Catholic track program is committed to the mission of Dowling Catholic High School. The program gives young men the opportunity to grow and mature spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. Team members will learn the values and rewards that come with hard work, dedication and teamwork. We will compete and carry ourselves in a manner that will make the Dowling Catholic community proud.

    Head Coach: Jarred Herring

    Start Date: February 11, 2019
  • Volleyball

    The Dowling Catholic volleyball program is committed to the mission of Dowling Catholic High School. Volleyball players will strive each day to be the best people they can be.  Players will use volleyball as an avenue to learn teamwork, commitment, integrity, accountability and respect so that all athletes and coaches can grow as faith-filled people.

    Head Coach: Mary Beth Wiskus

    Start Date: August 6, 2018

    State Qualifier: 2012-2018
    Class 5A Runner Up: 2013
  • Wrestling

    The Dowling Catholic Wrestling Program is committed to the mission of Dowling Catholic High School.  The sport of wrestling is used as a tool for students to compete in an environment which supports the highest level of commitment to personal, spiritual and physical growth. Our athletes demonstrate respect, enthusiasm, integrity and excellence both on and off the mat.

    Head Coach: Kevin Stanley

    Start Date: November 12, 2018

    Team State Champions: 1975, 1978, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1991 
    Dual State Team Qualifiers: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2013  

Dowling Catholic High School

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to serving the Greater Des Moines Catholic community and embracing learners of all faiths. In an environment that is faithful, caring and dedicated, Dowling Catholic forms each student to become a Christ-centered leader.