The Norfolk, Va., native joined the Delaware State University coaching staff in June 2014. He is most noted as a successful high school basketball coach and administrator at Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, N.C., for nearly two decades.
He posted a record of 245-79, while leading the school’s boys’ basketball team to a Christian Schools national championship and two North Carolina state titles in 11 seasons at Word of God. Among the players under coach Washington's leadership at the academy is former top National Basketball Association draft pick John Wall of the Washington Wizards (University of Kentucky), T.J. Warren of the Phoenix Suns (North Carolina State); and former Delaware State University standout Aaron Fleetwood, who helped lead the Hornets to their lone MEAC Tournament championship and three regular season conference titles from 2004-to-2007 before a successful career in European professional leagues.
Word of God was Christian Schools National Champion in 1999 and national runner-up in 2005. The school won North Carolina Christian School titles in 1997 and ’98.
In addition to basketball coach, Washington was director of athletics, an instructor; and head coach of the school’s football, baseball and track and field teams during his tenure at Word of God.
He posted an overall record of 35-10 in four seasons as the school’s head football coach. His 2010 and 2011 teams captured North Carolina Christian Schools championships, while his 2012 club was state runner-up.
Washington was selected as West Head Coach of the 2011 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association All-Star Game; and was North Carolina special teams coordinator for the 2012 Oasis North Carolina vs. South Carolina All-Star Classic.
His Word of God baseball teams were 49-27 in six seasons.
Washington served 19 years as the school’s Director of Athletics. He was also appointed to numerous leadership positions on various scholastic boards and commissions in North Carolina.
A graduate of St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. (bachelor’s in Organizational Management), he and wife Detrae have three children: Delisa, Demetri and Isaiah.