Known as a dynamic and passionate coach throughout the Lone Star State basketball community, George Washington joins the Texas staff as an assistant coach for the 2012-13 season.
Prior to joining the Texas staff, Washington served as an assistant coach at Westbury Christian High School in Houston while also teaching computer science, health and physical education classes. The Wildcats made four-straight Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 4A State Championship appearances (2009-12). Westbury Christian earned national rankings as the No. 8 team during the 2008-09 season and No. 9 in 2010-11. During his tenure, the Wildcats compiled a 140-16 (.897) overall record.
On the court, Washington was responsible for designing and organizing basketball practice plans while simultaneously coordinating the strength and conditioning program. Washington also oversaw all scouting reports.
Before his tenure at Westbury Christian, Washington served as the Girls' Varsity Basketball Coach at St. Thomas Episcopal in Houston. He oversaw 17 sports programs as the school's athletic director during the 2004-05 season while also leading the girls' basketball team to the TAPPS 4A State Semifinals and a 27-5 overall record.
Washington graduated from Abilene Christian in May 2000 with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Exercise and Sports Science. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Washington is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and formerly worked as a sports performance specialist at Memorial Hermann Sports Performance in Houston. From 2002-04, he designed and administered sports-specific training programs for NBA and NFL players.
Washington's coaching involvement has also included positions with the DFW Elite (2009-12), Houston Heat Girls Basketball (2003-12) and CyFair Texans Basketball (2006-09).
Washington and his wife Jaclyn reside in Round Rock, Texas, with their four children: daughter Lashann and sons George, Jackson and Jayden.