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Lionel Washington

Lionel Washington (born October 21, 1960 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is the Defensive Coordinator and Cornerbacks coach of the Southern Jaguars football team since 2018. He is an American retired cornerback who played fifteen seasons in the National Football League. Washington attended Tulane University.

Lionel Washington
Current position
TitleDefensive Coordinator, Cornerbacks Coach
Biographical details
Born (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 59)
Lutcher, Louisiana
Alma materTulane
Playing career
19831986St. Louis Cardinals
19871994Los Angeles Raiders
19951996Denver Broncos
1997Oakland Raiders
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999–2008Green Bay Packers (CB/NB)
2009–2010Oakland Raiders (DB)
2011Virginia Destroyers (DB)
2012–2017Tulane (Co-DC/DB)
2018-PresentSouthern (DC/CB)
Lionel Washington
Born: (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 59)
Lutcher, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s)Defensive back
NFL draft1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
As player
1983–1986St. Louis Cardinals
1987–1994Los Angeles Raiders
1995–1996Denver Broncos
1997Oakland Raiders

Washington was a nicklebacks/cornerbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1999 to 2008. He was let go after a disappointing 2008 season.[1] Before the 2009 season the Oakland Raiders hired him to be their defensive secondary coach.[2] In 2011 Washington became Defensive Backs Coach of the United Football League's Virginia Destroyers.[3] In 2012, he was named co-Defensive Coordinator of the Tulane Green Wave football team.[4]

Washington is the father of Deron Washington, a professional basketball player who was selected in the second round of the 2008 NBA Draft.


  1. ^ Green Bay Packers Fire Six Coaches January 5, 2009
  2. ^ Raiders hire pair of assistant coaches Archived 2009-01-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2009-01-20.
  3. ^ Destroyers Announce Coaching Staff Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  4. ^ "Tulane's Johnson Announces the Completion of Green Wave Coaching Staff". Retrieved 2012-02-08.