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Lionel Washington
Current position
TitleDefensive Coordinator, Cornerbacks Coach
Biographical details
Born (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 60)
Lutcher, Louisiana
Alma materTulane
Playing career
Date of birth: (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth: Lutcher, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s): Defensive back
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Playing stats at

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.

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 Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.. Retrieved on 2009-01-20.
  3. Destroyers Announce Coaching Staff Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  4. "Tulane's Johnson Announces the Completion of Green Wave Coaching Staff". Retrieved 2012-02-08.

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