Lionel Washington

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Lionel Washington
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Conference The American
Biographical details
Born (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 57)
Lutcher, Louisiana
Alma mater Tulane
Playing career
1979–1982 Tulane
19831986 St. Louis Cardinals
19871994 Los Angeles Raiders
19951996 Denver Broncos
1997 Oakland Raiders
Position(s) Cornerback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1999–2008 Green Bay Packers (CB/NB)
2009–2010 Oakland Raiders (DB)
2011 Virginia Destroyers (DB)
2012–2017 Tulane (Co-DC/DB)
Lionel Washington
Born: (1960-10-21) October 21, 1960 (age 57)
Lutcher, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s) Defensive back
College Tulane
NFL draft 1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
As player
1983–1986 St. Louis Cardinals
1987–1994 Los Angeles Raiders
1995–1996 Denver Broncos
1997 Oakland Raiders

Lionel Washington (born October 21, 1960 in New Orleans, Louisiana) was the co-Defensive Coordinator of the Tulane Green Wave football team until 2017. He is a retired American 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 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.
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