A native of Bradenton and graduate of Southeast High School, Elliot Washington brings his program building skills and winning traditions to the State College of Florida after 13 years at Southeast High School. He ended his tenure as the Head Men's Basketball Coach with over a .500 winning record.
Washington was named Coach of the Year by the Florida Highschool Athletic Coaches Association (FHSAA) 5A District 16 in 2013. He earned his first Coach of the Year honor in 2004, from the Herald-Tribune Newspaper after a 23-8 season and an FHSAA Final Four appearance.
During his playing career, Washington was a star on the court. He began as a 3-year starter for the Southeast Seminoles under Head Coach Bob Carroll. He led the team to a 51-10 record over a two year period. He represented the state of Florida in the North vs. South All-Star game in 1989 as a senior. From 1989-1991, he was a star player at Manatee Community College where he earned 1st Team All-Conference honors coached by Hall of Fame coaches Harry Kinnan and Chip Sines.
After graduating from Manatee Community College in 1991, he took his basketball talents to NCAA Division I University of Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. Washington was the starting point guard at the University of Alabama and earned the nickname “The Shot Doctor” for his ability to make last-second game winning shots. Under the leadership of coach “Wimp”
Sanderson, Washington played alongside five NBA 1st Round Draft Picks. Off the court, Washington has been an active member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Florida Association of Basketball Coaches and The Black Coaches and Administrators Association.
Elliot Washington brings over 20 years of experience in the Sports & Entertainment industry as well; formerly being licensed in the NBA, NFL, CFL as a Player Agent and Contract Advisor respectively.
Washington resides in Bradenton with his wife, Nikkie, and two children Brooke and Elliot II.