Over 9 years’ experience as a Professional Basketball Coach and Player Development Trainer with proven talent in molding players into well diverse athletes and leaders.
WOMEN’S & MEN’S PLAYER DEVELOPMENT COACH
Hired as a Player Development Coach for remainder of the season for both Men’s & Women’s Professional Teams. Primary responsibility was to monitor and reinforce the basketball vision and plans of the Head Coaches in practice and through film breakdown. Assist in on and off court elements during practice. Aid in any game preparation and/or day to day tasks, as needed/directed by Head Coaches.
HEAD WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH
WBBL & BUCS, Leicester Riders
Leicester, England, United Kingdom June 2021 – Oct 2021
Head Coach in the Women’s British Basketball League. Also Head Coach of 1st Team for Loughborough University in BUCS competition. Both teams have a proven track record in the UK at the highest level in professional and top university level. Developed athletes and staff at the highest level in the UK. Oversight of the women’s player pathway working with Academy and National League. Recruitment for the Women’s program.
HEAD WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH & DIRECTOR
NBL One Central, Norwood Flames
Adelaide, Australia Oct 2019 – March 2020
Hired to be Head Coach who used HUDL to cut film & analyze game footage with players to discuss game plays and analytics. Oversees all aspects of the women’s program (hiring of staff & coaches, ordering equipment for teams, promoting events and matches) Develop Girls Junior program to create top talent and conduct all basketball clinics for Norwood. The season never started and was cancelled due to Covid-19.
WOMEN’S HEAD BASKETBALL COACH
NBL One South, Launceston Tornadoes
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Feb 2018 – Aug 2019
2018 Championship Runner-Up, finished in 4th place out of 16 teams. Developed the League MVP & Leading scorer of the competition. Conducted individual skill training & all team practice plans. Cut film using HUDL & analyzed game footage with players. Conducted all holiday and school clinics in the community.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & CAMP COACH
WNBA Dallas Wings
Dallas, TX Mar 2016 – Jan 2018
Scheduled/planned each camp with the Director of Community Development Conducted drills for camps focusing on shooting, passing, dribbling, and defence. Conducted scouting reports and individual basketball skill training for professional athletes alongside Head Coach Fred Williams.
PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & CAMP COACH
WNBA Minnesota Lynx
Minneapolis, MN Jun 2011 – Oct 2015
Developed scouting reports for both preseason and regular games. Conducted film sessions for guard play improvement with coaches. Conducted clinic drills for all youth basketball camps over the years.
Dallas Maverick Basketball Academy
Dallas, TX Nov 2015 – Present
Recruited, managed, and supervised kids summer basketball camps, providing positive motivation and encouragement while improving knowledge and skills. Prepared and administered evaluation materials.
PERSONAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINER
NBA Player Anthony Tolliver
Dallas, TX Nov 2015 – Present
Conducted individual summer, pre-season, and post season workouts. Cut film using Synergy to analyze strengths and weaknesses on the floor. Coordinated all travel operations regarding business meetings and fundraising for community events.
Minnesota State University- Mankato
Mankato, MN Aug 2009- May 2013
Division II Conference Champions of the NSIC conference for two years; NCAA. Regional Champion advancing to the Elite Eight in 2011 culminating in a Final Four appearance
- Excellent basketball playing and coaching experience.
- Holds strong sportsmanship and managerial skills.
- Outstanding coordination, administration, and communication skills.
- In-depth knowledge of the sport and expertise in imparting it.
- Skilled in handling travel, accommodations, and itineraries.
- Ability to assess and evaluate individual player's and team's performance.
Minnesota State University – Mankato Bachelor of Science, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, May 2013
NBA PLAYER ANTHONY TOLLIVER REFERENCE
I have known Coach Derrick Washington for over 10+ years now. I originally met him in Minnesota at the shared practice facility for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx. I was playing basketball at the time for the Timberwolves and Coach Washington was assisting the women’s team with their practices. I continuously saw him work after hours with players and it made an impression on me. A few years later I reconnected with him and he became my personal development coach. During those seasons I accomplished some career numbers and I definitely give Coach Washington credit for his hard work in the gym with me. He was always on time and never missed a day in the years working together. Coach Washington also took advantage of opportunities to learn from the best coaches on the planet by attending several NBA practices with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings, Detroit Pistons, and the Atlanta Hawks to name a few.
Derrick Washington has developed a distinguished reputation in the basketball community. He is without a doubt internationally recognized for his coaching skill set, his networking abilities, and his personality. I believe that in 10 years or less Coach Derrick Washington will be coaching on the big stage. Whether that be top level Europe, Australia, WNBA, or NBA he is destined for greatness in the coaching field. His work ethic, basketball knowledge, passion for the game, along with his personality, will win over any GM or manager looking for a great young, upcoming Coach.
Derrick is also one of the most selfless people I have met. Since I have known him he has consistently given back to the communities that he lives in. Not only passing down basketball knowledge but also general life knowledge to the next generation. Any club that decides to put their trust in him will benefit tremendously by having a Coach of Derricks caliber. He will be able to help develop the next generation of basketball players with advanced strategy and skills. I’m sure he will also continue his grass roots approach to developing a great community wherever he is living. Coach Derrick Washington will be an asset to any basketball organization around the world.
14 year NBA Veteran