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Elliot Washington comes to IMG Academy after 5 season as the Head Coach at State College of Florida. Prior to coaching at State College of Florida, Mr. Washington was a successful Head Boy’s Basketball Coach for 14 years at his alma mater Southeast High School in Bradenton, FL. Coach Washington was named “Coach of the Year” by the Florida High School Athletic Coaches Association (FHSAA) 5A District 16 in 2013 & “Coach of the Year” by Floria Association of Basketball Coaches. He earned his first Coach of the Year honor in 2004, from the Herald-Tribune Newspaper after a 23-8 season and a FHSAA Final Four appearance.
Mr. Washington was 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, earned a full scholarship to the University of Alabama in the Southeastern Conference. Mr. 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 during his career. Mr. Washington was coached by the egendary coach Wimp Sanderson, the Crimson Tide was overall 26-9 and advanced to the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament.