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 Al Washington
Al Washington
Running Backs

Seveth Year Coaching

Alma Mater:
Boston College, '06


  • Entering his seventh year coaching, his second at Boston College and his first as running backs coach.
  • Spent the 2012 season as assistant defensive line and assistant special teams coach at Boston College, his alma mater.
  • Came to Boston College after serving as linebackers coach at Elon University for one season (2011) under the direction of head coach Jason Swepson. Swepson is a 1992 BC graduate who served as running backs coach at his alma mater for eight seasons (1999-2006).
  • At Elon he worked with a talented group of linebackers that included 2011 All-American and All-SoCon selection Joshua Jones as well as SoCon All-Freshman Team member Jonathan Spain. Linebacker Jonathan Spain also collected freshman All-America accolades.
  • Prior to his time at Elon, Washington spent the previous two seasons as the defensive line coach at Slippery Rock University which won 12 games in that span, including a pair of wins against top-25 foes. Coached all PSAC conference defensive ends Pat Marsilio and Jeff Thomspon.
  • Served as North Carolina State University's defensive graduate assistant for one season (2008)
  • Coached at Division III Rensselaer Polytechnic Institution (RPI) in 2007.
  • Helped lead RPI to an 8-2 record, a Liberty League championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III playoffs and was a member of the 2007 Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • Signed with the Canadian Football League's Sakatchewan Roughriders in June 2006. Played one season - 2006 - for the Roughriders; also played for the CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
  • Was a three-year starter at defensive tackle and four-year lettermen at Boston College (2002-05).
  • Earned Boston College's Paul Cavanaugh Award in 2006, given annually to the player whose on and off the field accomplishments speak volumes about his commitment, outlook, volunteer work, ethics and work in the community and on the team.
  • Captured the program's Leadership Award in 2005.
  • Earned a bachelor's degree in sociology from Boston College in May 2006.
  • Originally from Columbus, Ohio.
  • LB Josh Jones, Elon
    2012 free agent signee (Jacksonville); 2011 first-team All-Southern Conference
  • DE Willie Young, NC State
    Drafted by Detroit in 2010; 2009 second-team All-ACC


BirthdateApril 22, 1984
Age on Sept. 129
HometownColumbus, Ohio
High SchoolWatterson
CollegeBoston College (Sociology, 2006)

Coaching Career

2013Boston CollegeRunning Backs
2012Boston CollegeAsst. Special Teams/Asst. Defensive Line
2009-10Slippery Rock Univ.Defensive Line
2008NC StateGraduate Assistant (Defense)
2007RPIDefensive Line

Bowls Coached


Playing Experience

2002-05Boston CollegeDefensive Tackle

Bowls Played

2002Boston CollegeMotor City
2003Boston CollegeSan Francisco
2004Boston CollegeContinental Tire
2005Boston CollegeMPC Computers

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