ODU Great Wilson Washington Joins NSU Coaching Staff

September 08, 2011
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Sept. 8, 2011

NORFOLK, Va. - ODU Basketball great and Hall of Famer Wilson Washington ('77) has been named a part-time assistant at Norfolk State University as announced by NSU's men's basketball coach Anthony Evans.

Washington - who worked previously in the private sector - will aid current Spartan assistant Larry Vickers in coaching the NSU post players.

A Norfolk native, Washington was a three-time All-American in the 1970s while playing for Old Dominion. Washington was a third-team Division II All-American and NCAA Tournament MVP in 1975, when he helped the Monarchs win the Division II national title. He was a first-team Division II All-American in 1976 and followed that up by becoming the school's first Division I All-American in 1977, ODU's first year in Division I. That season, ODU went 25-4 and won the ECAC South title.

Washington scored 1,366 career points, grabbed 1,011 career rebounds and blocked 363 shots. His No. 52 jersey was later retired by the school.

Washington, 56, was selected in the second round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played two seasons in the NBA. Washington was inducted into the Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

"We are really excited and fortunate to have Wilson Washington become a part of our program," Evans said. "He brings a wealth of collegiate and professional experience to our staff. He is someone our players will relate to and he will be invaluable in their overall development."