Janice M. Washington became the new Head Women’s Basketball Coach on May 24, 2016 and enters her third season at the helm for the 2018-19 season. In her first two seasons, Washington has coached 10 All Mid-Florida Conference Selections, 1 Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year, 2 All State/Region VIII Selections, 1 NJCAA All American, 14 Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athletes, 8 All State/Region VIII Scholar Athletes and 3 Academic All Americans. She was named Coach of the Year for the 2017-18 season, after winning the Mid-Florida Conference Championship and posting a 20-10 (7-2 Mid-Florida Conference) record. For the 2017-18 academic year, the Falcons set a Women's Basketball program record for grade point average with a 3.19 overall team GPA.
Prior to her arrival in Daytona Beach, Washington served her second stint as an assistant coach at Campbell University. During her two stints on the Lady Camel staff from 2002-08 and 2013-2016, Washington worked with developing both post and perimeter players. She was responsible for all scouting and film exchange during her 2002-08 stint, and also assisted with on and off campus recruiting. Additionally, she served as the strength and conditioning liaison and assisted with the summer Campbell Girls Basketball School.
She spent the 2012-13 campaign as the Head Women's Basketball Coach at Lackawanna College, a Division II junior college in Scranton, Pa. The Falcons posted a 15-12 overall and 10-8 mark in Region XIX contests. Two players under the guidance of Washington earned Academic All-Region, while one was named to the All-Region Second Team.
From 2010-2011, while working in Vicenza, Italy, Washington served as the assistant coach for the girl's basketball team at Vicenza High School. The team posted a 17-3 mark after a 1-22 performance the prior year to earn the program's first European Championship (equivalent to US State Championship).
A graduate of Campbell University, Washington was a four starter for the Women's Basketball team. She finished her Lady Camel career (1996-2001) ranked third in school history with 572 assists, third in steals with 256, and first in career games played with 119 (114 starts). During her playing time, Washington also poured in 996 points. Washington guided the Lady Camels to the Atlantic Sun Championship title and the program's only NCAA appearance in 2000. She helped Campbell to its second-consecutive A-Sun Championship Game appearance in 2001. As a rookie, she was named to the 1996-97 A-Sun All-Freshman Team averaging 8.8 points and led the league with 5.5 assists per game. She also was named All Atlantic Sun Second Team in 2001 after averaging 9.8 points, 4.8 assists for the season and leading the conference in free throw percentage.
Washington finished her playing career ranked 5th in career assists and 8th in career steals in the Atlantic Sun Conference record book.
In additon to coaching, Washington has also worked in Fort Sill, Okla., Vicenza, Italy, Alexandria, Va., and Scranton, Pa. for the U.S. Army from 2008-2011. She served as the Advertising and Commercial Sponsorship Program Coordinator in Oklahoma and Virginia, earning the Department of the Army Achievement Medal, the fifth highest award for civilian service, while at Fort Belvoir.
She received her MBA from Campbell in 2004. Washington earned her BBA in Trust Management and Financial Planning from Campbell in 2001.