Lindsey Washington promoted to director of basketball operations
STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton women’s basketball promoted Lindsey Washington to the director of basketball operations, as announced by the head coach Misty Wilson Monday.
The 2021-22 season will be Washington’s fifth year with Tarleton women’s basketball. She has been the team’s graduate manager for the past two seasons after ending a four-year playing career that began at Stephenville. Washington played two years for Tarleton from 2011 to 2013 as Lindsey Mann. She married former Texas footballer Savion Washington in 2018.
“Lindsey has a real passion for basketball and will do big and small things to make sure she passes that passion on to others, especially our team,” Wilson said. “She has done an exceptional job as a graduate manager organizing community service and mental health opportunities and helping with the logistics of running a Division I program. It makes sense to elevate her to the rank of director of basketball operations, using her creativity in allowing her to continue to find ways to positively impact our program and our players. We are fortunate to be able to keep Lindsey on our team and we look forward to together to build a successful Division I program. “
Washington becomes the first person to hold the women’s program position.
“I am so grateful to continue to work and grow with this program,” Washington said. “It feels like home here at Tarleton and I feel very fortunate to learn under Coach Wilson and to work with an amazing staff. I am excited about the future as we continue our transition to D1. .
Washington helped Tarleton through the early stages of his transition to Division I after returning to Stephenville in 2019.
Tarleton shone in the classroom in his first Division I season with Washington in a graduate program manager role. The team posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.63 during the spring semester of 2021. In addition, five players – Lucy benson, Emilie Cavey, Emily cunningham, Iyana Dorsey and Hailey Ibarra – obtained 4.0 points.
The Texans have also maintained an active involvement in community service throughout the 2020-21 season. During the fall semester of 2020, Washington helped organize the “Race for Change” fundraiser in support of the Black Student Union on campus. A fun 5K run took place on October 17 along the Bosque River Trail in Stephenville and drew participation from Tarleton’s 14 varsity athletic programs.
Washington has also spearheaded other community service initiatives, including the team’s participation in a December toy drive with the Stephenville Optimist Club and World Reading Aloud Day on February 3.
Tarleton closed his inaugural Division I hardwood season playing his best basketball of the winter. The Texans have won five of their last nine games and have enjoyed a four-game winning streak throughout February. The late-season push was highlighted by a weekend sweep against WAC foe Chicago State and a home win over UTRGV in the team’s season finale. In Washington’s first year as a graduate manager, the Texans posted a 21-8 overall record in their final NCAA Division II season. The 21 wins marked the third straight season of 20 wins under Wilson. Tarleton was 15-7 in the Lone Star Conference game and 11-5 at Wisdom Gym. Prior to returning to Tarleton, Washington completed her two-year playing career at Mid-America Christian University from 2014-2016. As a senior, Washington made 18 starts in 27 games and averaged 11.3 points. , 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. She has scored in double digits 16 times and ended her career with a pair of 30-point games in her last two games at MACU.
Washington received an undergraduate degree in Sports Management in 2017. She received a Masters of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Administration at Tarleton in May.