Joel L Washington

Wichita, Kansas, United States

Joel Washington is a native of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.  As a military brat, he would move to Barstow, California where he was raised and attended high school.  Joel was a 3-sport star (football, basketball, & baseball) for Barstow High School and had the privilege to play with current SMWW Baseball Scout, Jamie Norman and Los Angeles Angels 3rd Base Coach, Dino Ebel.  After high school, he played football and basketball for San Bernardino Valley College (CA) in 1986 before transferring to Butler County Community College (KS).  In 1988, he would begin his coaching career in basketball after a left knee injury sidelined him for the season.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Wichita State University (July 1992).

Joel is a recent graduate of Sports Management Worldwide’s ‘Basketball GM & Scouting’ course, and he was mentored by New York Knicks Director of Player Personnel, Mark Warkentien, and SMWW Founder, Dr. Lynn Lashbrook.  Joel brings to the SMWW Scouting Family nearly 30-years of coaching experience, mostly on the collegiate level.  He was the Recruiting Coordinator for the New Mexico State University Women’s Basketball Program from 2005-2009 and headed the teams’ scouting and video breakdown during that time.  During his tenure at New Mexico State, the team made three consecutive appearances in the WAC Tournament Championship game and led the conference in defensive FG% and defensive 3PT FG% during the 2007-2008 season.  Joel also held assistant coaching jobs at Lamar University (2000-2001), Cowley County Community College (1993-1994), and Butler County Community College (1989-1993).  In addition, he was the head women’s basketball coach at Colby Community College (1996-1997).

Joel is considered to be a student of the game first, and truly enjoys scouting, evaluating talent and analytical film breakdown.  He has coached and personally trained both men and women during his career.  His long-term goal is to become an advance scout, or personnel scout for the NBA, G-League, or WNBA.

Joel specializes in player personnel reports, advance scouting reports, video breakdown analysis, and consulting your team in offensive and defensive deficiencies.  If there is a player or team in the Midwest you would like to have scouted, please feel free to contact Joel via email or phone (316) 882-5380.

A.A.: Butler County Community College, KS 1989
B.A.: Communications: Wichita State University, KS 1992