by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
Draper Washington has a long-standing history with Lancaster High School athletics, as a player, coach and weight room coordinator. So he should easily transition into his new role as the school’s head varsity football coach.
Washington, 40, of White Stone was named the varsity coach July 6. He’ll replace Damien Crissey, who coached the varsity Red Devils for four years. Crissey, who continues to teach at LHS, resigned the position in the spring.
A physical therapy tech at Carousel Physical Therapy in Kilmarnock, Washington graduated from LHS in 1995 and in 1999 signed on as a varsity volunteer assistant in 1999. He also served as the JV head coach for a while before leaving to volunteer at nearby Middlesex High School as an offensive and defensive coordinator from 2005 through 2008.
He came back to LHS’s football program as an assistant coach from 2008 through 2015.
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