Johnny Washington enters his second season with the Padres organization and first as the first base coach, serving as hitting coach for Double-A San Antonio in 2016. Prior to joining San Diego he spent the previous eight seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, with the last seven in a coaching capacity. After serving three seasons (2009-11) as hitting coach with Ogden, Washington served as a coach at Camelback Ranch in 2012 and as hitting coach for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2013…in 2014 he served as hitting coach for Single-A Great Lakes... served the 2015 season as hitting coach for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Originally signed by the Texas Rangers as a 27th-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft out of Mount San Jacinto (CA) Junior College. Enjoyed a seven-year professional career as an infielder in the Texas Rangers (2003-06) and Dodgers (2008-09) organizations, in addition to three seasons of independent league baseball…retired as a player early in the 2009 season and immediately joined the coaching ranks as hitting coach for Rookie-Level Ogden.
Originally from Compton, Calif., he and his wife, Patrice, have three children, Jaya and twins Jayce and Jaymie.