Cetera Washington is in her first season as an assistant coach after spending the past six seasons at Michigan State University. After a four-year playing career with the Spartans, Washington was a graduate assistant at Michigan State during the last two seasons.
A 2011 graduate of Michigan State University, Washington has spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Spartans after a four-year playing career in East Lansing, Mich. As a graduate assistant, Washington helped with recruiting, scouting and player development. She has also worked as a counselor at Michigan State’s summer camp as well as at Lansing Community College.
A team captain as a senior and three-time winner of the program’s Spartan Hustle Award, Washington appeared in 135 career games and was named the program’s Most Improved Player after her sophomore season. Washington, a native of Kalamazoo, Mich. set career highs as a senior in points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks and minutes per game. Washington appeared in three NCAA Tournaments (including one Sweet 16) and also played in the championship game of the 2008 WNIT as a freshman. The Spartans also qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each of her two seasons as a graduate assistant.
Washington graduated from Michigan State with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in youth development.