Jason Washburn is entering his first year as the Bearkats' Director of Baseball Operations after a tenured and successful high school coaching career.
He completed his 14th year as head baseball coach of the at College Park High School in 2019, becoming the first ever head coach in the program's history. Under Washburn, the Cavaliers qualified for the playoffs 11 of 14 years, winning the district title in 2009 and 2010. The 2009 team was also regional finalist, falling just short of the Texas state tournament.
The College Park job was his third head coaching gig in the area, also serving as the head coach at Spring High School from 2003-2005 and nearby Willis High School from 2000-2002. While at Spring he led the Lions to a regional championship and the Texas state tournament, losing in semifinal game to Flower Mound High School. Washburn also led Willis to the regional semifinals and regional quarterfinals in 2001 and 2002. Prior to his head coaching jobs he also served two years as the varsity assistant for the Kingwood Mustangs baseball program and was an assistant coach at The Woodlands High School in 1997.
Washburn has served with USA Baseball since 2010 as either a trials coach or a coach on the National Team staff. After serving as the pitching coach in for the 15U silver medal team in the 2014 World Games, Washburn was selected to manage the 2015 team. That team traveled to Aguascalientes, Mexico for Pan Am Games and came home with the gold medal after defeating Colombia in the championship game.
He was selected by fellow Houston area coaches in 2001 to coach in the Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game and spent the summer in 2002 coaching for Team Florida USA.
A graduate of Conroe HS in 1990, Washburn went on to play baseball at Lee Junior College in Baytown before moving on to play at Texas A&M, helping the Aggies win the Southwest Conference title in 1993. Following his playing career he spent the 1994 and 1995 seasons as a student coach under longtime Aggie and Bearkat skipper, Mark Johnson, before earning a degree in kinesiology.