Head Coach Julian Washington is a native of Douglasville, GA and brings with him a wealth of knowledge. Most recently, he was the Defensive Coordinator at New Manchester High School. During his lone record setting season leading the defense, they were able to become Region 6-5A champions (first in school history, first in Douglas County since 2002), a playoff bid (second time in school history) and a playoff win (first in school history).
Preceding New Manchester, he was the Co-Defensive Coordinator at North Atlanta High School where they also made history. They were able to obtain the best record in school history and the first playoff appearance since 1996. During this playoff season, the defense did not allow a 100 yard rusher the entire regular season.
Before he helped turn the North Atlanta Program around, Coach Washington was the Pass Game Coordinator / Defensive Backs coach at Southwestern Oklahoma State where he helped produce the #1 Pass Defense in the Great American conference.
Prior to SWOSU, Coach Washington was the Special Teams Coordinator / Linebackers coach at Duluth High School and Windsor Forest High School.
Coach Washington began his coaching career at The Savannah State University where he also played 2 seasons before a career shortening injury. During his time at Savannah State, he assisted with the defensive line, linebackers, and defensive backs.
Coach Washington has his BA in Mathematics from Savannah State University and his MAT in Math Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
INSIDE LINEBACKERS/DFO/PARENT LIASON
Hometown: Fort Pierce, FL
High School: Fort Pierce Westwood High School – Class of 1984
College: Vanderbilt University (athletic scholarship: football) – Class of 1989
Jacksonville State University – Master’s Degree (Educational Leadership) – Class of 2007
Liberty University – Specialist’s Degree (Educational Leadership) – Class of 2015
Liberty University – Doctorate Degree (Educational Leadership) – Class of 2018
Coaching Experience: QB Coach/DL Coach – Harper H.S. 1994 (Atlanta Public Schools)
Defensive Coordinator – Washington H.S. 1995-1996 (Atlanta Public Schools)
Volunteer Coach – Stone Mountain Middle School 1997 (DeKalb County)
Defensive Coordinator – Lithonia H.S. 1998-1999 (DeKalb County)
Defensive Coordinator – Druid Hills H.S. 2000-2001 (DeKalb County)
Head Football Coach – Stone Mountain M.S. 2002-2008 (DeKalb County)
Head Football Coach – Stone Mountain H.S. 2009 – 2013 (DeKalb County)
TE Coach – Arabia Mountain H.S. 2014 (DeKalb County)
Defensive Coordinator – Arabia Mountain H.S. 2015 – 2020 (DeKalb County)
Outside Linebacker Coach – Arabia Mountain H.S 2021 (DeKalb County)
Family: Wife (Sandra), Daughters (Jeanine and Joyous), Son (Dante’, Jr. – Arabia Mtn HS Class of 2015), Grandchildren (Jeremiah, Cayden, and Marlee) .
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Experience: 3 years
Coach Hooks is entering his fourth year of coaching and first year at Arabian Mountain High School. He coached one season at Auburn Highschool in 2018 and two seasons at Therrell Highschool (2019-2020). Coach Hooks has played college football on every major division level, but graduated from Tuskegee University with a bachelors in Business Administration, and Auburn University with a Masters in Higher Education. With a passion for sports and helping people, Coach Hooks worked in athletics at Auburn University for six years and still serves the community as a professional Sergeant Firefighter for the last 12 years.
Esau is a proud husband and father; during his free time he likes spending time with family, fishing, and strengthening his defensive skills by playing Madden.
Coach Michael Blake played football all his life. He was one the of the best running back and defensive back to come out of Dekalb county. Coach Blake graduated from Cedar Grove High School and later played two years on the Georgia State club football team. His first coaching job was with Stone Mountain High School and later coaching at Shiloh High School. He came back to Stone Mountain High and is now with Arabia Mountain High School.
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ASS. HC/QBS