|Born||December 17, 1976|
Walnut Creek, California, U.S.
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1999||Eastern Washington (GA)|
|2000–2003||Eastern Washington (DB)|
|2005||Montana State (DB)|
|2006–2007||Tampa Bay Buccaneers (assistant DB)|
|2008||Detroit Lions (DB)|
|2010–2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DB)|
|2012–2013||Boise State (DB/PGC)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Team Captain (1998)|
Honorable-mention All-Big Sky (1998)
Academic All-Big Sky (1995)
Jimmy Lake (born December 17, 1976) is an American football coach. He is the current defensive coordinator and head coach in waiting of the Washington Huskies, after being named the successor to Chris Petersen on December 2, 2019. He has coached at both the National Football League (NFL) and college football levels, primarily overseeing defensive backs.
A military brat, Lake was born in Walnut Creek, California; his father served in the U.S. Air Force and the family lived in various locations, including overseas tours in Turkey and the Philippines. He attended North Central High School in Spokane, Washington, was a three-sport letterman for the Indians (football, basketball, and baseball), and was recognized as a scholar-athlete.
Lake played college football for Eastern Washington University in nearby Cheney as a strong safety from 1995 to 1998, where he was an honorable-mention All-Big Sky recipient, team captain, and named to the All-Big Sky Conference Academic Team.
Lake joined the Washington Huskies staff in 2014 under head coach Chris Petersen as defensive backs coach; it was his second stint at the school after serving one year under Keith Gilbertson in 2004. In 2016, he was promoted to co-defensive coordinator. On December 2, 2019, Petersen announced he would step down as Washington head coach at season's end, with Lake as his successor.
- "Petersen To Step Down, Lake Named New Huskies' Head Coach". GoHuskies.com. Washington Huskies Athletics. December 2, 2019.
- "Cream of the scholar-athlete crop honored". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). June 1, 1995. p. C4.
- "2017 EWU Football Fact Book". goeags.com/.