Mississippi State defensive again Johnthan Banks (13) intercepts a go within the first half in opposition to Auburn Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012 in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photograph/The Clarion-Ledger, Keith Warren) NO SALES
Simply name him coach Banks.Former East Webster and Mississippi State soccer star Johnthan Banks is able to start his profession in teaching formally and will probably be beginning it shut by. A number of sources informed the Starkville Day by day Information on Saturday that Banks will probably be part of Wade Tackett’s New Hope soccer program subsequent yr and training a well-known place in defensive backs.New Hope received one recreation in Tackett’s first season in 2018 and three final season as the previous Simmons coach entered a rebuilding job. He coached one season at Simmons in 2017 and received a state championship in Class 1A with a 15-Zero report.Banks provides a distinct factor to the New Hope employees as a former All-American and NFL cornerback. His expertise in sports activities begins as a soccer, basketball and baseball star at EWHS. He was a three-star recruit and had 1,740 yards of complete offense his senior yr with coach Jimmy Carden and 17 touchdowns enjoying quarterback. On protection, he had 35 tackles and 7 interceptions. That’s the place he would star at MSU.Regardless of being rated in the direction of the underside of Dan Mullen’s firstclass in 2009, Banks not solely performed as a freshman, he made a distinction. He was a freshman All-Southeastern participant after he performed in all 12 video games with 54 tackles and three interceptions. Two of these interceptions have been returned for touchdowns in opposition to No. 1 Florida.After selecting up second-team All-SEC honors as a junior with a career-high 5 interceptions and three.Zero sacks, Banks would turn out to be the Jim Thorpe Award winner as a senior with 4 interceptions and 11 go deflections. The All-American was drafted within the second spherical, 43rd total by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He had 146 profession tackles and 7 interceptions in his five-year profession.Banks briefly began his teaching profession because the Starkville Excessive Faculty defensive backs coach two years in the past, however left earlier than the season started. This season will probably be his first as a head coach formally.