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GCSS Athletics hires award-winning new GCHS Head Football Coach Terrance Banks

December 14, 2021

Terrance Banks HeadshotGreensboro, Ga. — The Greene County School System Athletics Department is pleased to welcome Terrance Banks to Greene County High School as its new Head Football Coach. Banks comes to Greene County from Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, where he has served as Interim Head Football Coach and was previously the school’s Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach, helping the team reach its first playoff appearance in three years.

“We are pleased to hire a high caliber Head Football Coach like Coach Banks. His experience as a successful head coach, along with his high energy level, and love for his athletes will help get our football program back to the level of success that our community is accustomed to having,” said GCSS Athletic Director Eddie Hood. “He also has also helped many of his athletes get scholarships, and this was an important factor, because we want our players to have the exposure necessary to get the next level if their ability allows them. I’m excited about the positive impact Coach Banks will have on our athletes, student body, and the Greene County High School community as the leader of our football program.”  

Coach Banks brings to the table 8 years head coaching experience, with a combined record of 42-40-1, and over 15 years total coaching experience. He has led his team to 7 playoff appearances out of 8 years as a Head Coach. Banks was named the Georgia Athletic Coaches’ Association Region 2-AAAAA Coach of the Year in 2015.

As head coach of the Newton Rams, he led the team to six straight playoff appearances, the longest such streak in team history. In 2014, he led the Rams to their first-ever State Playoff victory. In 2015, the Rams won their first regional championship in 25 years. They would go on to the third round of the playoffs. Banks remains the winningest coach in school history, by win percentage. Coach Banks has guided over 40 players to collegiate football scholarships, including 10 who have gone on to play at Division I schools.

Banks said the number one thing that defines him as a coach is his passion and his love for his student-athletes.

“My leadership style is very based on love and compassion,” Banks said. “I feel that is my number job as a coach is to love my players. Once kids know that they are loved they are willing to give you maximum effort.”

Banks holds an Educational Specialist degree in Instructional Technology from Kennesaw State University and a master’s in the same field from Western Governor’s University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science also from Kennesaw State. Throughout his coaching career, he has taught a variety of classes in the mathematics and computer science fields, including AP Statistics and AP Computer Science.

“I am excited about the opportunity to build young men through the game of football and mentor all students in Greene County,” Banks said. “I prioritize building a culture of winning while helping players to establish strong personal foundations and high academic achievements.”