Northfield names Julian Banks coach of its developing football program

Julian Banks has been hired by Northfield to take over its creating football program.

Banks was beforehand the coach at Adams Metropolis for the past two seasons. Earlier than that, he was the Eagles’ defensive coordinator, where he helped finish a fifty eight-game shedding streak.

Banks’ teams had consecutive three-7 groups taking part in in Class 4A underneath his tenure.

“Our decision was driven primarily by making an attempt to build continuity within the program,” Northfield athletic director Micah Porter mentioned on Thursday. “He’s a young coach that lives in the space who is very excited about investing in what’s going in.”

Banks takes over for James Hutchins, who began the junior varsity program final season. Northfield will again be a JV staff this fall — the program goes by way of what Porter calls a “thoughtful rollout” towards varsity in 2018.

“Everything over there that they’re building, all the new services, the group round it, all the involvement that I used to be seeing from final year is great,” Banks stated on Thursday. “I had communication with coach Hutchins, and he was letting me know about all the constructive things that were taking place over at Northfield. Once I noticed that he had stepped down, I stated, ‘Man, that’s really something that I’ve to be a part of.'”

Banks’ history at Adams Metropolis was of explicit interest, Porter said.

“He really turned that program round from a struggling program into a aggressive team,” Porter said.

Banks, who played faculty football at Northern Colorado, mentioned that have will assist as he tries to build Northfield’s program into a varsity team.

“I discovered loads on tips on how to build things, and things you look for as a coach and a head coach, the best way to set the expectations for the burden room, for the follow field,” Banks said. “That helps me going forward with Northfield and ranging from scratch: hitting the hallways, hitting the pavement, trying to recruit kids in our school to come back out to the football field.”

He added that the fact the Nighthawks will play a JV schedule in 2017 will solely help in preparation for the varsity move.

“One of many things I really liked doing was teaching the basics of the game,” Banks said. “We get to scale back and not need to put the pressure on the children of getting that varsity schedule, taking part in that varsity season.

“Sure, we wish to win, we wish to be aggressive, but we additionally need to be sure we’re teaching the fundamentals, so after we do step as much as the varsity stage, our youngsters are ready to go, we’ve our fundamentals down, and we’re ready to compete right out of the gates.”