Julian Banks has been hired by Northfield to take over its creating football program.
Banks was previously the coach at Adams City for the past seasons. Earlier than that, he was the Eagles’ defensive coordinator, the place he helped end a fifty eight-game losing streak.
Banks’ groups had consecutive three-7 groups playing in Class 4A under his tenure.
“Our resolution was driven primarily by attempting to build continuity within the program,” Northfield athletic director Micah Porter mentioned on Thursday. “He’s a younger coach that lives in the area who is very excited about investing in what is going on in.”
Banks takes over for James Hutchins, who started the junior varsity program final season. Northfield will again be a JV crew this fall — the program goes by means of what Porter calls a “considerate rollout” towards varsity in 2018.
“Everything over there that they’re building, all of the new facilities, the group round it, all the involvement that I used to be seeing from last year is great,” Banks mentioned on Thursday. “I had communication with coach Hutchins, and he was letting me find out about all of the optimistic things that had been happening over at Northfield. Once I noticed that he had stepped down, I said, ‘Man, that’s really something that I have to be an element of.'”
Banks’ history at Adams City was of particular interest, Porter said.
“He really turned that program around from a struggling program into a aggressive team,” Porter said.
Banks, who played school football at Northern Colorado, stated that have will assist as he tries to build Northfield’s program into a varsity team.
“I discovered loads on find out how to build things, and things you search for as a coach and a head coach, methods to set the expectations for the weight room, for the apply subject,” Banks said. “That helps me going forward with Northfield and starting from scratch: hitting the hallways, hitting the pavement, making an attempt to recruit kids in our school to come out to the football field.”
He added that the actual fact the Nighthawks will play a JV schedule in 2017 will only assist in preparation for the varsity move.
“One of the things I really beloved doing was teaching the basics of the game,” Banks said. “We get to scale back and not must put the pressure on the kids of getting that varsity schedule, playing that varsity season.
“Sure, we need to win, we wish to be aggressive, but we also want to be certain we’re teaching the fundamentals, so once we do step as much as the varsity stage, our children are ready to go, we’ve our fundamentals down, and we’re ready to compete proper out of the gates.”