The Hoyas had the second-highest total on the Patriot League
Hoyas will again look to replace standouts on defense
May is third Hoya to be selected to Team USA
Georgetown football opened its 2015 home schedule against Marist on Saturday, September 12.
National: Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Oregon
DMV Counties: D.C., Prince George's, St. Mary's, Calvert
Maurice Banks (C’06) was promoted to Georgetown’s special teams coordinator in February 2017 after serving as the defensive backs coach for the 2014-16 seasons, as well as in 2010. He will continue to coach the defensive backs in his new role.
Under Banks’ tutelage in 2016, the Hoya backfield ranked third in the Patriot League with 13 interceptions and Jelani Williamson tied for the league lead with four. David Akere also had two interceptions and ranked second on the team with 77 tackles.
In 2015, Banks helped Ettian Scott to his second-consecutive Second Team All-Patriot League selection after he led Division I FCS with 19 pass breakups. Williamson also finished among the Patriot League leaders with two interceptions and six pass breakups in his first season as a starter.
In his first year back on the Hilltop in 2014, Banks helped GU's young cornerback unit have an effective season. Scott finished among the league leaders with four interceptions and 16 pass breakups to earn Second Team All-Patriot League honors.
Prior to his return to Georgetown, Banks spent two seasons in Brazil where he served as the head coach for Rio Atlantico in Rio De Janeiro. He also served as the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Vasco Da Gama Patriotas, helping guide the squad to the national semifinals. In 2012, Banks was the defensive coordinator for the Joinville Gladiators in Joinville, Brazil. Banks had moved to Brazil from Klagenfurt, Austria, where he was a player/coach with the Corinthian Black Lions in 2011.
After his stint in Klagenfurt, Banks was selected to the USA Football Team for the IFAF Senior World Championships, helping America to a Gold Medal in Austria.
Banks worked with the Hoyas’ defensive backfield in 2010, helping Jayah Kaisamba earn First Team All-Patriot League and ECAC Division I FCS First Team honors. Additionally, Jeremy Moore earned All-Patriot League Second Team honors, as Georgetown improved by four wins from the previous season.
He played for the Boise Burn of Arena Football League 2 (AFL2). Prior to his play in the AFL2, Banks had gained significant experience as a player and coach internationally. In 2008, Banks moved to Bergamo, Italy where he gained his first experience as a player/coach with the Bergamo Lions. Banks worked with defensive backs in addition to playing wide receiver, quarterback and special teams.
Banks received his introduction to international football, balancing player and coaching duties in Marburg, Germany for the Marburg Mercenaries in 2007. There he played and coached the defensive backs and played quarterback. Banks also coached a German youth team ranging in age from 12-17. He led the squad to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Euro Bowl.
Banks has also been involved in the local community, spending two seasons as a volunteer coach at his alma mater, Gwynn Park High School in Brandywine, Md. While in college, Banks worked as a part of the Ronald Brown Middle School sociology program, helping create lesson plans and curriculum.
During his stellar playing career on the Hilltop, Banks was a three-year starter in the defensive backfield and served as team captain in 2005. He earned All-Patriot League honors in 2004 and 2005 and was named the John L. Hagerty Outstanding Back Award in 2005.
Banks graduated from Georgetown in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in sociology and a minor in music.