A three-time All-American while competing for Ole Miss in the late 1990s, Alonzo Banks joined the track & field staff at his alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2013.
Banks helps mentor the middle distance runners under the direction of head coach Brian O'Neal.
He returns to his alma mater after working for the City of Jackson since 2003. Most recently, he served as a recreation supervisor since 2011. He was a youth outreach supervisor from 2009-11.
As a sprinter in the long sprints during his college career from 1995-99, he earned Indoor All-America honors for his efforts in the 400 meters in 1996, 4x400-meter relay in 1999 and 800 meters in 1999. He was the SEC 400-meter outdoor champion in 1996 and runner-up in 1997, while scoring points for Ole Miss throughout his SEC career in the 400, 800 and 4x400 relay.
A native of Liberty, Miss., Banks graduated from Ole Miss in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. He is married to former Ole Miss track athlete Kogrecha Joy Banks, a graduate of Jackson State University. The couple has four children: three sons, Tyrenzo, Ta'Zion and Taahir, and one daughter, Ti'Alone'. Alonzo's brother, Nate Banks, was a football letterman at Ole Miss from 2004-2007.