July 7, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio-Chris Holtmann, head coach of the Buckeyes, hired Quadrian Banks, who most recently worked with the Indianapolis Colts, Friday to become the strength and conditioning coach for the Ohio State men’s basketball program.

“I am very excited about the addition of Quadrian,” Holtmann said. “He is an elite strength coach and has extensive experience working with athletes at the highest level.  From his start working in college basketball at the University of Texas with its Final Four team in 2003, all the way through his most recent experience in the National Football League, he has proven his ability to help develop athletes to their fullest potential.  He is high-energy, knowledgeable, committed and thrilled about being a part of The Ohio State University.  Please help us welcome Coach Q, his wife Ann Marie and son Ryan, to the Buckeye family.”

Ohio State is the fifth men’s basketball program that Banks has worked with over his career.

“My family and I are extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to join the Buckeye family,” Banks said. “I look forward to getting to work.” 

Before he worked with the Colts, Banks was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to joining the Eagles, he was the director of athletic performance for two seasons at Gardner Webb University. He also served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Mississippi (2008-10) and University of Richmond (2007-08).

Banks attended the University of Texas at Austin and received his undergrad degree (Kinesiology – Health Promotion and Fitness) in 2003. He earned a Masters of Education at Prairie View A&M in 2005.

Banks Professional Timeline

Ohio State Men’s Basketball Strength and Conditioning Coach (July 2017- ) – basketball

Indianapolis Colts Performance and Conditioning (Jan. 2016 to July 2017)

Philadelphia Eagles Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (March 2013-Jan. 2016)

Gardner-Webb Director of Athletic Performance (Jan. 2011-March 2013) – Basketball

University of Mississippi Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (Aug. 2008-May 2010) – assisted with basketball

University of Richmond Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (July 2007-Aug. 2008)

Hampton University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (Jan. 2007-July 2007) – assisted with basketball

Prairie View A&M University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach (Aug. 2004 -Dec. 2005)

University of Texas at Austin Student Strength and Conditioning Intern Coach (2001-04). – assisted with basketball



USA Weight Lifting – Sport Performance Coach

National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified


Check out a recent Q&A with Coach Banks by the Indianapolis Colts HERE.