Football Hires New Head Coach


Adam Banks will take over as the new head football coach on the Island, Director of Athletics Sue Cabot announced on Monday, January 10.

“We are excited to have Adam take the reins of the program and continue the program’s excellence that has been developed,” Sue said. “I am confident that Adam is going to step right in and hit the ground running. Adam brings a wealth of experience, and we are looking forward to his leadership and guidance of our football program and his work with our student athletes. We are thrilled to have his wife Heidi and son join us on the Island.”

Adam comes to Loomis with an impressive background, including successful experiences coaching at both Amherst College and Georgetown University. While at Amherst, where he has been on the coaching staff for a decade, Adam ascended to the role of quarterbacks and passing game coach as well as recruiting coordinator. At Georgetown, his alma mater, Adam coached for four years, specializing in working with running backs and wide receivers.  Adam was a four-year letter winner in football at Georgetown, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduation from Georgetown, Adam worked at the Potomac School in Virginia, assisting in the Athletic Department and coaching football, basketball, and track and field. Adam also has master’s degree in education from Marymount University.  

Coach Banks will officially begin his work at Loomis in late January and takes over a football program that won the Todd Marble Bowl this fall, the top bowl game in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference. Adam replaces coach Jeff Moore, who departed Loomis Chaffee at the end of the fall for a position as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator with the football program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Loomis Chaffee family and to have the opportunity to work with such talented student-athletes in many ways beyond the field of play,” Adam said. “Coach Moore did an incredible job during his time at Loomis, and I look to build on those successes and continue to mentor our young men.”

“I want to thank everyone that was involved in this opportunity for my family and me to be part of a special place like Loomis,” he added. “I can’t wait to get started on the work of developing these young men to be the best in every aspect of their lives.”