STACI MILLER BANKS
Staci Miller-Banks was a multi-sport star for Gordon Central High School who went on to achieve great success as a college basketball player for Valdosta State University. As a high school athlete, Staci has won many awards in basketball, softball and track. A four-year letterman in all three sports, she was a Rome News-Tribune All-Area Team selection, an All-Region Tournament MVP, and a Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Player of the Year in 1990, 1991 and 1992. Miller-Banks holds the Gordon Central record for most points in a season and career, the most free-throws in a career and most rebounds in a game and career. Her record for most points in a game (39) held for over 15 years. She was a three year team captain and a Calhoun Times “Player of the Year” for the 1991-92 seasons.
In softball, Staci had a batting average her senior year of .409 and was named to the Chattanooga Free Press All Area Team in 1992. She was a Rome News Tribune All Area Team selection and a Calhoun Times All Area Team selection her junior and senior year.
She was voted “Most Athletic Female” by her senior class at Gordon Central and was inducted into the first Hall of Fame class of Gordon Central High School.
As a college basketball player at Valdosta State, Miller-Banks was a four year letterman and part of the 1995 Eastern Division Champions. Her team made it to the ‘Sweet 16’ of the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Among the individual awards Staci won were the ‘Coaches Award’ and ‘Team Hustle Award’.
Coach Banks was an assistant for Gordon Central basketball from 2008-2010 and is the current assistant coach for Calhoun Middle School Softball, the 10th straight Regional Champions. She will also be an assistant girl’s basketball coach starting this year.
Staci is a 5th grade teacher at Calhoun Elementary and is married to Bryan Banks. They have three children, Hagan, Molly and Jackson, all of whom are active in several sports.