Chattanooga Preparatory School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Trevor Long

Q & A With Coach Eugene Banks

Coach Eugene Banks of Chattanooga Preparatory School

Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?

A. Young and aggressive.

Q. What will be the keys to your success?

A. Working hard in the weight room and playing together as a team.

Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A. Marquis Gardner, LonDeon Kellogg, Dommonic Johnson, Jaelen Banks, and Ashton Jordan.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. The potential for growth and development with such a young team.

Q. What will keep you up at night?

A. Assuring that our team is physically ready to play like I know we can and remaining patient with our young team.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. We can build on our defense; we’re adding some good young talent to our defense.

Q. Any lessons learned from last year?

A. That we have the potential to really compete at the varsity level. Adding depth will help us tremendously.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. You will see a more disciplined, aggressive, and confident group on the field.


Coach name: Eugene Banks (4 yrs. as a head coach, 4th as head coach at Chattanooga Prep)

Division/Class: TN I-1A

2022 Overall Record: 1-7

2022 District Finish: N/A

Mascot: Sentinels

2023 Schedule


18 Boyd-Buchanan (A)

25 Howard (H)


1 Brainerd (A)

8 Sale Creek (H)

15 Copper Basin (A)

22 East Ridge (A)


6 Hixson (A)

13 South Pittsburg (H)

20 Whitwell (H)

26 Lookout Valley (A)

*All home games played at The Howard School

Coach’s View

I feel like we have a great opportunity to make a push in our division. We are growing physically and by numbers. The blessing we have is that 100% of our players will return for the 2025 season because we have no seniors.