Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Jamerson Athletic Center
25 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Omar Banks
Executive Associate AD
Executive Staff
(540) 231-6553 :: Send Email

Responsibilities: Banks serves as chief financial officer and oversees the athletics department’s business operations and human resources, including budgeting, financial reporting, policies and procedures, and capital projects funding.

Joined VT Athletics Staff: 2017

Prior to Virginia Tech: Banks came to Virginia Tech from the University of Cincinnati, where he served as the executive senior associate AD for internal affairs/CFO. He started at Cincinnati in 2009 and worked with current Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock during Babcock’s tenure as the AD at Cincinnati from 2011-13. He oversaw all aspects of a $61 million budget at Cincinnati and provided strategic advisement to the athletics director on contracts, capital project financing, revenue agreements, personnel planning, departmental policies and procedures, and scholarship support for 19 sport programs. He also handled oversight for football, men’s basketball, men's soccer, facilities, information technology, athletics equipment operations, and he managed human resource operations for more than 300 coaches, staff members, graduate assistants and volunteers.

Banks began his collegiate athletics career in 1998 at NC State as a media intern within the sports information department. Following successful stints as a project manager and data consultant for IBM and finance manager for Fidelity Investments, he returned to athletics in 2005 as ticket manager and fiscal administrator for Hampton University. In 2007, he moved on to Virginia Commonwealth University, where he supervised ticket operations, event management and staffing, and all accounts receivable for the athletics department.

Education: University of Richmond (B.S. in business administration); North Carolina Central University (Master of business administration); Virginia Commonwealth University (Master of Science in sports leadership).

Of Note: Banks played football at the University of Richmond from 1993-97. Also, Banks once participated in the NCAA’s Leadership Institute. He currently serves as president of the College Athletic Business Management Association after serving one-year stints as third, second and first vice president.

Personal: Banks and his wife live in Blacksburg with their two children.