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MSU Home :: Banks, Marshall
He was the first African American to participate on a varsity athletic team in the Ohio Valley Conference. After graduating from MSU and earning a master’s and doctoral degree, he was hired as the first African American faculty member as an instructor in physical education and coached track and field and basketball. He has been teaching at Howard University in Washington, D.C., for the past 30 years, with the last 20 years as head of the Department of Health. He was inducted in the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1987 and received the Founders Day Award for University Service in 2008.

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