Mark Banker, Steve Morton Named Assistant Football Coaches

Feb. 8, 2002

Stanford - First-year head coach Buddy Teevens today announced two more additions to his coaching staff at Stanford University: Mark Banker as the Co-Defensive Coordinator and secondary coach and Steve Morton as the offensive line coach.

Teevens, who was named Stanford's head coach on January 9, 2002, has now filled six of his nine assistant coaching positions.

Banker comes to Stanford after spending the past three seasons with the San Diego Chargers as the defensive cornerbacks coach. He is the second coach from the Chargers to join Teevens' staff. Offensive coordinator Mike Sanford was also a member of the Chargers staff the past three seasons.

Banker (born January 15, 1956) brings with him 24 years of experience in the coaching profession. A 1978 graduate of Springfield College in Massachusetts, Banker spent his first three years at his alma mater as a graduate assistant (1978) and the quarterbacks/running backs coach (1979-80).

Banker spent 14 seasons (1981-94) as the defensive coordinator at Cal State Northridge. From there, he made one-year stops at Hawaii as the outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator (1995) and at USC as a defensive assistant coaching the line and linebackers (1996).

He was the defensive secondary coach and recruiting coordinator under Mike Riley at Oregon State in 1997 and '98 before following Riley to the Chargers as their cornerbacks coach from 1999-2001. This past year, Banker was named the Charger's interim defensive coordinator midway through the season.

Morton brings with him 27 years of experience as a collegiate coach, including 21 in the Pac-10 Conference. Stanford is Morton's fourth Pac-10 stop with previous positions at Washington State, Washington and USC. Most recently, Morton was the offensive line coach at Nevada-Reno in 2001.

Morton (born October 19, 1953), is a 1976 graduate of Washington State University, where he began his coaching career. He was a graduate assistant at WSU in 1975-76 and a part-time coach in '77 before joining the Cougar staff on full-time basis in 1978. He coached tight ends at WSU from '78-81, then moved over to coach the offensive line from '82-86. After 12 years as part of the WSU staff, Morton spent five seasons (1987-91) as the offensive line coach at Iowa State.

From 1992-98, Morton was the offensive line coach at Washington, helping the Huskies to five bowl games during his seven years in Seattle. He coached at USC in 1999-2000. Morton was the tight ends coach in '99 and the offensive line coach in 2000.

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