James Banks was born on September 2, 1964, and died on April 26, 2019, due to cancer; he was an American soccer defender.
After a standout career at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Banks spent six terms playing indoor soccer with the Milwaukee Wave.
James also earned 35 caps with the national team between 1986 and 1991, including two games at the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
After retiring from playing professionally, James entered the coaching ranks with both youth clubs and the Milwaukee School of Engineering men’s team. Banks died of stomach cancer on April 26, 2019.
On April 25, 2019, his son Dee announced that Banks was in “the last days of his battle with cancer.” The following day, Banks passed away at the age of 54.