MARK MONTGOMERY - FACT SHEET
March 24, 2011
• Playing Experience
Michigan State (1988-92)
Four seasons professionally in Europe
Michigan State, 2003
• High School
Southgate Aquinas, 1988
April 1, 1970
• Spent 10 seasons at Michigan State, six as an assistant coach and four as associate head coach. The Spartans advanced to the NCAA Tournament in each of the 10 seasons, including three appearances in the Final Four (2005, 2009, 2010).
• Michigan State won 235 games during Montgomery's coaching tenure, including 18 NCAA Tournament games, and made five trips to the Sweet 16.
• Helped coach 26 All-Big Ten players at Michigan State and six players that went on to be selected in the NBA Draft.
• Has helped Michigan State rank in the top 25 nationally in defensive points allowed, defensive field goal percentage and rebounding margin in three of the last four seasons.
• Michigan State led the nation in rebounding margin in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
• In 2010, Montgomery was named by FoxSports.com as one of the top five high-major assistant coaches in the country.
• Named the top assistant coach in the Big Ten by national college basketball writer Jeff Goodman, based on a poll of league coaches.
• Began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Central Michigan, for four seasons where he helped CMU win the Mid-American Conference championship in 2000-01.
• The conference championship was the first for Central Michigan since 1987 and the school recorded only its second 20-win season since 1976.
• Named to the All-Big Ten Third Team as a senior in 1992 and also served as a team captain that season.
• Played on the 1990 Big Ten championship team at Michigan State. Appeared in three NCAA Tournaments and an NIT Final Four as a player with the Spartans.
• Four-year starting guard still ranks third all-time in Michigan State history in steals (168) and fourth in assists (561).
• Twice earned Academic All-Big Ten honors during his playing career.
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