March 24, 2011



About Montgomery

• Playing Experience

Michigan State (1988-92)
- 1992 Third Team All-Big Ten
- 1990 Big Ten Championship Team
- Fourth all-time in assists (561)
- Third all-time in steals (168)
- Two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree

Four seasons professionally in Europe
- Averaged more than 25 points per game during his career in Germany, Lithuania and Sweden

• College

Michigan State, 2003
Degree: Food Industry Management

• High School

Southgate Aquinas, 1988

• Family

Wife: Alexandra

• Birthplace

Inkster, Michigan

• Birthdate

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 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.

Season School Overall Conference Postseason Position
1997-98 Central Michigan
5-21 3-15 None Assistant Coach
1998-99 Central Michigan 10-16 7-11 None
Assistant Coach
1999-2000 Central Michigan 6-23 2-16 None
Assistant Coach
2000-01 Central Michigan
20-8 14-4 None
Assistant Coach
2001-02 Michigan State
19-12 10-6 NCAA First Round
Assistant Coach
2002-03 Michigan State 22-13 10-6 NCAA Elite Eight
Assistant Coach
2003-04 Michigan State 18-12 12-4 NCAA First Round
Assistant Coach
2004-05 Michigan State 26-7 13-3 NCAA Final Four
Assistant Coach
2005-06 Michigan State 22-12 8-8 NCAA First Round
Assistant Coach
2006-07 Michigan State 23-12 8-8 NCAA Second Round
Assistant Coach
2007-08 Michigan State 27-9 12-6 NCAA Sweet 16
Associate Head Coach
2008-09 Michigan State 31-7 15-3 NCAA Championship Game
Associate Head Coach
2009-10 Michigan State 28-9 14-4 NCAA Final Four
Associate Head Coach
2010-11 Michigan State 19-15 9-9 NCAA First Round
Associate Head Coach
Total 14 Years 276-176 137-103   10 NCAA Tournaments, 3 Final Fours
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