Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery (born February 27, 1947)

Teams coached: Montana Grizzlies, Stanford Cardinal, California Golden Bears
Montana record: 154-77 (.667)
Stanford record: 393-167 (.702)
California record: 130-73 (.640)
Overall record^: 873-380 (.697)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2008-2014 California
2004-2008 Golden State Warriors
1986-2004 Stanford
1978-1986 Montana
1976-1978 Montana (asst)
1973-1976 Boise State (asst)
1972-1973 Florida (asst)
1971-1972 The Citadel (asst)
1970-1971 Colorado State (asst)
1969-1970 Coast Guard Academy (asst)

Mike Montgomery Facts

  • Michael John Montgomery
  • Born February 27, 1947
  • Hometown: Long Beach, California
  • Alma Mater: California State University, Long Beach (BA, 1968) / Colorado State University (M.Ed., 1971)
  • The Long Beach-native started his career with one season each assisting at the Coast Guard Academy (CT) and at Colorado State under Jim Williams
  • Had several other assistant roles before becoming a head coach, working under George Hill at The Citadel, Tommy Bartlett at Florida, Bus Connor at Boise State and Jim Brandenburg at Montana
  • Took over as the head coach at Montana in 1978, coaching the Grizzlies for eight seasons
    • Won 154 games during his tenure, reaching the NIT once and winning the 1986 Big Sky title
  • Left Montana in 1986 to return to his home state and become the head coach at Stanford
    • During his 18-year tenure in Palo Alto, his teams won 393 games and went to the postseason 16 times (12 NCAA, 4 NIT)
    • Highlights include winning the 1991 NIT, reaching the NCAA Final Four in 1998 and a run of 10 straight NCAA Tournament appearances in which the team won at least one game every year
    • Montgomery won five Pac-10 regular season titles and was named the league’s Coach of the Year four times
  • Had a brief foray in the NBA, going 68-96 in two seasons as the head coach of the Golden State Warriors (2004-2006)
  • Returned to the college ranks in 2008, taking over his former team’s bitter rival, the California Golden Bears
    • Coached for six seasons, reaching the postseason every year (four NCAA, two NIT) and winning 21+ games five times
    • Announced his retirement on April 1, 2014, after a five-decades’ long coaching career
  • Named to the Long Beach State HOF in 2002 and elected into the National Collegiate Basketball HOF in 2016
  • Along with his wife, Sarah, has one son (basketball coach John Montgomery) and one daughter

Mike Montgomery Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only