Monté Ross

Monté Ross (born August 11, 1970)

Current position: Associate head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Temple Owls (Head coach: Aaron McKie)
Current conference: American Athletic Conference (AAC, The American)
Teams coached: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
Delaware record: 132-184 (.418)
Overall record: 132-184 (.418)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2014)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CBI Appearances:  1  (2012)
  • CAA Regular Season Champion:  1  (2014)
  • CAA Tournament Champion:  1  (2014)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2019-present Temple (assoc. HC)
2006-2016 Delaware
1996-2006 Saint Joseph’s (asst)
1994-1996 Drexel (asst)
1993-1994 Lehigh (asst)

Monté Ross Facts

  • Monté Ross
  • Born August 11, 1970
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Winston-Salem University (BA, 1992)
  • Played at D-II Winston-Salem (NC), where he was coached by Hall of Famer Clarence Gaines
  • Began his coaching career in 1993, spending one season as an assistant under Dave Duke at Lehigh and then two under Bill Herrion at Drexel
  • Joined Phil Martelli‘s staff at Saint Joseph’s in 1996, working as an assistant with the Hawks for ten years
    • Was a part of four NCAA Tournament teams, including the 2003-04 squad that went 27-0 in the regular season and reached the Elite Eight as a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament
  • Became a head coach in 2006, hired to take over at Delaware
    • Won 132 games in ten seasons at UD, with the highlight being the 2013-14 season in which the Fightin’ Blue Hens won 25 games, claimed the CAA regular season and Tournament titles and reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 15 years (and fifth time ever)
    • Fired in March 2016 after two straight losing seasons; spent the next three years out of coaching
  • Returned to the game in April 2019, when he was hired by Aaron McKie to be the associate head coach at Temple
  • Along with his wife, Michelle, has one son and one daughter

Monté Ross Coaching Tree

  • Sam McMahon (Missouri Southern)
  • Mike Pegues (Louisville)