Mike Montgomery Begins a Return Engagement

Mike Montgomery, who compiled a .702 record coaching the Cardinal men’s basketball team from 1986 to 2004, returned to the Farm in September as a part-time assistant to the athletic director.

“His wealth of knowledge and experience as an 18-year coach at Stanford University is something from which the entire athletic department will benefit,” athletics director Bob Bowlsby said. “He will make a positive contribution to our program in the areas of fund raising and public relations, and our coaches will benefit from his expertise.”

Montgomery left the Farm in May 2004 to become head coach for the Golden State Warriors. That team let him go in 2006.

During his Stanford coaching career, Montgomery led the Cardinal to 16 postseason appearances, including the 1998 NCAA Final Four, and four Pac-10 titles, for a record of 393-167. He earned the John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004, was Basketball Times National Coach of the Year twice (2000, 2004) and Pac-10 Coach of the Year four times (1999, 2000, 2003, 2004).