College - Long Beach State
Mike Montgomery was named head coach of the Golden State Warriors on May 21, 2004. Prior to joining the Warriors, Montgomery built one of the nation’s top collegiate basketball programs at Stanford, leading the Cardinal to 16 post-season tournament appearances during his 18-year tenure, including trips to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last 10 seasons.
Montgomery, 57, was honored as Pac-10 Coach of the Year on four occasions, including the 2003-04 season when he guided Stanford to an impressive 30-2 record, highlighted by a 26-game winning streak and the school's 10th consecutive 20-plus win season. This past season, he was also named Coach of the Year by Sports Illustrated and Basketball Times, as well as NABC District-14 Coach of the Year and the USBWA District-9 Coach of the Year.
Overall, the Cal State Long Beach alum posted a 393-167 (.702) ledger during his time at Stanford. Additionally, seven players who schooled under Montgomery on the Palo Alto, CA campus were first-round NBA draft picks.
Among his many accomplishments on the collegiate level, Montgomery was honored with the 2004 John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” Lifetime Achievement Award. He became the sixth collegiate coach to earn the distinguished honor, joining an impressive list that includes Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Lute Olson, Denny Crum and Roy Williams.
Montgomery compiled an impressive 547-244 (.692) overall record in 18 years at Stanford (1986-2004) and eight seasons at the University of Montana (1978-1986). He boasts an even more impressive 25 winning seasons in his 26 years as a head coach at both Stanford and Montana. Montgomery was named head men's basketball coach at Stanford University April 25, 1986.
His teams made it 18 teams into postseason play in the last 20 years (1985-04), 12 times advancing to the NCAA Tournament (1988-89, 1991-92, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04 seasons), six times his teams received bids to the NIT (1984-85, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1993-94), and his Cardinal team won it all in the 1991 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). During the 1997-98 season, Stanford advanced to the NCAA Final Four in San Antonio.
He made his third appearance along the USA Basketball sidelines in 2002 when he was named an assistant on George Karl's USA World Championship Team staff.
He is a native of Long Beach, California and a 1968 graduate of Cal State Long Beach, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education. Montgomery continued his education at Colorado State University. He received his Masters Degree from Colorado State in physical education in 1976. Montgomery was born on February 27, 1947. In 2002, Montgomery was named to the Long Beach State Hall of Fame. Montgomery is married. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children, John, age 20, and Anne, age 18. The family resides in Menlo Park.