Experts Guide

Name: Mark Montgomery
Title: Basketball Men's Head Coach
Department: Intercollegiate Athletics;nbsp;Athletics
Office Phone: 815/753-1633
E-mail: mmontgomery1@niu.edu
Expertise: Montgomery, a Michigan native who also has experience in the Mid-American Conference in four seasons as an assistant coach at Central Michigan, has made 10 straight trips to the NCAA Tournament and three Final Four appearances with the Spartans since joining Tom Izzo's staff in 2001. He helped coach 26 All-Big Ten players at Michigan State and six players that went on to be selected in the National Basketball Association Draft, while on the bench for 235 MSU wins - an average of 23.5 victories per season. In 2010, Montgomery was named one of the top five high-major assistant coaches in the country by FoxSports.com, while Rivals.com put him on its list of "10 Assistant Coaches Ready to Move Up." In addition, FoxSports.com national college basketball writer Jeff Goodman named Montgomery the top assistant coach in the Big Ten Conference based on a poll of league coaches.
Topics: Basketball
Last Updated: 1/5/2012