Mike Montgomery Signs Contract Extension Through 2007-08 Season

July 24, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford men's basketball head coach Mike Montgomery has been signed to a contract extension through the 2007-08 season, announced Stanford Athletic Director Dr. Ted Leland on Thursday. The 56-year-old Montgomery has led the Cardinal to nine straight NCAA Tournaments, as well as ten consecutive 20-plus win campaigns. Montgomery led Stanford to three Pac-10 regular season crowns in a row from 1999-2001 and has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year three times since 1999, most recently when he was named the conference's Co-Coach of the Year in 2003 after leading a young Stanford team to a 24-9 overall record and a second-place showing in the Pac-10.

'Mike Montgomery has been at the forefront of turning the Stanford men's basketball program into a team that is consistently ranked among the nation's best and an annual contender for the Pac-10 title,' said Leland. 'Mike's work ethic and commitment to the Stanford men's basketball program deserves to be rewarded.'

'I am grateful for the opportunity that Stanford has provided me to work with such quality student-athletes,' said Montgomery. 'It is rare these days for a coach to be at one place for an extended period of time, and I can't imagine being anywhere else. We will work to build on the success that we have had the past few years.'

Montgomery has compiled a record of 363-165 (.688) in his 17 seasons as Stanford's head coach (1986-2003) and is 517-241 (.682) in 25 collegiate campaigns, including eight prior years at Montana (1978-86). Montgomery's top highlights on The Farm have included his team's Final Four appearance in 1997-98, the first No. 1 national ranking ever achieved by a Stanford men's basketball team in 1999-2000, and the school-record 31 games (31-3) won by his 2000-01 squad that reached the Elite Eight.

Montgomery added some prestigious national coaching honors to his Pac-10 Coach of the Year selections during the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 seasons. In 1999-2000, he was named the Naismith College Basketball Coach of the Year and the Basketball Times Coach of the Year. The following year he earned the John and Nellie Wooden Award.

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