American Football Database
American Football Database
Scottie Montgomery
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
ConferenceBig Ten
Annual salary$800,000
Biographical details
Born (1978-05-26) May 26, 1978 (age 43)
Shelby, North Carolina
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver
Head coaching record

Scottie Austin Montgomery (born May 26, 1978) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland, and most recently was the head football coach at East Carolina University.[1] He had previously served as an assistant at Duke University and for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Montgomery grew up in North Carolina and played wide receiver at Duke and in the NFL.

Early years

Montgomery attended Burns High School in Lawndale, North Carolina and was a standout in football, basketball, and track. In football, he was a two-time team MVP, and as a junior, helped lead his team to the State 3A title. In basketball, he won an All-Conference honors and was named the Team MVP. In track, he won All-Conference honors and was the conference champion on the 200 and the 400-meter dashes.

College playing career

Montgomery attended Duke University from 1996 to 1999, finishing his career with 171 receptions (ranking second in Duke's history) for 2,379 yards (third), four 100-yard receiving games (seventh), and 13 touchdowns (eighth).[2] He earned the team's MVP award in 1998 and 1999, becoming just one of five two-time team MVPs in Duke history. Montgomery joins Clarkston Hines as the only Duke players to have three straight seasons with more than 50 receptions and 600 yards.[2]

Professional playing career

Montgomery entered the National Football League in 2000 as a rookie free agent with the Carolina Panthers. From there, he played for the Denver Broncos for three years (2000–2002) and the Oakland Raiders (2003). In 2005, he played for the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League.

Coaching career

Montgomery began his coaching career at his alma mater, Duke University, where he served as the wide receivers coach for four seasons (2006–2009).

Montgomery was hired by the Pittsburgh Steelers on February 16, 2010, as the wide receivers coach, replacing Randy Fichtner, who moved to quarterback coach upon the retirement of Ken Anderson.[3] He remained with the Steeler organization for three seasons. Notable players coached include Mike Wallace (Pro Bowl 2011), Hines Ward, Emmanuel Sanders, Antwaan Randle El, Antonio Brown (Pro Bowl 2011), and Jerricho Cotchery.[4][5][6]

Montgomery returned to Duke as associate head coach and offensive coordinator/passing game while coaching the wide receivers, in 2013. Duke promoted him to offensive coordinator in 2014.[7] Montgomery coached Jamison Crowder (2015, 4th round/#105, Washington Redskins) during 2013 and 2014 seasons.

East Carolina University named Montgomery its head coach on December 13, 2015, replacing Ruffin McNeil.[8]

Montgomery was terminated before the 2018 season finale after posting a 9–26 record in three seasons.[9]

It was announced that Montgomery would join Mike Locksley's staff as the offensive coordinator for the University of Maryland in 2019.[10]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
East Carolina (American Athletic Conference) (2016–2018)
2016 East Carolina 3–9 1–7 T–4th (East)
2017 East Carolina 3–9 2–6 T–4th (East)
2018 East Carolina 3–8 1–7 5th (East)
East Carolina: 9–26 4–20
Total: 9–26
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.

Coaching tree

Assistants under Montgomery that became NCAA or NFL head coaches:

  • Robert Prunty: Hampton (2018–present)


  2. 2.0 2.1 Scottie Montgomery bio.
  3. "Steelers hire former Duke assistant Scottie Montgomery as wide receivers coach". Associated Press. ESPN. February 16, 2010.
  4. "2010 Pittsburgh Steelers".
  5. "2011 Pittsburgh Steelers".
  6. "2012 Pittsburgh Steelers".
  7. "Duke names Scottie Montgomery OC". Associated Press. ESPN. February 10, 2014. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  8. Laura Keeley (December 13, 2015). "Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery named ECU head coach". The News & Observer. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  9. ESPN News Services. "East Carolina fires Scottie Montgomery; David Blackwell to coach finale".
  10. Giambalvo, Emily (January 16, 2019). "Scottie Montgomery joins Maryland football staff as offensive coordinator".

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