Jim Montgomery enters his fourth season behind the bench at DU in 2015-16 after being named the eighth head coach in program history on April 15, 2013. He signed a contract extension this past summer that runs through the 2020-21 season.
Montgomery, 47, has amassed a record of 69-40-14 at Denver. The Montréal, Québec native has led the Pioneers to the NCAA Tournament in each of his seasons in the Mile High City, winning the inaugural NCHC Championship in 2014, making the ‘Elite Eight’ in 2015 and leading Denver to its first Frozen Four berth since 2005 in 2016. He was named a finalist for the 2016 Herb Brooks Award as NCHC Coach of the Year, won by North Dakota’s Brad Berry, as well as the 2016 Spencer Penrose Award as the top bench boss in the nation, won by Quinnipiac’s Rand Pecknold.
Prior to his arrival in Denver, Montgomery spent three seasons (2010-13) as Head Coach/General Manager of the United States Hockey League’s Dubuque Fighting Saints, winning a pair of Clark Cup championships (2011 & 2013) as well as a regular season title (2013) and GM of the Year honors (2013). He was an assistant coach at RPI from 2006-10 and began his coaching career at Notre Dame in 2005-06, serving as a volunteer coach with the Fighting Irish. Hockey East’s all-time leading scorer with 301 career points (103G-198A), Montgomery won a national title during his senior season at Maine in 1993 and went on to play professionally for 12 years in the NHL, AHL, IHL, UHL, DEL and RSL.
Join Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan and Coach Montgomery at the Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant (15th and Blake – LoDo) for a live broadcast on select Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 7:00pm.