M Basketball Coaching Staff
John Montgomery
Assistant Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount 2007
Experience: 6 Years

John Montgomery is in his sixth season with the Golden Bears and his third as an assistant coach. Prior to his elevation to the coaching staff, Montgomery served three seasons as Cal's director of basketball operations.

Montgomery primarily works with the team's guards where he helped develop the last two Pac-12 Player of the Year honorees in Allen Crabbe (2013) and Jorge Gutierrez (2012) as well as two-time all-conference standout Justin Cobbs. Montgomery also plays an important role in the program's recruiting and scouting of opponents along with his regular coaching responsibilities during practices and games.

In his first two years on the coaching staff, the Bears have totaled 45 victories, finished second in the Pac-12 Conference each season and recorded a pair of NCAA Tournament berths in 2012 and 2013.

Prior to his elevation, Montgomery coordinated all recruiting activities, oversaw team travel, served as the staff liaison to visiting teams and worked with a variety of aspects of Cal's summer camps programs during his three seasons as the program's director of operations.
Before joining the California men's basketball program, Montgomery spent the 2007-08 season as an assistant coach at Furman University in Greenville, S.C., under then head coach Jeff Jackson.

As a player, Montgomery was a four-year letterwinner, playing point guard at Loyola Marymount. During his senior year, he helped the Lions to the Great Alaska Shootout championship game, making a three-pointer and adding three assists in the final against Cal. For the year, Montgomery started 12 of 30 contests and averaged 5.5 ppg and 2.4 apg. He poured in a career-high 20 points, dished out eight assists and went 3-for-6 from three-point range against Pepperdine. He also helped the Lions beat a nationally-ranked Gonzaga squad on ESPN, scoring 12 points and making three free throws in the last minute to seal the victory.

A native of Menlo Park, Calif., Montgomery earned his bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in 2007.