The Solid Head Coaching Legacy of Montana Grizzlies Basketball, and the Likelihood of Some Rough Housing When KU and Montana Meet
jaybate 1.0 last edited by jaybate 1.0
Name (Year) /Went On To/Accomplishments
Jud Heathcote (1971–1976)/Michigan State/National champion
Mike Montgomery (1978–1986)/Stanford&Cal/Final Four
Stew Morrill (1986–1991)/Utah State/Two time 30-game, made NCAA 8 times
Blaine Taylor (1991–1998 ) /Old Dominion U/Made NCAA Tourney 4 times
Larry Krystkowiak (2004–2006)/Utah/Made NCAA Tourney 3 times
Wayne Tinkle (2006–2014)/Oregon State/Made NCAA Tournament 3 times
Travis DeCuire (2014– ) appears to come out of the Mike Montgomery/Blaine Taylor coaching tree, having assisted Taylor at ODU, and then Montgomery at Cal. Taylor had assisted Montgomery at Montana and Stanford.
This means we are likely to seem some good old fashioned rough housing sooner or later in the KU-Montana game. The last time KU played a Montgomery team was Cal a few years back and the Cal team and KU certainly got into a rough house grinder.