The Solid Head Coaching Legacy of Montana Grizzlies Basketball, and the Likelihood of Some Rough Housing When KU and Montana Meet

  • 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.

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