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Shane Montgomery
Hometown: Ecru, MS
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An outstanding championship coach in the sports of basketball and softball, Coach Shane Montgomery has had a remarkable 30-year coaching career at Tremont, North Pontotoc, and Ripley. Shane was born in Pontotoc County and was a basketball All-Star at North Pontotoc in Ecru. He received his higher education degrees from Itawamba CC and Ole Miss before entering the coaching ranks. Coach Montgomery began his three-decade coaching career in 1983 at Tremont where he was head coach for girls and boys basketball. He led the Tremont girls’ basketball teams to 1 North half title, 5 state tournament appearances, and 2 state runner-up finishes. He coached basketball and softball at his alma mater at North Pontotoc on two occasions from 1990 to 1997 and from 2005 to 2013. He led the North Pontotoc girls’ basketball teams to 4 North half appearances and 1 state tournament appearance while his fast pitch softball squads claimed 2 North half titles, 1 state runner-up finish, and the 2010 state championship. He guided the North Pontotoc slow pitch softball teams to 1 North Half title and 1 state runner-up finish. He coached basketball and softball at Ripley High from 1997 to 2005 where his basketball teams won 2 North Half crowns, 1 state runner-up finish, and the 2003 state championship. Shane’s Ripley fast pitch teams had 5 North half appearances. Overall, Coach Montgomery’s girls’ basketball teams compiled a record of 616 wins and 319 losses while his fast pitch teams won 256 games against 122 losses and his slow pitch squads finished with 278 wins and 203 losses. Shane was named division girls basketball coach of the year 10 times, the division slow pitch coach of the year 4 times, and the division fast pitch coach of the year 7 times. Coach Montgomery has the unique distinction of being named coach of the year by the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in three different sports—once in basketball, once in slow pitch, and once in fast pitch. He was named the MAC Fast Pitch Coach of the Year in 2011, the Northeast Mississippi Coaches Fast Pitch Coach of the Year in 2010, and the 2013 Northeast Mississippi Coaches Girls Basketball Coach of the Year. Coach Montgomery coached in two MAC All-Star Girls basketball games, and two times each in the MAC Slow and Fast Pitch All-Star contests. Shane is a loyal and longtime member of the MAC having served on the Board of Directors, the Executive Board, and as President from 2013-14.