Former Cal and Stanford coach Mike Montgomery has been voted into the 11th class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
“It is a great honor to be recognized for a job well done over a lifetime of work,” Montgomery said. “I am really honored and pleased to be included among such a special group.”
Montgomery, 69, is joined in the 2016 induction class by DePaul’s Mark Aguirre, Kansas State’s Bob Boozer, Illinois State’s Doug Collins, La Salle’s Lionel Simmons, UCLA’s Jamaal Wilkes, Georgia’s Dominique Wilkins, and fellow coaching legend Hugh Durham.
Enshrinement ceremonies will take place on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland in Kansas City.
Montgomery won 677 games as a college coach, directed Stanford to a Final Four appearance in 1998 and led Cal to its first conference title in 50 years in 2010. He recorded 31 winning seasons in 32 years as a coach and ranks third on the Pac-12 career victory list with 282 league victories.
In 2004, he received the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Lifetime Achievement Award.