Ryan Montgomery enters his first year as head coach of the Valley City State University men’s basketball program.

Montgomery was announced as the 21st coach in program history on Aug. 4, 2016.

Montgomery previously served as assistant coach at Bemidji State University (BSU) in Bemidji, Minn., since 2010; from 2008–10 he served as a graduate assistant at BSU. Montgomery coached four years under current BSU head coach Mike Boschee, a native of Valley City.

At BSU, Montgomery served as recruiting coordinator and was active in all phases of the Beaver men’s basketball program, including individual player development, academic progress, game preparation, and team travel. Montgomery also served as camp coordinator and instructor; in his career, he has worked more than 100 player development campus.

During his tenure on the Bemidji staff, the Beavers went 87-81, including shares of two Northern Sun conference titles and a program best 22-9 record and an NCAA Division II tournament appearance in the 2011–12 campaign.

Prior to joining BSU, Montgomery served as assistant coach in 2007–08 at his alma mater, Plainview-Elgin-Millville High School in Plainview, Minn.

Montgomery holds a master’s degree in sport studies from BSU and a bachelor’s degree in exercise sports science with a minor in psychology from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., where he played college basketball.

Montgomery and his wife, Trista, reside in Valley City.

 
2016-17 Men's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Men's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
1Justyn GallowaySRGuard6-3 Kenosha, Wis.Rochester Community & Technical College
3Chase CarpenterJRForward6-4 Valley City, N.D.
4Rashad SatahooJRGuard6-2 North Lauderdale, Fla.
5Jayden FergusonJRForward6-5 Williston, N.D.
10Alex QuistJRGuard5-11 Bismarck, N.D.
12Monterious MetcalfeFRGuard5-11 Milwaukee, Wis.
14Jason RalphSOGuard6-0 Ipswich, Australia
21Denzel KennedyFRForward6-4 Cairns, Australia
22Austin DunbarJRForward6-5 Dolton, Ill.Milwaukee Area Technical College
24Tristan MeierFRForward6-3 Oakes, N.D.
25Darius WellsJRGuard5-11 Elgin, Ill.Joliet Community College
34Ellwood EllensonSRForward6-8 Rice Lake, Wis.Bemidji State University
42Austin RambowSRForward6-5 Willmar, Minn.Minnesota-Morris
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