Montgomery has had successful careers as a coach, educator and in politics. He served for 20 years in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1988 to 2008. Montgomery has been the Bossier Parish Police Jury’s project coordinator since 2008. Before entering politics, he won more than 300 games over 10 seasons at Haughton and Lafayette High winning two state championships. He served as assistant principal at Haughton from 1970-82 and principal from 1982-88.
Montgomery has been named to the Louisiana Political, Louisiana High School Coaches Association, Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches and Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum’s Hall of Fame. He was named Louisiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2009. Montgomery was recognized as One of the 10 Most Influential People in High School Sports.
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame awarded him the Dave Dixon Award in 2011. Montgomery was named “A Leader of the Century by the Shreveport Times” in 2002. He was the only individual to receive the International Police Award in 1990.
Montgomery earned a bachelor’s in education in 1960 and a master’s in administration and supervision at NSU in 1966. He also did additional work toward his plus 30 at NSU.