Tulsa fires Montgomery as coach after 8 seasons
Tulsa has actually fired football coach Philip Montgomery after a 5-7 season, athletic director Rick Dickson announced Sunday.Montgomery had worked as
the Golden Hurricane’s coach considering that 2015, going 43-53 while leading them to four bowl looks. However Tulsa hadn’t won more than 7 games in a season following a breakout 10-3 campaign in 2016, though it did play in the American Athletic Conference championship game in 2020, losing to Cincinnati.” I’m certainly disappointed that I will not have the opportunity to continue leading this program,”Montgomery stated in a declaration.”For the previous 8 years, I have actually provided the University of Tulsa, our players, and personnel everything I have. I’m proud of the method we locked arms and fought through misfortune at every turn.” Tulsa closed its 2022 season with a 37-30 upset of Houston on Saturday.”This was
an extremely tough decision, one that affects a variety of individuals and is never easy for anybody involved, “Dickson stated in a statement.”Philip’s dedication to our student-athletes is undoubted and we thank him for his determined efforts in leading our boys. He has actually represented TU with class and character.”Montgomery had functioned as offending coordinator at Baylor prior to taking over at Tulsa for his first head-coaching
job.The Associated Press contributed to this report.