Coaching Staff

Michael Montgomery

Contact Information: mmontgomery@alaskarush.com

Teams HC/AC: Head Coach 08 Boys

Coaching Experience: 41+ year – 1982-2005  Founder and Coach Alasks Goldstrikers Soccer Club – Rush Coach since 2005. Has coaches at every level in Alaska.

  • Many Youth Club Titles
  • Service High School Girls – 1982-199 – 12 State Titles
  • South High School Girls – 2011-2020 – 5 State Titles
  • South High School Boys – 2005-2018 – 7 State Titles
  • Colony High School Boys & Girls – 2019-2021 – 1 Boys State Title 2019
  • Arctic Winter Games – Indoor Soccer – 1994 & 92 Gold Medal Girls U16 & U18
  • Alaska State ODP coach for 20 years

Licenses:

  • USSF C License
  • NSCAA, National Diploma 1994
  • NSCAA, Director of Coaching Diploma, 2010
  • Grassroots 11 v 11 certificate
  • Rush Level 1 & 2 Coaching Course

Awards:

  • Alaska Rush 2006 Girls Far West Regional Champion – 1st ever Team from Alaska to win a Regional Title!!!
  • Alaska Rush 1990 Girls President Cup National Champion
  • 2007 NSCAA  State Boys Coach of the Year for Alaska High Schools
  • 2007 NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year for Boys HS Large Schools Far West
  • 2006 NSCAA  State Boys Coach of the Year for Alaska High Schools

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, University of Alaska, Anchorage 1980
  • Master Degree in Coaching and Exercise Physiology, University of Northern Colorado 1981

Favorite Food: Fresh veggie/ quinoa/ chicken bowl
Favorite Team: Whatever team I am currently coaching.
Favorite 3 Players: Punctual, Positive, fun loving and passionate about soccer.

Why do you coach?
Its fun to develop the player first, then the player.  Teaching life lessons through soccer sessions.

Why Alaska Rush?
Founded the Alaska Goldstrikers Soccer Club in 1982 which in 2005 became the Alaska Goldstikers.

Other than coaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Working out, playing with Grandkids, traveling on my Motorcycle and watching the beautiful game.