Rock Hill High School head football coach Joe Montgomery will retire this year after nine seasons as the head coach of the Bearcats.
Montgomery first joined Rock Hill High in 2003 and served as an assistant coach under Jim Ringer. He later took over head coaching duties and served as the school’s Athletics Director starting in 2005.
Montgomery gave up the Athletics Director position in 2007. He will remain with the school as teacher until the end of the school year.
Under Montgomery’s leadership, the Bearcats won region championships in 2005 and 2009 and advanced to the state semi-finals in 2008. Over his nine years as head coach, Montgomery complied a 55-54 record.
“Rock Hill High School would like to thank Coach Montgomery for his years of dedicated service as both a teacher and football coach,” Rock Hill Athletic Director, Bill Warren said. “He has touched the lives of many student athletes both on and off the field and has mentored many students to become better citizens.”
“I don’t look it that I’m leaving something — I look at it as I’m going on to the next thing,” Montgomery said in an exclusive interview with WRHI’s Gene Knight. “The experience here has been nothing but rewarding for me.”
Hear more from Knight in Gene Knight’s interview below: