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Coaching Staff - Mike Montgomery

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About Mike Montgomery

Mike is Alaska Rush's Director of Coaching Development. Prior to being appointed to this postion, Mike was DOC Seniors for the club. Mike founded Alaska Goldstrikers Soccer Club in 1982, which eventually became Alaska Rush in 2005. Mike has over thirty years coaching experience between his time with Alaska Goldstrikers, Alaska Rush, Alaska ODP, and the Anchorage School District. Michael taught Physical Education for 27 years for the Anchorage School District before retiring in May 2011. Mike currently coaches the 96/97B, 96G, 97G and 99G teams as well as acting as the Technical Advisor for Alaska Rush's F.A.S.T. program. 

Education

  • M.Ed. Emphasis in Coaching, University of Northern Colorado, 1981
  • B.A. Physical Education, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1980

Coaching Qualifications

  • NSCAA National Diploma, 1994
  • NSCAA, Director of Coaching Diploma, 2010

Coaching Experience

  • Director of Coaching Development, Alaska Rush, 2013-Present
  • Director of Coaching Boys, Alaska Rush, 2012-2013
  • Head Varsity Boys Coach, South Anchorage High School, 2005-Present
  • Assistant Varsity Girls Coach, South Anchorage High School, 2011-Present
  • Direcor of Coaching Seniors, Alaska Rush, 2010-2012
  • Assistant Varsity Girls Coach, Bartlett High School, 2004
  • Head Varsity Girls Coach, Service High School, 1982-1999
  • ODP Coaching Staff, Alaska Youth Soccer, 1988-1995
  • Head Coach, Arctic Winter Games U16, 1994
  • Head Coach, Arctic Winter Games U18, 1992
  • Physical Education Activity TeacherUniversity of Alaska Anchorage, 1981-82

Sports Management Experience

  • Representative, Anchorage School District Soccer Coaches, 2010-Present
  • Department Chair Physical Education, South Anchorage High School, 2005-2011
  • Fundamental Director, Alaska Goldstrikers Soccer Club, 1994-1998
  • Club Administrator, Alaska Goldstrikers Soccer, 1982-1990
  • Office Administrator, Alaska Sports Medicine Clinic, 1981-82
  • Sand Lake Community School Coordinator, 1981-1982
  • Assistant Fitness Director, Nautilus of Alaska, 1979-1980
  • Assistant Director, Alaska Experience Sports Camps, 1978

Honors

  • Alaska Rush Soccer Club Hall of Fame, 2012
  • NSCAA State Boys Coach of the Year for Alaska High Schools, 2007
  • NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year for Boys High School Large Schools Far West, 2007
  • NSCAA State Boys Coach of the Year for Alaska High Schools, 2006
  • Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup Champions, U17 Boys, 2012
  • Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup Champions, U18 Girls, 2011
  • Alaska Youth Soccer State Cup Runners-up, U18 Boys, 2011
  • Alaska Rush 93 Girls 2009-2011 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Rush: 91 Girls 2007-2009 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Rush 92 Boys 2008-2009 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Rush 90 Girls 2007-2008 State Cup Champions and President Cup National Champions
  • Alaska Rush 91 Boys 2002-2008 State Cup Champions 2008
  • Alaska Goldstrikers 89 Girls 1998-2007 State Cup Champions  Far West Regional Quarter Finals Twice
  • Alaska Goldstrikers 81 Boys 1994-1995 State Cup Champions
  • Arctic Winter Games Gold Medalist, U16 Girls, 1994
  • Alaska Goldstrikers Girls 79 1991-1996 State Cup Champions
  • Arctic Winter Games Gold Medalist, U18 Girls, 1992
  • Alaska Goldstrikers Girls 77 1990-1994 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Goldstrikers Girls 75 1988-1992 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Goldstrikers Girls 73 1987-1991 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Goldstrikers 71 Girls 1986-1989 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Goldstrikers 69 Girls 1982-1986 State Cup Champions
  • Alaska Goldstrikers 67 Girls 1982-1984 State Cup Champions
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