Texas A&M Football: Jerry Montgomery joins Aggies as associate head coach / DL coach

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Texas A&M Football and head coach Jimbo Fisher announced on January 8th that Jerry Montgomery was named associate head coach / defensive line coach.

Texas A&M Football and head coach Jimbo Fisher announced the newest hire to the staff. His name is Jerry Montgomery.

Montgomery was born in Los Angeles, California. He played his high school ball at Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite, Nevada where Montgomery earned the 1997 Nevada State Player of the Year award. He would take his talents to Iowa playing for coach Hayden Fry and Kirk Ferentz.

Montgomery was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2002, but was released before the season started. He would spend three seasons (2003-2005) in the Arena Football League with the Chicago Rush, Colorado Crush and Las Vegas Gladiators.

Coaching resume

Montgomery would turn his attention to coaching in 2002 as a student assistant at Iowa while still playing professional football. He would spend 2003 and 2004 at Iowa City West High School and 2005 at North Iowa Community College as the defensive coordinator.

He would then head to Northern Iowa for three seasons. The 2006 season as a graduate assistant and the other two seasons as the defensive line coach.

Montgomery then headed to Wyoming as the defensive line coach for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He would leave for Indiana in January of 2011, but would only be there for one month before Brady Hoke and Michigan came calling. He would coach the defensive line at Michigan for two seasons.

In 2013, he left for Oklahoma where he would coach the defensive line for two seasons. Montgomery would be promoted to co-defensive coordinator in January of 2015, but would end up leaving for the NFL and the Green Bay Packers in February.

After spending three seasons with the Packers, Montgomery comes to College Station with the associate head coach title. Most likely, he will share the defensive line duties with Terry Price who is expected to be a holdover from the previous staff.

A solid coach and recruiter

Montgomery is a great hire for Fisher, he brings tons of experience including his time in the NFL. Playing for guys like Fry and Ferentz and then coaching under Mike McCarthy, Dom Capers, Bob Stoops and Brady Hoke gives him a ton to lean on. With the title of associate head coach comes added responsibility. His energy level and passion will be something this young defense will look for.

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Coming back for 2018 will be Daylon Mack, Kingsley Keke, Justin Madubuike, TD Moton and Jayden Peevy. Expect the Aggies to sign three or four additional defensive lineman in February as depth will be a problem heading into 2018. This unit will need to get the young guys going quickly so I’ll be excited to see what new defensive coordinator Mike Elko and Jerry Montgomery decide to do with this defense.

Please welcome Jerry Montgomery and his family to College Station. Stay tuned for other news on the 2018 coaching staff.