College football program fires underperforming HC after 8 seasons, per report
Philip Montgomery is among the latest head coaches to be fired after the conclusion of Week 13. Montgomery had been the head coach of the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes for the past 8 seasons before being let go Sunday afternoon, per Bruce Feldman.
SOURCE: Tulsa has fired head coach Philip Montgomery. He went 43-53 in eight seasons at TU. The move was first reported by @MZenitz.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) November 27, 2022
This year, Tulsa finished the 2022 season with an overall record of 5-7 with a 3-5 record in AAC play. Tulsa is coming off a 37-30 win on the road versus Houston, but it wasn’t enough to save his job.
In 2016, Montgomery coached the Golden Hurricanes to a 10-3 overall record. He followed that season with a 2-10 record.
The only time Tulsa appeared in the American Championship game was in 2020 when it lost to No. 9 Cincinnati 27-24. Tulsa has also been to 4 postseason bowl appearances under coach Montgomery with two of them being wins.
Montgomery was previously the lone offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Baylor from 2012 to 2014. He was the co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach/running backs coach at Baylor from 2008 to 2011.
Tulsa will be looking for its 30th head coach in program history.