Report: Ex-Maryland OC named RBs coach for Indianapolis Colts
Former Maryland offensive coordinator and ex-East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery has landed on his feet.
Luke Diamond of the For the COLTure podcast reported that the Indianapolis Colts have hired Montgomery to be the team’s running backs coach. He had previously been the offensive coordinator for the Terrapins from 2019-20 before the two sides parted ways at the end of last season.
Montgomery was also the head coach at East Carolina from 2016-18. This will be his second stop in the NFL as an assistant coach.
BREAKING: Colts have hired former Maryland OC Scottie Montgomery as the Running Backs coach. Montgomery takes over for the recently retired Tom Rathman. (Multiple sources tell #ForTheCOLTure)
— Luke Diamond (@ForTheCOLTure) February 4, 2021
After serving as the wide receivers coach at Duke from 2006-09, Montgomery was named the wide receivers coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he was on staff from 2010-12. That was the last time he was on the sidelines in the NFL, making a return to Duke from 2013-15 as the associate head coach and offensive coordinator before taking the head coaching job at ECU in 2016.
Maryland only played 5 games in a 9-week schedule during the 2020 season. The Terrapins averaged just 23.6 points per game but did own the B1G’s second-best passing attack statistically, averaging 264 yards per game through the air under Montgomery.
The Terrapins ended the season with a 2-3 record with wins over Minnesota and Penn State.