According to multiple sources, the Indianapolis Colts are hiring former Maryland offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery as the team’s new running backs coach—replacing recently retired running backs guru Tom Rathman:
Source: The #Colts are hiring former #Maryland offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery as running backs coach. Montgomery was East Carolina's head coach from 2016 to 2018 before coming to Maryland. @ForTheCOLTure first reported the hire.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) February 7, 2021
Sources: Scottie Montgomery has accepted a job as the RB coach of the Indianapolis Colts. He’s the former head coach at East Carolina, OC at Maryland and a longtime NFL assistant with the Steelers.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 7, 2021
Montgomery has previously served as Maryland’s offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2019-20), East Carolina’s head coach (2016-18), Duke’s associate head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach (2014-15), Duke’s associate head coach/offensive coordinator/passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach (2013), Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach (2010-12) under head coach Mike Tomlin, and Duke’s wide receivers coach (2006-09) respectively.
The 42 year old coach previously played as an undrafted free agent out of Duke (2000) three seasons for the Denver Broncos (2000-02), having also spent with the Carolina Panthers (2000), Oakland Raiders (2003), and AFL’s Georgia Force (2005) professionally.
While at Duke playing collegiately, he was a two-time Team MVP.
Even though Montgomery was not a running back himself, he appears to be a young coach with an impressive background, who should be a solid addition to the Colts coaching staff.