After eight years as the Golden Hurricane's leader, Montgomery is leaving. According to numerous rumors on Sunday, Tulsa's head coach Philip Montgomery won't be back.
After serving as Art Briles' right hand for 12 seasons at Houston and Baylor, Montgomery joined Tulsa in 2015. His 2016 team was among the best in the Group of 5 after a 6-7 debut.
The Golden Hurricane finished with a 55-10 thrashing of Central Michigan in the Miami Beach Bowl after going 10-3 and scoring 31 or more points in 12 of their 13 games.
However, that level of achievement was not maintained. Tulsa had record-lows of 2-10 in 2017, 3-9 in 2018, and 4-8 in 2019.
The Hurricane bounced back in 2020 with a 6-3 record and a 3-point loss to undefeated Cincinnati in the American Championship, then in 2021 with a 7-6 record and a trip to the Myrtle Beach Bowl.
Montgomery has a final record of 43–53.
However, Tulsa failed to make the playoffs this past autumn, and after eight campaigns, the administration decided to hire a new coach. According to sources, the search will go quickly.