Steve Montgomery returns to Sioux City after guiding the Explorers to the club’s fourth playoff berth in five seasons in 2019. Since his first season as the X’s’ skipper in 2014, he has put together a 350-250 record, a .583 winning percentage.
Montgomery began his coaching career in 2004 as a pitching coach with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks, and from 2005-2009, he also served as the pitching coach for North Dakota State University. In his 10 seasons as the pitching coach, the RedHawks compiled a 590-383 record, good for a .606 winning percentage.
Montgomery spent nine seasons in professional baseball, playing in the Orioles, Royals, Dodgers and Red Sox organizations, reaching as high as Triple-A in 1997. He also played independent baseball in the Frontier and Northern Leagues; Montgomery finished his playing career with Fargo-Moorhead from 2001-2003, where he is the team’s all-time save leader (47).
|2014||Sioux City||American Association||—||Independent||47-53||8th/12|
|2015||Sioux City||American Association||—||Independent||75-25||1st/13||Lost Finals|
|2016||Sioux City||American Association||—||Independent||54-46||5th/12||Lost Semifinals|
|2017||Sioux City||American Association||—||Independnet||46-54||9th/12|
|2018||Sioux City||American Association||—||Independent||71-29||1st/12||Lost Semifinals|
|2019||Sioux City||American Association||—||Independent||57-43||T-5th (12)||Lost Finals|