December 21, 2015
Communications and Marketing
College president Dr. Steven R. DiSalvo announced today that Daron Montgomery has been selected as the new Director of Athletics at Saint Anselm College. He will report directly to President DiSalvo and will sit as a member of his cabinet.
"I am very pleased to have Daron Montgomery join Saint Anselm at the forefront of Hawks Athletics." Dr. DiSalvo said. "There are new horizons and challenges ahead of us that require strong leadership. I have every confidence that he can provide that, bringing with him extensive experience in several NCAA divisions, a commitment to academic quality for student-athletes, and a track record of success not only in athletics administration, but in coaching, fundraising and facilities development."
Montgomery has served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point since 2011, and has 17 years of experience in the field of collegiate athletics. He holds a bachelor of arts in Sports Management from Lenoir-Rhyne University and a Master's of Arts in Athletic Administration from Ball State University.
At UW-Stevens Point, he oversaw twenty-three NCAA Division III teams encompassing 530 student-athletes competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). Over the past four years under his leadership, the university has earned 14 conference championships, 30 NCAA appearances and numerous All-American recognitions, with eight teams nationally ranked. They have displayed an equal commitment to academic success, posting a cumulative student-athlete grade-point average of 3.15 in 2014-15.
He supervised full-time and part-time coaching staff, as well as financial operations and external relations, setting records for both donors (a 70% increase in number from 2011 to 2014), and funds raised (more than $2.2 million in external revenue through new athletic corporate sponsorships over four years).
Prior to that, beginning in 2007, Montgomery was Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Detroit Mercy, a Division I private, Catholic institution. He first came to UDM in 1998 as Director of Ticket Operations and Sales.
As Senior Associate Director, he was chief Athletics development officer with an emphasis on major gift fundraising and coordinated capital campaigns that culminated in facilities construction and renovation projects on campus, including locker rooms, office suites, six lane track and synthetic turf multi-purpose playing field and a tennis complex.
He also served as the Head Coach for Women's Tennis from 2000 until 2009, where he set a new record for wins in his final season, and took the team to the Horizon League Championship match for the first time in the history of the program.
"My wife Karen and I are honored to be joining the Saint Anselm family and look forward to becoming part of the college community. I am eager to begin working with the faculty, staff, coaches, student-athletes, and alumni," said Montgomery. "Their passion, pride and commitment to Saint Anselm College is something that truly resonated with us during our visit."