Eric Montgomery joined Park University's sports communications staff prior to the 2017-18 season, working with the Pirates while continuing his role as the Director of Communications for the Heart of America Athletic Conference, a position he's held since July of 2011.
Over the past two seasons, Montgomery was the logistical liaison for the Heart's first television contract during the football season. He provided production support before and during each broadcast, coordinating weekly teleconferences between the broadcast team and head coaches, as well as focusing on storylines to be highlighted during each game.
In his position, he has also acted as the Media Room Coordinator and Press Row Coordinator at the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship since 2011.
A graduate of Azusa Pacific (Calif.), he was most recently at the University of Arizona, where he spent two years as an assistant media relations director with primary responsibilities over women’s basketball and women’s golf. He also oversaw promotions for the cross country and track and field programs while providing game-day assistance for football and men’s basketball.
Prior to his move to the desert, Montgomery spent two seasons at NAIA member Concordia (Calif.), where he oversaw one of the first NAIA programs to implement video streaming using Stretch Internet. He was involved in seven NAIA National Championship events, including the promotion of the 2007 NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship runner-up, a team that was featured on ESPN's SportsCenter.
Prior to his return to the NAIA, Montgomery spent over three years at Orange Coast College (Calif.). He earned a pair of publication awards for his media guides and was also the president of the California Community College Sports Information Association (CCCSIA). He also provided media services at numerous state championship events, and served on the design committee for a multi-million dollar athletic complex.
He began his professional career at former NAIA member Palm Beach Atlantic (Fla.), where he was also the Florida Sun Conference sports information director for two seasons, the NAIA Region XIV sports information director, and the Director of Media Services for the 2000 and 2001 NAIA Volleyball National Championship.
Montgomery spent two seasons as an intern in the sports information office as an undergraduate at Azusa Pacific before working with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer during the 1998 season.
He and his wife, Kara, live in Kansas City with their daughters, Addie and Kacie.