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Report: North Canton Hoover parts ways with boys basketball coach Randy Montgomery

By Michael Beaven Published: March 10, 2014

North Canton Hoover has decided to not renew the contract for boys basketball coach Randy Montgomery, according to the Canton Repository.

Montgomery exits with more than 200 games in 12 seasons at Hoover and three of the school’s past four Federal League titles in 30 seasons.

Hoover Athletic Director Don Shimek confirmed to the Canton Repository that he told Montgomery he would not be recommended for a contract renewal.

Montgomery is the most successful boys basketball coach in school history.

This season was the least successful since Montgomery took over the Vikings program in 2002 as the team posted an 8-15 record and the only losing season he has had at Hoover.

In fact, it was the worst season in his 31-year coaching career, which includes 19 years as Triway’s coach.

At Hoover, Montgomery won at least 19 games in six of the 12 seasons. Hoover went 22-5 last season and won a Division I district championship.

Montgomery has 548 coaching wins between his time at Triway and Hoover, which has him just outside the top 20 in career wins in Ohio history, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Former Barberton coaching legend Jack Greynolds Sr. is 20th with 549 wins.

Check back to the Akron Beacon Journal and ohio.com for more coverage on this story.

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