By NEMS Daily Journal
Tony Montgomery’s contract was not renewed at Monday’s Board of Trustees meeting following his fourth year at the helm of the East Mississippi Community College Lions’ baseball program. He had spent the previous eight years as an assistant in Scooba on Bill Baldner’s staff.
“I was surprised, I thought in four seasons that we had won 20, 29 and 23 which was more than they had won in 10, 15, 20 years,” Montgomery said. “It was a surprise.”
In his four years guiding the Lions, EMCC went 83-110. Following a 20-30 year in 2007, the Lions improved to 29-18. However, with Gerald Poole Field going under renovations in 2009, the Lions stumbled to 11-37 before rebounding to finish 23-25 this past season.