Mark Montgomery Resigns at Independence

WOAY – WOAY has confirmed that Mark Montgomery has resigned his position as head football coach at Independence High School.

Montgomery took over earlier this year following Chris Vicars’ resignation in January. His coaching career began in 1985 as an assistant at Immokalee High School in Florida, before he returned to Raleigh County the following year to become the head coach at Clear Fork High School. His career has also included time as a head or assistant football coach at Marsh Fork High, Concord College, Park Middle, Independence Middle, and Princeton Senior High.

The Patriots went 6-4 in 2017, winning their last five games to post a winning season for the third straight year. Several players received Class AA All-State recognition, including Second Team selection Adam Daniel.