Carrol (Doc) Montgomery

Carrol Doc Montgomery is being inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his 28 years as head athletic trainer and health/physical Education Department head at North Garland High School. Montgomery has had numerous articles published in professional periodicals and has received numerous awards from his peers and his students. Touted as having the best student training program in the country, he has had 32 of his 55 senior student trainers receive college scholarships. He was graduated from Joe M. Hart High School in Springtown, Texas, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from the University of North Texas in 1967. He was an athletic trainer in both high school and at North Texas State. All in all, Montgomery worked under three head trainers and took a little bit from each to form his teaching basis of attitude, academics and ability. He joined the staff as the head trainer at North Garland High School in 1973 and runs the four-year student training program much like a coach runs a football team, gradually giving them more and more responsibility until they are ready to move to the next level. Because of his relationships with his coaches, he has earned their trust and respect when it comes to evaluating a player's health. Prior to North Garland, Montgomery was an athletic trainer in the United States Army. He also served as athletic trainer for the North all-star football team for the Texas High School Coaches Association in both 1974 and 1983. He has been the speaker at numerous trainer conventions. Montgomery coached two years in the Garland PeeWee Basketball Association, and was a coach and member of the Board of Directors for the Garner Little League Baseball program for five years. He also was a coach in Boys Baseball for one year.