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Source: Jerry Smith / Jerry Smith

 Scottie Montgomery has experience both leading Duke and the Pittsburgh Steelers to divisional championships and postseason play. The 37 year will now lead the East Carolina University football team as the head football coach according to an announcement made Sunday by director of athletics Jeff Compher.

Montgomery has had a two-year stint as the Duke Blue Devils’ associate head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Total, Montgomery has served on the Duke staff for seven seasons under head coaches Ted Roof (2006-07) and David Cutcliffe (2008-09, 2013-15) – five as receivers coach.

Montgomery’s coaching experience in the National Football League spanned three seasons under Mike Tomlin’s leadership. His work with the Steelers’ receivers in 2010, 2011 and 2012 resulted in two playoff appearances, the 2010 AFC North Division championship and a spot in Super Bowl XLV.

Montgomery is a North Carolina native from Salisbury NC with a reputation of having a great offensive mind which is a perfect fit for the Pirate football team. Montgomery will officially start his duties on Jan. 1.