John Delf-Montgomery

About John Delf-Montgomery

John Delf-Montgomery entered his first season at Piedmont as Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in the fall of 2021, filling the role as Piedmont’s first strength and conditioning hire. Delf-Montgomery joined the Piedmont staff after spending time in the private sector as Director of Sports Performance for a high-performance company in Springfield, Illinois.

As the Director of Sports Performance, Delf worked with clients while developing, implementing, and supervising all programming. He was also charged with educating new coaches in the industry as the Internship Coordinator and managed the business from an operations standpoint.

During his stint in Illinois, Delf served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach/Interim Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Illinois-Springfield from January 2019 through September 2020. He worked specifically with women’s basketball, men’s soccer, volleyball, golf, and track and field throwers. The men’s soccer team reached the GLVC Conference tournament in back-to-back seasons and women’s golf earned an NCAA Super Regional appearance along with a representative in the NCAA National Championship.

Delf was able to gain valuable experience during his time at Berry College as a student worker in the athletic weight room, where he was in charge of programming, nutrition, and implementation for several teams, including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse, golf, and football.

Delf earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Berry College in 2018 and his Master of Arts in Education from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2020. He was also a member of the three-time SAA Conference Champion football team at Berry from 2014-18 and the men’s basketball team in 2017-18.

He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.