As we start the 2017 season, we will begin the 9th year of Behind the Lens and Inside the Headset.
This will be our second year of live streaming of Friday night games which we call "StorkVision" sponsered by John Jones Real Estate which we are grateful for his support. Stork is totally independent, not filming or
promoting just one school. Stork, and this website, stand for all the schools and wish them great
INSIDE THE HEADSET: This is a time for each of the coaches to express where they are and what is going on with their team. Stork enjoys watching each cocah lead young men through each season. He appreciates their time and feels lucky to catch up to them whenever possible. He interviews: Coach Thomas McDaniel at Christian Brothers in Memphis, Coach David Watson at Blackman High in Murfreesboro (Juan Jennings and David Price graduates), Philip Shadowens Blount County High south of Knoxville, Coach Ron Aydelott Riverdale High, Coach Kevin Creasy (Jack Jones).
BEHIND THE LENS: This was Sam’s, Stork’s brother’s idea. It started off as a blog in the written form and has since progressed into a video blog. The format is simple: 3 topics…First 2 topics are a little about life and then the last topic is the wrap up in which he usually tells you where he will be that Friday Night or how to catch up with him. It's your quick 6 minute fix on game day during the season.
HISTORY: It all started in 1998 when Scott (Stork) Montgomery's son Tyler began playing football for the Smyrna Youth Football
League. At that time, the games were being announced by whomever would grab the microphone. Stork, seeing the need,
jumped at the chance and began running the Public Address System for all games. Jeff Childs was the president of
the League and let Stork have reins. He was asked to be the official announcer for the Mid State Youth Football
Championship from 1998 to 2002.
At start of the 2001 season Stork started filming every game he announced (and still does). Daniel Childs,
Jeff’s son, was beginning his senior season in 2001. Jeff talked heavily to Stork about wanting Daniel to play
football at the next level. He had seen Stork put together highlight videos for his son’s team and asked
about the difficulty of making one video on him. The answer was "no problem." Daniel was the first of many to follow.
IIn 2002 Stork set a record for the most football games called in a single season, at it still stands today at 71 games. Players who
have benefited from the Stork crafting their talents and including being on this website have gone on to well-known colleges such
as Navy, Virginia Tech, Tenessee State, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and Maryland. Other colleges include Rhodes, UT Martin,
Eastern Kentucky University, Brown, Princeton, Cason-Newman, Cumberland, Holmes Community, Lambuth, Maryville,
Itawamba Community, and Tusculum. Click HERE to read a
feature article on The Stork from The Tennessean from back in 2004. He has also filmed and announced the amateur teams.
Stork is not a recruiting analyst, but a videographer whose focus is to put
high school athletes in position of being viewed by college coaches in order to play at the next level regardless of sport
(football being the main focus). The library of games he has either combo announced/filmed
or just filmed consists of over 700 videos. (I know it's over 700, but I haven't organized them).
He has attended and filmed several combines. You name it and he has filmed it weddings, public speakers, bands, million dollar hole in one golf shots,
fiddling contest and baseball games. Countless videos centered on the communications industry are also included in his collection.
He is relentless in his effort to promote a gifted person. Whether it's a college coach or a recruiting analyst such as Scott Kennedy
or Jamie Newburg, they recognize and know his dedication to making it happen when he pushes the Record button. High School coaches
always pay high compliments to his Friday night work.
Stork is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a BA in Public Relations and a Minor in Media Sales. Stork has so many to thank
that helps support his passion. Many years ago Stork established business cards which had one slogan: "A MAN WHO TRULY DELIVERS"
(this is when he was scalping tickets and parking cars at the Hyatt) to this day he strives to that live up to that promise.
His friends will tell you "He does all he can to let you know what's happening with "THE STORK".
Thanks for your support.
Sam is also the Webmaster for
Sonny Gray The main focus of this website
is to gather all current information for people to learn and to get to know Sonny. His drive, determination, motivation, communication and competitive spirit to his school, teammates and God help us to help him. Everyone who Sonny fully understands that he is a true competitor. ...Thanks Sam for taking on this responsibility.
Stork focuses to be the best husband to his wife Judy and the best dad to his children Tyler and Spencer. If you contact Stork beware...
you might be in for a long call...his passion and vision can ramble for hours. It's always an adventure when you run with this bird..
Questions? Email Stork at
or (615) 812-5999 or follow me on Twitter @StorkMontgomery.