Steven Montalvo
Steven Montalvo

Graduate Assistant - Defense

Steven Montalvo is in his second season as a graduate assistant coach with the Kentucky football program. Montalvo will help UK defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot coach the defensive side.

Montalvo comes to Kentucky after spending the 2011 season as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Pikeville where he helped coach the defensive secondary to a successful season. Pikeville finished third in the Mid-South Conference last season in pass defense efficiency, finishing first in the conference in interceptions with 20.

Montalvo held many other responsibilities with the Bears, including analyzing and organizing game film, developing defensive game plans for the junior varsity team and helping plan on-campus recruitment. He also helped organize off-campus recruitment by creating and maintaining recruiting database along with other duties.

Outside of football, Montalvo has had a very successful career, serving as the president of the Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. in Tampa, Fla. He has held several other titles with Delta Chi, including director of recruitment, new member educator and alumni board of trustee member.

A native of Saint Cloud, Fla., Montalvo graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree, majoring in history with a minor in political science. He is currently working towards a master's degree in sports management.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium