Moved from Sept. 26 to Nov. 2 | Lessons of Preparation, Teamwork and Performance Under Pressure

7:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Disregard the Sept. date listed above | Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts


This free and open to the public presentation will take place at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts on November 2 at 7:00pm.  No registration or tickets are required.  Seating is on a first-come basis.  


Widely considered one of the best NFL quarterbacks of all time, Joe Montana personifies excellence and personal integrity both on and off the field. Yet the word most closely associated with him is not “winner”–it’s “leader.”

Throughout his career, Joe Montana led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl Championships. Montana won more than 70% of the games he started during his 16-year career and he continues to be an all-time NFL Leader in quarterback ratings.

Montana was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player twice and earned three Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls and named an All-Pro five times. Joe retired from professional football in 1995 and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

From the lectern, Montana now brings lessons of preparation, teamwork and performance under pressure to business audiences as a popular motivational speaker. In September 2005, Montana released his second book, The Winning Spirit: 16 Timeless Principles That Drive Performance Excellence.

Joe Montana's visit to Missouri State University is proudly presented by the Missouri State University Foundation with support from KY3, Springfield, Missouri's NBC TV affiliate.


4 time Superbowl Champion, NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana

Joe Montana

4 time Superbowl Champion, NFL Hall of Famer