Ross Lyon - Senior Coach
Ross Lyon was appointed as the club’s Senior Coach at the end of the 2011 season. Before his appointment, the father of three had been the senior coach for five seasons at St Kilda, where in 121 games he took the Saints to four finals’ series and three grand finals in two years (including the 2010 drawn grand final). His tenure at St Kilda followed assistant coaching roles at Sydney (2004-2006), Carlton (2000-2003) and Richmond (1996-1999). As a player, Lyon notched up 127 games with Fitzroy over 10 years, and a further two for Brisbane before a knee injury ended his career in 1995.
Michael Prior - Defensive Coach
Michael Prior joined Fremantle at the end of 2007 as the club’s skills coach. He played a total of 90 AFL games, including 81 with Essendon after being selected at number 3 in the 1992 National Draft. Prior moved to West Coast in 2001 and played nine games in two years before retiring at the end of the 2002 season. He was East Fremantle assistant coach in 2005 and East Perth Colts coach in 2006 and 2007, winning a premiership in 2006. He was appointed an assistant coach at Fremantle at the end of the 2010 season.
Roger Hayden - Development Defensive Coach
Roger Hayden was appointed Fremantle’s development coach at the end of 2011 following his retirement as a player after a 128-game career with the club. He also played for South Fremantle in the WAFL during their 2005 premiership year. Hayden’s role focuses on the development of younger Fremantle players and assisting in the team’s defensive capabilities.
Simon Eastaugh - Midfield Coach
Simon Eastaugh was appointed Fremantle’s midfield coach position at the end of the 2015 season after multiple ruck-coaching and development roles for the club between 2002 to 2005 and 2013 to 2015. His return to Fremantle followed a senior coaching role for WAFL club Perth in 2006 and 2007 and the position of WA recruiting manager at Port Adelaide. Eastaugh played 17 games for Essendon from 1998 to 2000, before joining Fremantle in 2001,where he played 12 games in two seasons.
Anthony Rock - Midfield Coach
Anthony Rock was appointed Fremantle’s development coach at the end of the 2015 season, following numerous coaching roles within the AFL/VFL. Rock was an assistant coach for Melbourne between 2005 and 2006, St Kilda between 2007 and 2008 and North Melbourne in 2009. He coached Essendon District Football League team Greenvale to consecutive premierships in 2012 and 2013 before a successful two-year senior coaching tenure with St Benard’s in the Victorian Amateur Football Association, finishing with a premiership win. Rock played a total of 222 AFL games with North Melbourne and Hawthorn including the Kangaroo’s 1996 premiership.
David Hale - Forwards Coach
David Hale was appointed Fremantle’s development/specialist coach at the end of 2015 following his third premiership win for Hawthorn, and has moved into a forwards coaching role for the 2017 season. Hale played a total of 237 AFL matches as a ruck-forward with 129 of those being with North Melbourne, who recruited him with pick seven in the 2001 AFL Draft. He joined Hawthorn at the end of 2010, going on to play 108 games for the club.
Brent Guerra - Development Forwards Coach
Brent Guerra was appointed Fremantle’s defensive coach at the end of the 2015 season following a coaching role with Hawthorn in 2014 and a player-coach position with Chelsea in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League. Guerra is a dual premiership player, appearing in Hawthorn’s 2008 and 2013 Grand Final wins. He played a total of 65 games for Port Adelaide between 2000 and 2003 before briefly joining Saint Kilda in 2004 for 31 games and finally playing 159 games for Hawthorn between 2006 and 2013.
Mark Stone - Stoppages and Training Coordinator
After a four year stint as the stoppages coach at the Sydney Swans, Mark Stone was appointed as stoppages coach for the 2012 season. Prior to that, the father of two was the stoppage and opposition analyst at West Coast from 2003 to 2007. He was also an assistant coach at South Fremantle in the WAFL from 2001 to 2002 and senior coach of the Wagga Tigers (1999-2000) in the Riverina Football League.
Adam Read - Development Coach/Coaches Assistant
Originally from Adelaide, Adam Read worked in recruiting for Fremantle for the 2007 and 2008 seasons before heading west for a three year stint in football analysis. After the arrival of senior coach Ross Lyon, Read moved into the role of coaches assistant, and officially takes on the role as a development coach from the 2017 season, in his 11th year at the club.
Tom Morris - High Performance Manager - Coaching
Tom Morris was hired in the 2016 off-season for this new role created to ensure the ongoing education and development of the club’s coaching team. Prior to joining Freo, Morris was the senior coach of the Canadian national rowing team, with his crew winning silver at the Rio Olympic Games and gold at the World Rowing Cup in Switzerland in May. Morris has previously been a senior coach on the Australian national rowing team, the WA State rowing team, high performance scholarship coach at the Australian Institute of Sport and talent identification and development coach at the WA Institute of Sport, coaching crews to medals at all international levels.