Ross Lyon - Senior Coach
Ross Lyon was appointed as the club’s Senior Coach at the end of the 2011 season. The father of three had been the senior coach for the past five seasons at St Kilda before his appointment, 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 before a knee injury ended his career in 1995 after a further two games for Brisbane.
Mark Stone - Forwards Coach
Stone was appointed as stoppages coach for the 2012 season. The father of two was the stoppages coach at the Sydney Swans for the past four seasons. Prior to that, Stone 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. At the Swans, Stone's responsibilities as stoppages coach included strategic planning and implementation.
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 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 Freo at the end of the 2010 season.
Brent Guerra - Defensive Coach
Brent Guerra was appointed Fremantle’s defensive coach at the end of the 2015 season following a coaching role with Hawthorn in 2013 and a player-coach position with Chelsea in the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League in 2014. 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.
Marc Webb - Midfield Coach
Marc Webb was appointed Fremantle’s midfield coach at the end of the 2015 season following a role as a development coach since 2014. Webb was the senior coach of the Claremont Tigers between 2012 and 2013 leading them to a WAFL premiership and Foxtel Cup win in his first year. He is a decorated WAFL player winning four premierships with Subiaco during 2003 to 2010, three of those as club captain.
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.
Peter Sumich - Senior Development/Assistant Coach
Peter Sumich, a dual premiership player, had been an assistant coach with West Coast for the past 11 seasons before joining Fremantle in 2011. With more than 20 years as a player and a coach at the elite level, including premiership success, Peter will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Fremantle Football Club. He played 150 games for West Coast from 1989-1997 including the Eagles’ 1992 and 1994 premiership sides and was seven times the club’s leading goal kicker. Sumich also played 112 games for South Fremantle in the WAFL, and was coach of the Bulldogs from 2001-2002.
David Hale - Development/Specialist Coach
David Hale was appointed Fremantle’s development/specialist coach at the end of 2015 following his third premiership win for Hawthorn. 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.
Roger Hayden - Development 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.
Anthony Rock - Development 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.