||ROSS LYON - Senior Coach
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).
At 63 per cent, Lyon has the highest winning percentage of any current AFL coach up to the end of 2011 who has coached for more than one year.
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.
||MICHAEL PRIOR - Assistant Coach
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.
||PETER SUMICH - Assistant Coach
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.
MARK STONE - Assistant 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.