CFL: 3rd season
Stamps: 3rd season
Missick enters his third season as defensive backs coach of the Stampeders.
Last season, Missick’s secondary was part of a Calgary defence that finished in the top half of the CFL in passing yardage allowed (275.0 yards), interceptions (17) and interception-return yardage (323). Stamps defensive backs scored four touchdowns in 2012 — two on interception returns and two on fumble returns.
The unit included cornerback Keon Raymond, who tied for second in the league in interceptions with two and ranked third in interception-return yards with 126. Raymond was named to the West Division all-star team for a second consecutive year.
In 2011, Missick helped Keon Raymond to a breakout season in which he had five interceptions and led the league with 237 interception-return yards. Missick also worked with Brandon Smith, who was the Stamps’ nominee for most outstanding defensive player.
Prior to joining the Stampeders, Missick had extensive coaching experience in Arena football and the U.S. college ranks.
He started his coaching career in 2000 as defensive coordinator of the Richmond Speed in the Arena Football League 2. He held the same position with the Norfolk Knights in 2001 before being named the Knights’ head coach the following season. He was also head coach of the Cincinnati Jungle Kats in 2007 and spent a total of nine seasons in the AF2.
In 2008, Missick joined Saint Paul’s College, a Division II school in Lawrenceville, Va., and served as linebackers coach and assistant head coach for the Tigers.
During his playing career, Missick attended at the University of Kentucky in 1988 and 1989 before turning pro with the National Football League’s Philadelphia Eagles. He went on to play five seasons in the Arena Football League and amassed 197 tackles and 12 interceptions during that time.
A Miami native and Atlanta resident, Missick is married to Valerie Davis.
Tony Missick's Coaching History
2011-12 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) - Defensive Backs
2008-10 – Saint Paul’s College (NCAA) – Linebackers/Assistant Head Coach
2008 – Austin Wranglers (AF2) – Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
2007 – Cincinnati Jungle Kats (AF2) – Head Coach
2006 – Everett Hawks (AF2) – Defensive Coordinator
2005 – Birmingham Steeldogs (AF2) – Defensive Coordinator
2004 – Cape Fear Wildcats (AF2) – Defensive Coordinator
2003 – Columbus Wardogs (AF2) – Defensive Coordinator
2002 – Norfolk Knights (AF2) – Head Coach
2001 – Norfolk Knights (AF2) – Defensive Coordinator
2000 – Richmond Speed (AF2) – Defensive Coordinator