Stanley returns to the Lions’ staff for his second season as assistant defensive backs coach. He was most recently the secondary coach at the University of Idaho for three years. He continues to work with Mark Washington and the team’s talented crop of defensive backs and head-up weekly preparations for the defensive staff during the season.
Stanley is a graduate of the University of Idaho where he played two notable seasons in 2006 and 2007. He earned an All-WAC first team selection as a senior after leading the NCAA with nine interceptions over 12 games. Stanley actually started his college days on the offensive side of the ball at Long Beach City College where he starred for two years before transferring to Idaho.
Following a season with the AFL’s Spokane Shock, Stanley was signed to the Lions’ practice roster in the late stages of the 2009 season and then earned a starting spot coming out of training camp in 2010. He started all 18 games that season and notched 70 tackles along with three interceptions. His playing days came to an end two games into the 2011 campaign following a serious knee injury suffered in the second regular season game of the year.