||A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. (July 2013)|
|Defensive Line Coach|
|Date of birth: March 6, 1972 (age 42)|
|Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee|
|High school: Memphis (TN) Central|
|Undrafted in 1994|
|Debuted in 2000 for the Iowa Barnstormers|
|Last played in 2004 for the Carolina Cobras|
Defensive Line Coach
Career Arena football statistics
|Stats at ArenaFootball.com|
Cory Stone (born March 6, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American football defensive line coach. Stone helped coach the Toronto Argonauts to a historic 100th Grey Cup win in Toronto, Ontario. He played professional in the Arena Football League from 1996 to 2005 and has since served as an assistant coach at the college and professional levels. He played college football at the University of Tennessee. Stone has held position as an Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Defensive Line Coach. Stone coached professionally in the Arena Football League for the Bakersfield Blitz, Rio Grande Valley Dorados, and Milwaukee Iron. He coached collegiate at Clark Atlanta University and professionally for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
Stone played high school football for and graduated from Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee. Attended The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Stone then attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a two-year letterman (1992–1994). During his time as a defensive end and defensive tackle, he won 1990 SEC championships and played in the 1993 Hall Of Fame Bowl, 1994 Citrus Bowl and the 1994 Gator Bowl.
Professional Playing Career
Stone played for the Arena Football League from 1996 to 2005.
Stone began his professional coaching career in 1994 as defensive line coach for the Bakersfield Blitz. He held the title for one season. He coached the AFL2 Defensive lineman of the year Jerry Turner. The Blitz defensive line had three players ranked in the top ten for sacks (Turner led the league 16).
Rio Grande Valley Dorados
After his time with the Bakersfield, Stone served two seasons as associate head coach/defensive coordinator for the Rio Grande Valley in 1998. The Dorados won the Southwest Division title with a 15-1 record. The Dorados defense posted several AF2 historic records for most sacks for in a season (58), most sacks in a game (13), and shut out of an opponent 64-0 (Laredo).
Stone then served one season as defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for the Iron in 2009.
Stone then entered the college ranks for two seasons as the defensive line coach for the panthers. Stone coached defensive lineman Darel Strong to the SIAC all first team in 2011.
In 2012, Stone helped led the Toronto Argonauts to a historic 100th Grey Cup win over the Calgary Stampeders. He held the title for one season as defensive line coach. Rick Foley was named the Most Outstanding Canadian player for the 100th Grey Cup. Defensive tackle Armond Armstead was selected to the CFL East All Star and CFL ALL Star teams. Armstead was the only rookie sectioned to the All Star teams under Stones' tutledge.[Toronto Argonauts 1]
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- "Stone Selected for NCAA Coaches Academy" (Press release). Clark Atlanta University. February 9, 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-27.
- Stone, Cory. "Toronto Argonauts".