|Stone at a NSW Cup game in 2011|
|Born||14 February 1967|
Rick Stone is a professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is currently head coach of Fiji and an assistant coach to Wayne Bennett at the Newcastle Knights of the National Rugby League.
Before joining the Knights, Stone coached Queensland Cup side Burleigh for 13 seasons, winning three premierships during that time. He coached the club to a 6-10 loss against Great Britain in a warm-up match for the 1999 Tri-nations series.
Stone started at Newcastle as assistant coach to Michael Hagan. During the 2009 NRL season, Stone's fourth at the Newcastle Knights, the head coach, Brian Smith, resigned. Stone, then assistant coach to Smith, was appointed to the position of coach for the remainder of the season. He enjoyed victory in his first game as head coach of the Knights with a win against the eventual grand final winners Melbourne Storm.
With the signing of supercoach Wayne Bennett at the Knights for the next four years starting in 2012, Stone re-signed with the Knights for another 4 years to be assistant coach to Bennett and take over after Bennett leaves.
- Rick Stone at yesterdayshero.com.au
- ''Smith out, Stone in – Knights directors consider quick move on coaching job'' by Brad Walter, League HQ, 4 August 2009. Smh.com.au. Retrieved on 2012-04-20.
- "Burleigh Bears 6 lost to Great Britain 10". rugbyleagueproject.org. Shawn Dollin, Andrew Ferguson and Bill Bates. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- Read, Brent (18 August 2009). "Newcastle Knights era under Rick Stone off to a flying start". The Australian. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
- Knights media release: Rick Stone re-signs with Knights for four more years. Facebook. Retrieved on 2012-04-20.