Footy legend dead: Club pays tribute to ‘selfless champion’ after great’s sudden death rocks the sport

It is with incredible sadness the Club has been informed a North Fremantle Great – Scott Misich – has passed on Wednesday 17th April. Scott is a champion Clubman, a selfless and loving man who made an impact everywhere he went.

A key part of the Misich Dynasty at North Freo, Scott joined the Club in 1993. Like his brother Tully before him, he rapidly made his way into the League sides and they were both named in the 90’s Decade All Star Team. Scott went on to spend time in the WAFL with Claremont and East Fremantle. However, his passion was with North, where he returned to fulfill his highly decorated football career and in 1996, Scott was honoured with the Laurie Tetley Medal for the Club’s Best & Fairest.

Scott had a long and fruitful playing career with a highlight in 2003, where he was an integral player in the A Grade Premiership winning team. For those of you who have heard him remind everyone about his performance that day, his evangelical recollection of his exploits bring a smile to one and all. After being knocked out in the 3rd qtr after a late bump, some ensuing commotion in the stands, Scott returned to the field and continued his dominant performance for which he was awarded the B.J Giles Medal for Best on Ground.

He played a total of 219 games in the Black and White.

Scotty transitioned into coaching, commencing with the Colts from 2002 through 2004, the latter where he won a premiership. He then spent several years as a successful League Coach in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 taking the League Team to two A Grade Grand Finals. He also coached the reserves sides in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

A true clubman, Scott has regularly been seen running water for the Colts or singing a song in the Club’s hall. He’s a big personality and will be missed.

219 games played

1996 Laurie Tetley Medal (NFFC Best & Fairest)

2003 A Grade Premiership Player

2003 B.J Giles Medal (A Grade Grand Final Best on Ground)

2003 Tom Naylor Trophy (Champion Colts Team)

2003 & 2004 Colts minor premiers

2004 Colts Premiership Coach

2006 Life Membership

2008 – 2012 Senior Coach

2013 – 2015 Reserves Coach