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

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

Scott was a key part of the Misich dynasty at North Freo, joining the club in 1993. Like his brother Tully before him, he quickly made his way into the League teams and they were both named in the 1990s Decade All Star Team. Scott then spent time in the WAFL with Claremont and East Fremantle. However, his passion lay at North where he returned to fulfill his highly decorated football career and in 1996 Scott was honored with the Laurie Tetley Medal for the club’s best and fairest.

Scott had a long and prolific playing career culminating in 2003 where he was an integral player in the A Grade Premiership winning team. For those of you who heard him remind everyone of his actions that day, his evangelistic reminder of his heroic deeds brings a smile to everyone. After being subbed off in the third quarter following a late bump and some subsequent commotion in the stands, Scott returned to the field and continued his dominant performance, for which he was awarded the BJ Giles Medal for Best on Ground.

He played a total of 219 matches in Black and White.

Scotty moved into coaching, starting with the Colts from 2002 to 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 reserve teams in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Scott is a true club man and has often been seen running water for the Colts or singing a song in the club’s lobby. He is a great personality and will be missed.

219 games played

1996 Laurie Tetley Medal (NFFC Best and Fairest)

2003 A player of the highest level

2003 BJ Giles Medal (A Grade Grand Final Best on Ground)

Tom Naylor Trophy 2003 (Champion Colts team)

2003 and 2004 Colts minor premieres

2004 Colts Premiership coach

Lifetime membership 2006

2008 – 2012 Senior Coach

2013 – 2015 Reserve trainer