James Stanley | Hamilton Tiger-Cats
James Stanley

Defensive Backs Coach

JSJames Stanley begins his second season on the Tiger-Cats coaching staff this season.  Stanley became the team’s Defensive Backs Coach in 2013 after helping the Toronto Argonauts capture the 100th Grey Cup championship as Linebackers Coach in 2012.

Prior to his Argonauts experience, Stanley began his CFL coaching career as a defensive assistant with the Calgary Stampeders in 2011, working with their defensive backs.  

In 2010, he was a Special Teams Quality Control/Defensive Assistant Coach with the United Football League’s Hartford Colonials while later serving as a defensive coaching intern with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL.  He also spent part of the 2009 season as a Special Teams and Secondary Intern Coach with the NFL’s Detroit Lions.  

In addition to his pro experience, Stanley spent three years as the defensive backs coach for the University of Dayton where he coached four All-Conference defensive backs.   He also worked with the Cincinnati Marshals of the National Indoor Football League as their defensive backs coach in 2006.  

As a player, he suited up for four seasons at the University of Toledo, earning trips to two bowl games.  
Upon graduation from Toledo in 2002, Stanley served as a spring graduate assistant for his alma mater.

Stanley, a native of Jackson, Michigan, would go on to play four seasons of professional indoor football (2004-07) with various teams in the AFL, AF2, AIFL and NIFL, and was selected with the first overall pick in the Atlantic Indoor Football League draft in 2005.


2013-14 Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2012 Linebackers Coach Toronto Argonauts
2011 Defensive Assistant Calgary Stampeders
2010 Defensive Coaching Intern Cleveland Browns
  Special Teams Quality Control Hartford Colonials
2007-10 Secondary Coach Dayton
2009 Special Teams/Secondary Intern Coach Detroit Lions
2006 Defensive Backs Coach Cincinnati Marshalls (NIFL)
2004-07 Defensive Backs Coach/Recruiter Fairborn High School
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