Coaches Gene Stallings and Pat Dye, 1992



Coaches Gene Stallings and Pat Dye, 1992


Football coaches
Stallings, Eugene Clifton, 1935
University of Alabama


Gene Stallings greets Auburn coach Pat Dye after Alabama's defeat of Auburn 17-0 in Birmingham's Legion Field on November 26, 1992. The Crimson Tide completed the season 13-0 with a win in the Sugar Bowl over Miami and became National Champion.

Gene Stallings (1935 - ) was a football player and coach who is best known as the head football coach at the University of Alabama. He led the Crimson Tide to an undefeated season and a national championship in 1992. A statue of Stallings stands in the Walk of Champions outside the Bryant-Denny Stadium in honor of winning a national championship.

Eugene (Gene) Clifton Stallings was born on March 2, 1935, in Paris Texas to Eugene E. and Nellie Moye Stallings. He attend Paris High Scholl and was the captain of the football team his senior year. He attended Texas A & M. In his sophomore year Bear Bryant was hired as head coach to improve the football program. In 1958 he followed Bryant to the University of Alabama rising to the position of assistant head coach. Stallings returned to Texas A & M to serve as head coach. He also coached for the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals.

In January 1990, Stallings was hired as the University of Alabama head football coach after the departure of Bill Curry. He led the team in 1992 to its first national championship since Bryant’s 1979 championship. In 1993 the revelation of a player’s ineligibility led to sanctions by the National Collegiate Athletic Association resulting in the forfeiture of nine games. In 1996 Stallings announced his resignation. In retirement he has remained active as a motivational speaker and member of various boards.

As a result of caring for their son, John Mark (Johnny), who was born with Down syndrome and a heart defect, Stallings and his wife worked to promote awareness of the needs of developmentally disabled Individuals.

Additional information can be found in the Encyclopedia of Alabama:


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November 26, 1992


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