Date of Birth
University of Alabama (1990-1996)
Texas A&M University (1965-1971)
Head coach of Alabama’s 1992 National Championship team, the Crimson Tide posted a 28-game winning streak during Gene Stalling’s tenure in Tuscaloosa. A member of College Football Hall of Fame coach Bear Bryant’s “Junction Boys” as a player at Texas A&M, Stallings returned to his alma mater in 1965 as head coach. In his third season, the Aggies captured the Southwest Conference title and defeated Bryant’s Alabama team in the Cotton Bowl. After spending the next 17 seasons as an NFL coach, Stallings took over as head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide in 1990. Following back-to-back bowl appearances in his first two seasons, Stallings led the Tide to the 1992 National Championship, posting a 13-0 season record. Stallings coached 13 first-team All-America players during his head coaching career. Since his retirement from football, Stallings has served on President George W. Bush’s Commission on Intellectual Disability and wrote a book about his late son, John Mark, who was born with Downs Syndrome. In 2005, he was appointed to the Texas A&M Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry. Stallings has been inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Texas A&M Hall of Fame, Gator Bowl Hall of Fame and Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.
Class of 2010