Gene Stallings reveals latest health scare as former Alabama coach reports positive recovery
Gene Stallings, the former Alabama coach, recently suffered a third stroke, he revealed to Rick Karle of WVTM-13, as the health scare happened a “few weeks back.”
It’s the latest health incident for Stallings, who noted that there’s no paralysis, but also unknown if it’s related to Stallings’ recent battle with COVID-19.
Stallings, who was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011, was the head coach of the Crimson Tide from 1990-96, and led Alabama to the 1992 national championship, along with an SEC Championship also in 1992. Under Stallings, Alabama won 4 SEC West Division championships (1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996), 5 victories in postseason bowl games and 4 top 10 final national rankings.
Stallings was a member of Paul “Bear” Bryant’s “Junction Boys” at Texas A&M, Stallings and returned to his alma mater in 1965 as head coach. In his third season, the Aggies won the Southwest Conference title and defeated Alabama in the Cotton Bowl. Stallings compiled a 27-45-1 record in 7 seasons as head coach of the Aggies. After spending the next 17 seasons as an NFL coach, Stallings took over as head coach at Alabama in 1990.
“From his years as a young assistant coach under Coach (Paul) Bryant through his head coaching days here at Alabama, Coach Stallings produced a career that is richly deserving of this recognition,” University of Alabama Director of Athletics Mal Moore said at his Hall of Fame induction, per RollTide.com. “Coach Stallings was more than just a head coach at Alabama — his manner of doing things, his leadership and his passion took our entire program to another level.”
.@AlabamaFTBL legendary Coach Gene Stallings tells me he has suffered a third stroke.
“It happened a few weeks back”, says the coach.
“There is no paralysis- I can’t say if my recent bout with CoVid had anything to do with the stroke.”@UofAlabama @SEC @WVTM13 #stallingsstroke pic.twitter.com/t1WGE9sOID
— Rick Karle WVTM 13 (@RickKarle) July 27, 2022