Another Season

A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son
By Gene Stallings, Sally Cook (Trade Paperback, 2009)
When beloved University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings's son was born with Down syndrome and a serious heart defect, doctors predicted he wouldn't live to see his first birthday and urged Coach Stallings and his wife to institutionalize him. But for Gene and Ruth Ann that was not an option. Johnny quickly won the hearts and adoration of the Stallings family and everyone who took the time to know him, and, proving the doctors wrong by leading an active life, he became a vital and important part of his family, his community, and his father's career. With intimate glimpses of family life and thrilling football anecdotes, ANOTHER SEASON is brimming with poignant lessons about defying the odds and finding joy in every moment.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $18.99 US/$22.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316056526

    • On Sale Date: 10/07/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback

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When beloved University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings's son was born with Down syndrome and a serious heart defect, doctors predicted he wouldn't live to see his first birthday and urged Coach Stallings and his wife to institutionalize him. But for Gene and Ruth Ann that was not an option. Johnny quickly won the hearts and adoration of the Stallings family and everyone who took the time to know him, and, proving the doctors wrong by leading an active life, he became a vital and important part of his family, his community, and his father's career. With intimate glimpses of family life and thrilling football anecdotes, ANOTHER SEASON is brimming with poignant lessons about defying the odds and finding joy in every moment.

Gene Stallings is a motivational leader who frequently addresses large audiences on the subjects of Down syndrome and intellectual disability. He has coached football for the University of Alabama, Texas A&M University, the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals, and the Dallas Cowboys. He recently retired from coaching and lives with this family in Paris, Texas. Sally Cook has written on family topics for the Associated Press and many national magazines. She lives in New York City.
  • "By explaining the challenge and heartbreak of raising a son with Down syndrome -- while at the same time coaching a national championship team -- ANOTHER SEASON rises to the level of grand autobiography." (author of Forrest Gump).

  • "Gene Stallings writes about the trials and the joys of raising a 'special' child, and he does so with honesty, perception, and compassion. It is a warmhearted story of a family that faced tough odds -- and won."

  • "The words of Gene Stallings fill the reader's heart with the right kind of emotion....John Mark is the real champion here, one who can teach us all what life -- not just winning -- is all about." (Southern Living).

  • "Most people associate [Gene Stallings] with his fantastic accomplishments in football, but I think of him as a loving, caring person of exemplary character. His concerns and effective leadership in the Down syndrome area are fine examples for us all."

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Another Season
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $18.99 US/$22.99 CAN
  • Pages: 240
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316056526
  • On Sale Date: 10/07/2009
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