Another Season

A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son


By Gene Stallings

By Sally Cook

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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.


On Sale
Oct 7, 2009
Page Count
240 pages
Back Bay Books

Gene Stallings

About the Author

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.

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