Gene Stallings

Head Coach of 1992 NCAA Football National Champions; Former NFL and NCAA Champion; Philanthropist and Speaker

Gene Stallings Biography

Gene Stallings was born March 2, 1935 and is a former American football player and coach in the United States. He played college football at Texas A&M University (19541956), where he was one of the "Junction Boys," and later served as the head coach at his alma mater from 1965 to 1971. Stallings was also the head coach of the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL (19861989) and at the University of Alabama (19901996). Stalling's 1992 Alabama team completed a 130 season with a win in the Sugar Bowl over Miami and was named the consensus national champion. Stallings is currently a member of the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2010.

In 1958, Stallings joined Bear Bryant's original staff at the University of Alabama as a defensive assistant. He was on hand for two of Alabama's national championship seasons, in 1961 and 1964.

Shortly after helping Alabama win the 1964 national title, Stallings was named the head coach of his alma mater, Texas A&M, at the age of 29. He coached the Aggies for seven seasons compiling a record of 27451. Under his tenure, the Aggies won the Southwest Conference in 1967.

In 1972, Stallings joined the staff of the Dallas Cowboys as Tom Landry's secondary coach. He remained with the Cowboys for 14 seasons, and helped them win Super Bowl XII.

In 1986, Stallings was named the head coach of the St. Louis Cardinals. In parts of four seasons, Stallings compiled a 23341 record with the Cardinals and was the head coach during the franchise's move to Arizona. He came closest to a winning season during the Cardinals' first two years in Arizona, in 1988 and 1989.

Stallings returned to Alabama as head coach in 1990. His first team finished with a 75 record, including a 347 loss to Louisville in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl. Following Harold Drew, Stallings became only the second Alabama head coach since the renewal of the Iron Bowl in 1948 to defeat Auburn in his first attempt; Dennis Franchione became the third in 2001. Stalling's 1991 squad finished the season with an 111 record, including a 3025 victory over the Colorado in the 1991 Blockbuster Bowl.

In 1992, Stalling's experienced defensive unit led the team to an undefeated regular season and a berth in the first SEC Championship Game where Alabama defeated Florida, 2821, giving Alabama its 20th SEC title. Following a 3413 victory over the heavily favored Miami in the 1993 Sugar Bowl to cap a perfect 13-0 season, Stallings' 1992 team won the first Bowl Coalition national championship.

In 1993, Stallings' squad won a second straight SEC West Division title, compiling a 931 record. However, the Tide lost to Florida in the SEC Championship Game. In 1994, Stallings' team finished the regular season with a record of 110, an 80 record in the SEC, and captured its third straight SEC West Division title. However, they lost the SEC title game for the second year in a row to Florida. Alabama finished the 1994 season with a 121 record, including a 2417 victory over Ohio State in the Citrus Bowl.

After an investigation that ran from late 1993 to August 1995, the NCAA found Alabama guilty of four major rules violations during the 1993 season. Among other consequences, the Crimson Tide were barred from postseason competition, including the SEC Championship Game and bowl games, during the 1995 season.

Stalling's 1994 team proved to be tremendously successful, as Alabama finished the regular season undefeated before losing to Florida in the SEC Championship Game. The team concluded the season by defeating Ohio State in the Citrus Bowl to finish the season 12-1. Alabama went 83 in 1995, the only season between 1992 and 1996 that Stallings didn't lead the Crimson Tide to the SEC Championship Game. In 1996, Stallings' team won ten games and earned a berth in the SEC Championship Game, where they lost to again to Florida, which eventually won the national title that season. Stallings announced on November 23, 1996 that he would resign at the end of the season. He completed his tenure at Alabama with a 1714 win over Michigan in the 1997 Outback Bowl on January 1, 1997. Stallings compiled an official record at Alabama of 6225 (70161 if the 1993 forfeits are disregarded).

Stallings co-wrote the book "Another Season: A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son" with AP journalist Sally Cook, which described his love for his son, John Mark Stallings, who was born with Down syndrome. John Mark, also known as "Johnny," was a dedicated follower of his father's career, a longtime Crimson Tide fan, and a tour guide in the Crimson Tide facilities. John Mark died on August 2, 2008 due to a congenital heart condition. Two facilities at the University of Alabama were named for the younger Stallings, the Stallings Center that serves as home to the RISE Center for young children with disabilities, in 1994, and the equipment room in the University of Alabama football building in 2005. Most recently, Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL named its new football and soccer field after John Mark Stallings on October 8, 2010.

Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Gene Stallings and other top speakers and celebrities.

Gene Stallings Videos

Gene Stallings: A Legendary Football Coach - YouTube
Gene Stallings' Legacy at Rise School on Vimeo

How to book Gene Stallings?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Gene Stallings for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Gene Stallings, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Gene Stallings or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Gene Stallings?

Booking fees for Gene Stallings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Gene Stallings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Gene Stallings?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Gene Stallings for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Gene Stallings for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Gene Stallings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Gene Stallings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Gene Stallings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Gene Stallings for your event is $5,000 - $20,000. Gene Stallings generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Gene Stallings for an upcoming event.

Gene Stallings Videos

Gene Stallings: A Legendary Football Coach - YouTube
Gene Stallings' Legacy at Rise School on Vimeo

Gene Stallings News

  • Gene Stallings in Rocket City for Rainbow Omega Fundraiser

    The Former Alabama Football Coach said, "The Rainbow Omega people came to my office about 14 years ago with just, they just said we've got a dream. And they've done you just can't believe how much they've done for the community of the retarded adult."

  • Gene Stallings to Speak at Annual Banquet

    Hall of Fame coach Gene Stallings will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Lamar University Football Banquet. The event will take place Sunday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m. in the Montagne Center. The banquet will serve as the Golden Triangle's first opportunity to meet the 2016 LU players and coaches.

  • Gene Stallings sounds off on Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin during radio interview

    Gene Stallings, arguably the school's most influential alum, gave a radio interview in Birmingham Thursday and had several less-than-complimentary things to say about Sumlin and his program.


We are happy to assist you with your interest in booking a speaker or celebrity for your event, your organization, and the type of talent you would like to secure, and an agent will be in touch shortly.

Fill out the form below to or call us at 1-800-698-2536 if need immediate assistance.

Tell us about your event!

We respond to most inquiries within 4 hours. Under special circumstances, it may take up to 24 hours.

Speakers Similar to Gene Stallings

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.