Coach Gene Stallings “Doing Really Well” After Suffering Third Stroke
Former Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Gene Stallings is recovering after having a third stroke several weeks ago.
Stallings' wife, Ruth, told the Tuscaloosa Thread Wednesday morning the stroke occurred three weeks ago and that the former coach, who is 87, is recovering at home.
"He had no after effects and no paralysis," she said. "He's doing really well."
Stallings' first stroke came in May 2017 and a second followed months later in August of the same year.
Both of those cardiac events were also considered minor.
Although most of his coaching career was spent at Texas A&M, Stallings' alma mater, he led the Tide from 1990 until 1996.
The Tide thrived during his time in Tuscaloosa, and in 1992, he led the team to its first National Championship since Paul "Bear" Bryant's final title in 1979, cementing Stallings' status as a legendary Bama coach and one of five now enshrined in statue in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.