Gene Stallings, legendary University of Alabama football coach, exemplary father, and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Another Season, A Coach’s Story of Raising an Exceptional Child was the keynote speaker at The Joseph Sams School’s Annual Fund Campaign Kick-off Dinner held on Thursday, March 12th at Glendalough Manor (www.glendaloughmanor.com) in Tyrone. This event raised over $155,000 for the school’s annual fund, which provides scholarship funding and specialized services to The Joseph Sams School’s students.
Guests included the school’s annual campaign donors as well as 30+ community members who had never attended a Sams School event. The event was by far the most successful Kick-off Dinner in the school’s history, and the school’s leadership believes that Coach Stallings presence and inspirational message contributed to the event’s success. A phenomenal speaker, Coach Stallings discussed the life of his late son, Johnny, and all of the unique trials and triumphs of raising a child with special needs.
Gene Stallings coached football for The University of Alabama, Texas A&M University, the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals, and the Dallas Cowboys. He was the head football coach at the University of Alabama from 1990-1996. During this time, the University of Alabama had 70 wins, 15 losses and one tie. Gene led the team to the National Championship in 1992 with a 13-0 season.
Sponsors of this event included an anonymous donor, The Hampton Inn, and Glendalough Manor.
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