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Another Season
By Gene Stallings

Another Season

A Coach's Story of Raising an Exceptional Son

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Another Season by Gene Stallings

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As coach of the University of Alabama's powerhouse Crimson Tide football team, Gene Stallings encountered plenty of tough situations on the field. But in 1962, as a young protege and assistant under Alabama's legendary coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, Stallings was handed one of the greatest challenges of his life: his newborn son, John Mark, was diagnosed with Down syndrome - a genetic condition that causes mental retardation - and a serious heart defect. Doctors said he probably wouldn't live to see his first birthday. At a time when many families were ashamed of having children who were "different, " doctors and friends urged the Stallingses to institutionalize Johnny so he would not be a burden. But for Gene Stallings, putting Johnny in an institution was just not an option: Johnny would always be part of the family, no matter what. And despite the doctors' predictions, Johnny - now thirty-five - leads a full life with his family and friends. Wherever Stallings coached - at Texas A&M, with the Dallas Cowboys, or with the St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals - Johnny was an integral part of the team, whether chatting with the linebackers in the locker room or cheering them on from the sidelines. When Stallings took over as head coach for Alabama, the Crimson Tide took Johnny to heart, and he has become a familiar figure to the legions of Alabama fans. As a coach, Stallings always lived for the next game, the next season, and the season after that. But Johnny's precarious health has taught Stallings to appreciate every day they have together, and to reach out to other families with disabled children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780316811965
ISBN-10: 0316811963
Format: Hardback
(238mm x 157mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 11-Aug-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Gene Stallings

Another Season by Gene Stallings Another Season, Paperback (December 2009)

A new paperback edition of the widely praised New York Times bestseller about the joys and challenges of raising a child with Down syndrome.

What It Means to Be Crimson Tide by Gene Stallings What It Means to Be Crimson Tide, Hardback (September 2005)

Former football coach Gene Stallings brings together many of the greatest players ever to play Alabama football to share their memories.

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