During his 31 years coaching at Woodward, Mr. Stallings led the wrestling team to three state championships, the boys’ golf team to three state championships, and coached football for all 31 years, including 10 as head coach. The football team won two state championships, in 1970 and 1980, and five regional titles, during his tenure as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. A member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Mr. Stallings also was inducted into the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2004. Mr. Stallings’ wife, Annette, spent more than 25 years as a Woodward staff member. The Stallings sent all five of their children to Woodward, including John Jr. ’75, Mandy ’76, Cyndy ’79, Clint ’82, and Angie ’86.
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