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Former Eagles coach Stallings to be inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Stallings will be inducted in the Legends class of 2023

After a 39 year coaching career, Jack Stallings will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

The induction will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the historic Macon City Auditorium in Macon.

Stallings is a prolific college baseball coach with a career that spanned 39 years. He began his career as assistant coach at his alma mater of Wake Forest. He became the Demon Deacons head coach in 1960.

After nine seasons, he became the head coach at Florida State. In 1970, he led the Seminoles to the College World Series, where they finished as runners-up.

Stallings became the head coach at Georgia Southern in 1976. He remained here for the rest of his coaching career, guiding the Eagles to three SoCon championships, five NCAA postseason appearances and one College World Series appearance in 1990.

He was also the U.S. national baseball team coach in the '70s and '80s. Stallings passed away on June 19, 2018.

The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Legends is a recent creation of the Hall of Fame Authority, whose purpose is to induct individuals who deserve Hall of Fame recognition but did not receive induction during their lifetime.

For the full class of 2023 Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, click here.