Siran Bio

 

siran6Siran Stacy was born in the small town of Geneva, AL on August 6, 1968. His parents, Ellis and Marie Stacy, raised him and from a young age his dream was to play football at the University of Alabama under legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. After graduating Geneva High School, Stacy enrolled at Coffeyville Junior College in Coffeyville, Kansas, where he prospered as a student athlete playing football. Stacy blossomed under the guidance of head coach Dick Foster, and achieved numerous honors on his way to becoming one of the top running back prospects in the country. This lead to a scholarship offer to play football at the University of Alabama, which allowed him to move back to his home state and at the same time achieve a childhood dream.  In his first game playing division I football against Memphis State, he set a record with four touchdowns, while gaining 165 rushing yards in only 14 carries, with his first two carries being touchdowns. Stacy ended the 1989 season with 18 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards; setting numerous Alabama records. Stacy started the 1990 season under the direction of Alabama great Gene Stallings. The season started with many pre-season honors and he was said to be a Heisman front runner. Tragically, Stacy suffered a season ending knee injury during the season opener. He received a medical red-shirt for the 1990 season and returned to his former glory in 1991 to achieve all SEC honors as well as being named a 2nd team All-American. He participated in post season bowls such as The Japan Bowl in Tokyo, as well as the Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL.

siran-1Stacy was drafted in the second round of the NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played in Philadelphia for one season, and in 1995, he returned to football to play for the Scottish Claymores in the World Football League, renamed NFL Europe. Stacy lived in Scotland during that time and became close to the Scottish people. He ended up playing in different cities all over Europe such as Barcelona, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and numerous other cities in the UK. Stacy earned league MVP honors in 1997, while leading the Scottish Claymores to a World Bowl Championship. In 2000 he retired from football to join corporate America. He was offered a job by Billy Taylor and Heath Quick of Home Town Lenders, and ended up at Countrywide Home Loans, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and eventually Coastal Community Bank located in Panama City, FL.

In addition to his corporate banking jobs, Stacy also worked with Bill Glass Prison Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and spoke to many small churches and congregations. In November of 2007, Stacy’s life changed forever when his family’s van was struck by a drunk driver one mile from their home. Stacy, his wife Ellen (36), his son Bronson (10), his daughters Lequisa (18), Sydney (9), Shelly (4), and Ellie Ann-Marie (2), were all in the vehicle that night. Tragically, only Stacy and Shelly survived that night. In 2008, Stacy was asked to give his testimony to a small church in Gulf Shores, AL, and from there Stacy started his own ministry. He speaks to a variety of groups including churches, high schools, corporate groups, military branches, prisons, and many more. Stacy’s message is centered upon the resurrection power and redeeming blood of Jesus Christ, and aimed towards making an impact on the broken hearted, the suffering teenager, and he has a passion for men and their role as leaders and mentors in the family..

Thank you so much for reminding us of those things that are important in life and how we can help make a difference in our community. Your talking points were inspirational, motivating, and encouraging to do the right thing and never give up!
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