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John Wooden
John Wooden on UCLA sideline with game program
Title Head coach
Sport Basketball
Born October 14, 1910 (1910-10-14) (age 96)
Place of birth Flag of United States Hall, Indiana, United States
Career Highlights
Overall 885-203 (.812)
Championships
1932 National Championship
1964 NCAA National Championship
1965 NCAA National Championship
1967 NCAA National Championship
1968 NCAA National Championship
1969 NCAA National Championship
1970 NCAA National Championship
1971 NCAA National Championship
1972 NCAA National Championship
1973 NCAA National Championship
1975 NCAA National Championship
Awards
2006 founding class, College Basketball Hall of Fame
1972 National Basketball Hall of Fame as a Coach
6 time NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year
1930 Basketball All-American
1931 Basketball All-American
1932 Basketball All-American
1932 College Basketball Player of the Year
1960 National Basketball Hall of Fame as a Player
1964 Henry Iba Award Coach of the Year
School as a player
1929-32 Purdue University
Position Guard
Coaching positions
1946-48
1948-75
Indiana State University
UCLA
Basketball Hall of Fame, 1961

John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana) is a retired American basketball coach. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since been so honored. He is widely regarded as the greatest college coach in history and his 10 NCAA National Championships while at UCLA are unmatched. Image File history File links Wooden_program. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is a museum proposed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to be located at the Sprint Center which is scheduled to open in 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... The Henry Iba Award was established in 1959 to recognize the best college basketball coach of the year by the United States Basketball Writers Association. ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Lenny Wilkens with the Portland Trail Blazers Leonard Randolph Wilkens (born October 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a former National Basketball Association player, as well as the NBAs career leader in coaching wins and losses. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the...

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High school and college

As a high school student, Wooden played in Indiana where he led the Martinsville High School team to the state championship finals for three consecutive years, winning the tournament in 1927. He was a three time All-State selection. After graduating in 1928 he entered Purdue University, where he was a three-time All-American guard and a member of Purdue's 1932 national championship team.[1] John Wooden was named All-Big Ten and All-Midwestern (1930-32) while at Purdue University. He was also selected for membership in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Wooden was nicknamed "The Indiana Rubber Man" for his suicidal dives on the hardcourt. He graduated from Purdue in 1932 with a degree in English, and later earned his Master's Degree at Indiana State Teacher's College (now Indiana State University) where he spent 1946-48 as athletic director and basketball coach. This article is about the U.S. State. ... Martinsville is a city in Morgan County, Indiana, United States. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Beta Theta Pi (ΒΘΠ) is a college social fraternity founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA, where it is part of the Miami Triad. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ...


After college, Wooden spent several years playing professionally with the Indianapolis Kautskys (later the Indianapolis Jets), Whiting Ciesar All-Americans, and Hammond Ciesar All-Americans while teaching and coaching in the high school ranks. During one 46 game stretch he made 134 consecutive free throws. In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy where he gained the rank of lieutenant during World War II. The Indianapolis Jets were a National Basketball Association team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Whiting is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County Lake Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. ... Main article: Secondary education High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory education. ... Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Coaching career

High school

Wooden coached two years at Dayton High School in Kentucky. His first year at Dayton would be the only time he would have a losing record (6-11). After Dayton he returned to Indiana, teaching English and coaching basketball at South Bend Central High School until entering the Armed Forces. His high school coaching record was 218-42. Dayton is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, along a bend of the Ohio River. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Location in the state of Indiana Coordinates: County St. ...


Indiana State University

After the war, Wooden coached at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana from 1946 to 1948, succeeding his high school coach, Glenn Curtis, who became head coach of the professional Detroit Falcons. Wooden also coached baseball and served as athletic director. In 1947, Wooden's basketball team won the conference title and received an invitation to the NAIB National Tournament in Kansas City. Wooden refused the invitation citing the NAIB's policy banning African American players. A member on the Indiana State Sycamores' team was Clarence Walker, an African-American athlete from East Chicago, Indiana. In 1948 the NAIB changed this policy and Wooden guided his team to the NAIB final, losing to Louisville. That year, Walker became the first African-American to play in any post-season intercollegiate basketball tournament. John Wooden was inducted into the Indiana State University Athletic Hall of Fame on February 3, 1984. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Detroit Falcons were a professional basketball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... East Chicago is a city in Lake County, Indiana, opposite Chicago, Illinois. ... The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ...


UCLA

During his tenure with the Bruins, Wooden became known as the “Wizard of Westwood” and gained lasting fame with UCLA by winning 665 games in 27 seasons and 10 NCAA titles during his last 12 seasons, including 7 in a row from 1967 to 1973. His UCLA teams also had a record winning streak of 88 games, four perfect 30-0 seasons, and won 38 straight games in NCAA Tournaments. In 1967 he was named the the Henry Iba Award USBWA College Basketball Coach of the Year. In 1972, he received Sports Illustrated magazine's Sportsman of the Year award. Wooden coached his final game in Pauley Pavilion March 1st, 1975 in a 93-59 victory over Stanford. Four weeks later he would surprisingly announce his retirement following a 75-74 NCAA semi-final victory, over Louisville, and before his 10th national championship game victory, over Kentucky. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University (or simply Stanford), is a private university located approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco and approximately 20 miles northwest of San José in Stanford, California. ... The Louisville Cardinals (also known as the Cards) are the athletic teams representing the University of Louisville. ... The Kentucky cheerleaders at Rupp Arena during a basketball game The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ...


UCLA had actually been Wooden's second choice for a coaching position in 1948. He had also been pursued for the head coaching position at the University of Minnesota, and it was his and wife Nell's (whom he was married to for 53 years until her death in 1985) desire to remain in the Midwest. But inclement weather in Minnesota prevented Wooden from receiving the scheduled phone offer from the Golden Gophers. Thinking they had lost interest, Wooden accepted the head coaching job with the Bruins instead. Officials from the University of Minnesota contacted Wooden right after he accepted the position at UCLA but declined their offer because he had given his word to the Bruins. Washington Avenue Bridge at night The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, almost always abbreviated U of M, and sometimes referred to as The U by locals, is the oldest and largest part of the University of Minnesota system. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Wooden Championships

Year Record Final Opponent Final Score Notes
1964 30-0 Duke 98-83 John Wooden gets his first national title in his seventeenth season at UCLA. Walt Hazzard stars for UCLA as the Bruins easily defeat Duke.
1965 28-2 Michigan 91-80 UCLA becomes one of the few schools to win two in a row. All-American Gail Goodrich stars for the Bruins as they upend Michigan and Cazzie Russell.
1967 30-0 Dayton 79-64 The start of the Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) era. Unranked Dayton and Don May are no match for UCLA in title game.
1968 29-1 North Carolina 78-55 UCLA's 47 game winning streak came to an end in January when the Bruins were beaten by Houston in the Astrodome 71-69. In a rematch in the NCAA semi-finals, UCLA won 101-69. The UCLA Bruins become the only team to win consecutive NCAA championships twice.
1969 29-1 Purdue 92-72 UCLA becomes the only school to win three NCAA Basketball Championships in a row. Rick Mount of Purdue (Wooden's alma mater) is no match for Lew Alcindor as he takes a triple crown. Wooden becomes the first coach to win 5 NCAA championships.
1970 28-2 Jacksonville 80-69 Even with the graduation of Alcindor (Abdul-Jabbar), UCLA wins again; its fourth in a row. Sidney Wicks outshines Artis Gilmore in title game.
1971 29-1 Villanova 68-62 Five in a row. Villanova hangs tough in title game, but is later disqualified when it is learned that Howard Porter had signed a pro contract.
1972 30-0 Florida State 81-76 The start of the Bill Walton era. UCLA wins its sixth in a row. The Bruins have a rough time with Florida State and their great ball handler, Otto Petty.
1973 30-0 Memphis State 87-66 Seven in a row. Only team in history with back-to-back undefeated seasons. Bill Walton hits 21 of 22 field goal attempts and scores 44 points.
1975 28-3 Kentucky 92-85 Wooden ends his career with one final NCAA title. Coach Wooden announces his retirement during the post-game press conference of the semi-final game, and the UCLA players give him a going away present with a win over Kentucky.

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Legacy

John Wooden (center) with former Bruins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Bill Walton.

The John Wooden era at UCLA is unrivaled in terms of national championships (the next-closest school, Kentucky, won 7 championships over a 50-year period; the next-winningest coach, Adolph Rupp, won four; Bob Knight and Mike Krzyzewski have three titles each) and undefeated seasons (Wooden had four; no other coach has more than one). Image File history File links Wooden_players. ... Image File history File links Wooden_players. ... For the football player, see Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952, in La Mesa, California), is an American former basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... The Kentucky cheerleaders at Rupp Arena during a basketball game The Kentucky Wildcats are the mens and womens athletic teams representing the University of Kentucky (UK), a founding member of the Southeastern Conference. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Robert Montgomery (Bobby or Bob) Knight (born October 25, 1940, in Massillon, Ohio, USA), also known as The General, is the head mens basketball coach at Texas Tech University. ... Michael William Krzyzewski (; in American English transliteration shuh-shef-skee; born February 13, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois), often referred to as Coach K, is the head coach of the Duke University mens basketball team. ...


Honors

Since 1977, one of the four college basketball player of the year awards has been named the John R. Wooden Award. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ...


Two annual doubleheader men's basketball events called the "John R. Wooden Classic"[2] and "The Wooden Tradition"[3] are held in Wooden's honor. Doubleheader is the term used to describe two baseball games played between the same two teams on the same day. ...


In 2003, UCLA dedicated the basketball court in Pauley Pavilion in honor of John and Nell Wooden. Wooden also has the gym at Martinsville High School and the student recreation center at UCLA named in his honor. Named the "Nell & John Wooden Court," Wooden asked for the change from the original proposal of the "John & Nell Wooden Court," insisting that his wife's name should come first.[4] In January 2007, UCLA announced that it was in the planning stages of renovating Pauley Pavilion, with the goal of opening the renovated facility on Wooden's 100th birthday, October 14, 2010. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, informally and commonly known as Pauley Pavilion, is an indoor arena located on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. ...


December 18, 2005, Congressman Brad Sherman introduced a legislation that would rename a San Fernando Valley post office in honor of Wooden. The post office near Wooden's long-time home in Encino had already been named in 2002 for Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn. However, Coach Wooden's daughter, Nancy Muehlhausen, lives in nearby Reseda. On August 17, 2006, it was announced that President George W. Bush had signed the legislation[5] enacting Sherman's proposal into law. The post office at 7320 Reseda Boulevard was named the Coach John Wooden Post Office on October 14, 2006 - Wooden's 96th birthday. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bradley J. Brad Sherman (born October 24, 1954) is an American politician. ... Francis Dayle Chick Hearn (November 27, 1916 - August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster. ...


To this day, Wooden retains the title Head Men's Basketball Coach Emeritus at UCLA[6], and attends most home games. Emeritus (IPA pronunciation: or ) is an adjective that is used in the title of a retired professor, bishop or other professional. ...


On November 17, 2006, Wooden was recognized for his impact on college basketball as a member of the founding class of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. He was one of five, along with Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Dean Smith and Dr. James Naismith, selected to represent the inaugural class[7]. 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is a museum proposed by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to be located at the Sprint Center which is scheduled to open in 2007 in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938 in Charlotte, Tennessee), nicknamed The Big O, is a former American NBA player with the Cincinnati Royals and the Milwaukee Bucks. ... William Felton Bill Russell (born February 12, 1934) is a retired American professional basketball player who played center for the Boston Celtics of the NBA. A five-time winner of the NBA Most Valuable Player Award and a twelve-time All-Star, the 6 ft 9 in Russell was the... Dean Edwards Smith (born February 28, 1931) is a retired head coach of men’s college basketball. ... James Naismith James Naismith, M.D. (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the Canadian-American inventor of the sport of basketball and the first to introduce the use of a helmet in American football. ...


Following Wooden

Many would argue that subsequent UCLA coaches have been plagued by the success of Wooden. Wooden's heir at UCLA, Gene Bartow, went 28-5 in 1976 and lost in the national semi-finals, won 85.2% of his games (compared to Wooden's 80.8%) in two years, yet received death threats from unsatisfied UCLA fans. Wooden himself has often joked about being a victim of his own success, calling his successors on the phone and playfully identifying himself ominously as "we the alumni...". In his biography, Wooden recounts walking off the court after his last game coaching in 1975, having just won his tenth title, only to have a UCLA fan walk up and say, "Great win coach, this makes up for letting us down last year" (UCLA had lost in the semi-finals in 1974)[8] Gene Bartow (August 18, 1930 – ) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


Four coaches left UCLA in the nine years following Wooden, and none of the seven former UCLA coaches since Wooden have left the school on positive terms.


One former UCLA head coach, ESPN analyst Steve Lavin (fired from UCLA in 2003), has called this post-Wooden phenomenon a "pathology," and believes that every basketball coach will eventually be fired or forced out from UCLA. {{Infobox Network | network_name = ESPN| network_logo = | country =  United States| network_type = Cable Television Network| available = National| owner = The Walt Disney Company (80%) Hearst Corporation (20%)| key_people = George Bodenheimer, President, ESPN, Inc. ... Steve Lavin (born September 4, 1964 in San Francisco, California) was the head coach of the UCLA Bruins mens basketball team from 1996-2003. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pathology (from Greek pathos, feeling, pain, suffering; and logos, study of; see also -ology) is the study of the processes underlying disease and other forms of illness, harmful abnormality, or dysfunction. ...


UCLA Basketball went 20 years after Wooden's retirement before winning another national championship, finally hanging a banner again in 1995 under coach Jim Harrick. Harrick was terminated by UCLA for an NCAA violation 18 months later. Edwin W. Pauley Pavilion, informally and commonly known as Pauley Pavilion, is an indoor arena located on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, California. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


In 2006, Ben Howland led the team back to the national championship game for the first time since the 1995 title game. On April 3rd, John Wooden was admitted to a Los Angeles hospital for "non-life-threatening" reasons. He was released to go home on April 14th and his daughter was quoted as saying her father was "doing well". This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Seven Point Creed

John Wooden's Seven Point Creed, given to him by his father Joshua upon his graduation from grammar school: Grammar school can refer to various types of schools in different English-speaking countries. ...

  • Be true to yourself.
  • Make each day your masterpiece.
  • Help others.
  • Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
  • Make friendship a fine art.
  • Build a shelter against a rainy day.
  • Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.

Wooden also has authored a lecture and a book about the Pyramid of Success [9]. The Pyramid of Success consists of philosophical building blocks for winning at basketball and at life. He is also the author of several other books about basketball and life.


Quotes

  • "Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming."
  • "Be quick, but don't hurry."
  • "Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."
  • "A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, that’s teamwork."
  • "Sports don't build character, they reveal it."
  • "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail."
  • "Don't mistake activity for achievement."
  • "Goodness Gracious sakes alive."
  • "The worst things you can do for the ones you love are things they could and should do for themselves."
  • "You don't know our coach. He doesn't see color. He just sees ballplayers."
  • "Little things make big things happen."
  • "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."

References

  1. ^ National Champions were named by the Helms Athletic Foundation. The NCAA did not officially recognize a champion until 1939.)
  2. ^ John R. Wooden Classic.
  3. ^ The Wooden Tradition.
  4. ^ Courtly tribute to the Woodens
  5. ^ UCLABruins.com
  6. ^ UCLA Directory
  7. ^ http://nabc.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/111806aaa.html
  8. ^ Wooden, John. They Call Me Coach . McGraw-Hill, 2004. ISBN 0-07-142491-1
  9. ^ http://www.woodencourse.com/woodens_wisdom.html

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