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John Robert Wooden was an American basketball coach and player. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten National Collegiate Athletic Association national championships in a 12-year period as head coach for the UCLA Bruins, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four in a row in Division I college men's or women's basketball. Within this period, his teams won an NCAA men's basketball record 88 consecutive games. Wooden won the prestigious Henry Iba Award as national coach of the year a record seven times and won the AP award five times.

John Wooden
Wooden circa 1972
Biographical details
Born(1910-10-14)October 14, 1910
Hall, Indiana
DiedJune 4, 2010(2010-06-04) (aged 99)
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
Basketball
1929–1932Purdue
Position(s)Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Basketball
1933–1935Dayton HS
1935–1944South Bend Central HS
1946–1948Indiana State
1948–1975UCLA
Baseball
1948Indiana State
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1946–1948Indiana State
Head coaching record
Overall664–162 (college basketball)
7–7 (college baseball)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
As player:

As head coach:

Awards
Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1960 (as a player) 1973 (as a coach)
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006
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John Wooden's About

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From 1964 through 1975, legendary basketball coach who guided UCLA to ten national titles. He was named NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year six times and was inducted into the Basketball and College Basketball Halls of Fames.

John Wooden Family life

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He was married to Nellie Riley from 1932 until her death in 1985.

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John Wooden Before Fame

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During his time at Martinsville High School, he reached the state championship finals three times in a row. From 1929 through 1932, he played collegiate basketball for Purdue University.

John Wooden Trivia

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He was dubbed the Wizard of Westwood, for his constant ability to combine positive thinking with winning strategy.

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He was loved by many of the players he coached, one of those being Kareem Abdul-Jabbar , then known as Lew Alcindor.

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Facts About John Wooden

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● John Wooden was born on October 14, 1910 (age 99) in Hall, Indiana, United States
● He is a celebrity coach
● His popular books are They call me coach (1972), Wooden on Leadership: How to Cr... (2005), Coach Wooden's Leadersh... (2009), My Personal Best: Life... (2004) and The Pyramid of Success... (1995)
● In His career, John Wooden has achieved an Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year
● He died on June 4, 2010, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA



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