John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood", he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row. Wooden was named a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (inducted in 1961) and as a coach (in 1973), the first person ever to be in both categories. He was a Democrat.
Wooden was born on October 14, 1910 in Hall, Indiana. He studied at Purdue University. Wooden was married to Nellie Riley from 1932 until her death in 1985. They had two children. Wooden died on June 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California from natural causes, aged 99 .
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- ↑ "Remembering John Wooden". USA Today. 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
- ↑ John Wooden at Notable Names Database.com
- ↑ "Wooden dies at age 99". ESPN Los Angeles. June 4, 2010. Retrieved June 4, 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Pyramid of Success (Printable PDF) Archived 2014-09-09 at the Wayback Machine
- The Coach Wooden Cup Archived 2012-03-22 at the Wayback Machine
- The Wooden Course – Designed to teach Wooden's life philosophy
- Bill Walton's tribute to Wooden Archived 2017-02-09 at the Wayback Machine
- N.Y. Times Obituary for John Wooden
- John Wooden at Find a Grave
- John Wooden's Best Players Archived 2010-06-10 at the Wayback Machine - slideshow by Life magazine
- Video: Coach John Wooden speaks about basketball, life and death Archived 2012-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
- Video: Vin Scully talks about how he met Coach John Wooden Archived 2014-03-26 at the Wayback Machine
- John Wooden on the difference between winning and success Archived 2011-09-04 at the Wayback Machine
- John Wooden's business partner and co-author, Steve Jamison speaks about the legendary UCLA coach on Hard Court Lessons Radio