Most consider John Wooden the greatest coach of all time in any sport. His ability to stay focused on what mattered allowed his UCLA teams to achieve ten NCAA Men’s Basketball championships. Just as a comparison, the next 3 most successful coaches in NCAA history only total 11 championships together. Here is a list of few things you need to know about John Wooden and why he is considered the greatest coach of all time:
ü First person to be in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and coach.
ü Coached UCLA to ten NCAA national championships in a 12 year period.
ü Every February 29th is John Wooden Day at UCLA
ü Despite his success in basketball, he confided with many people that baseball was possibly his favorite sport
ü Coach Wooden published a children's book Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success
Coach John Wooden was an example to all on what you can accomplish by staying focused on the things that matter most. Just ask some of the best college players of all time that were fortunate enough to play for him. Thanks for being a great role model Coach Wooden.