2.Middle Name: Robert
3.Full name: John Robert Wooden
4.Married his wife Nellie In 1932
5.Wooden inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 1960
6.Wooden won his first national title against Duke in 1964
7.Wooden inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach in 1973, the first person to be inducted as both player and coach
8.In 1985, his wife Nellie died
Why John Wooden is Special
he was able to win 10 NCAA National Tournaments and create his own award for other coaches to win. John was able to set a new NCAA 88 win streak record. He had an amazing ability to coach others and teach them about the game of basketball. He was famous for his quotes such as: "Make each day your masterpiece." "Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. Be true to yourself, help others." "Make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day." All these things are all things that make John Wooden so special!
John Wooden's Affect on the world/others
Description of John Wooden (Adjectives)
-redefined way of playing
What events shaped or changed his life
Citation of Book
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.