This will be the ONLY time you will see me dedicate a blog post to someone involved in sports! John Wooden was a legend, and died today at the age of 99 years old... As a die hard UCLA fan I have always heard so many great stories about coach Wooden... I'll list a lot of his incredible records below! More importantly, the impact he had on so many people's lives away from basketball is what's most important! He was truly a great man! His pyramid of success is something every man/woman should live by! While I'm no where even close to the man John Wooden was, I have always tried to live by many of his principles outlined in the famous pyramid... If I ever have kids, the pyramid of success will be framed and put in their rooms! I'm saddened by the loss of coach Wooden, even though I know without a doubt he lived his life to the very fullest!
*Coached for 29 years (27 with UCLA) without a losing season
*Won 10 National Titles (12 final fours)
*88 straight game winning streak
*Won 38 straight tournament games
*In a 12 year run while winning 10 national titles, UCLA went 339-22, with 4 undefeated seasons
*He was a 3 time All American at Purdue and led the Boilermakers to two Big Ten titles and the 1932 national championship
*He was the national college basketball player of the year in 1932
*He was a 3 time All-State high school player in Martinsville, Indiana, leading his team to a state title in 1927
*Also, he NEVER scouted another team! He believed that much in his own abilities...
Here are 4 quotes I try to live by everyday as a son, brother, friend, teacher, meteorologist, storm chaser...