Friday, June 4, 2010

John Wooden...

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...

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming."

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful."

“Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but what you should have accomplished with your ability."

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