This book of 60 daily readings is the result of one-on-one conversations between basketball's legendary coach and teacher, John Wooden, and Jay Carty, former Laker and one-time Wooden assistant. Each of the two-page readings contains life wisdom from the Coach,...
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This book of 60 daily readings is the result of one-on-one conversations between basketball's legendary coach and teacher, John Wooden, and Jay Carty, former Laker and one-time Wooden assistant. Each of the two-page readings contains life wisdom from the Coach, application and reflection from Jay and a daily Scripture reading and prayer.
Coach Wooden is a legend all around the world, and he has influenced everyone who plays the game. His teachings, his championships and, most important, his integrity serve as a legacy to millions of basketball players and fans for generations to come. Thank you, Coach Wooden, for all you have done for this great game! Yao Ming Houston Rockets John Wooden is a legend who is also a gentleman. He has represented Christ well over the years. Other books have told us about his glory days at UCLA. Now we get to see more deeply into his Christian faith. Thank you, Coach, for completing your legacy. David Robinson San Antonio Spurs, 1994-95 NBA MVP 1987 College Player of the Year John Wooden dignified the game of basketball as a player, a coach and even more as a gracious and uncommonly wise human being. I consider it a privilege to have known him as a competitor and friend. Coach Dean Smith Legendary College Coach Coach never asked us about our religion. But it was impossible not to know that he had an intensely strong, unshakable faith in God and that he drew upon the Bible for many of the principles by which he lived. If you allow the insights and reflections in this book to have even a measure of the impact on your life that Coach had on mine, you will be on your way to becoming the best person you can be. Bill Walton Sports Commentator, Three-Time Bruin All-American Basketball Hall of Fame and 1978 NBA MVP.
John Wooden is one of two men to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice--as a player & as a coach. He was named "Coach of the Century" by ESPN, California "Father of the Year" in 1964, Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year" in 1973, & AYA Humanitarian of the Year in 1995. He lives in Encino, California.
JAY CARTY has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, coached basketball at his alma mater, Oregon State, and been a part of John Wooden's UCLA coaching staff. After hanging up his basketball shoes, Carty entered ministry. He has been a traveling preacher and the author of many books, including Playing with Fire, and the coauthor of Coach Wooden One-on-One and Darrell Waltrip One-on-One. Jay and his wife, Mary, live in California. C