Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is known for his record-breaking run of NCAA championships and for working with some of the best players in the sport. His principles for success have been used by not only coaches and athletes,...
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Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is known for his record-breaking run of NCAA championships and for working with some of the best players in the sport. His principles for success have been used by not only coaches and athletes, but also business leaders, entrepreneurs, and others. But his reach stretches even farther than most people know--into the hearts and lives of the people who learned the game of basketball on one of Coach Wooden's forgotten teams.
For nearly twenty years, John Wooden ran scores of summer youth basketball camps in California and other states, imparting wisdom and teaching skills to thousands of boys and girls between the ages of eight and fifteen. Most would not grow up to play professional or even college ball, but all of them found their lives changed by their interaction with the greatest coach who ever lived. In those camps, Coach Wooden also impacted hundreds of camp counselors and assistant coaches. This one-of-a-kind new book shares their inspiring stories and six fundamental lessons for a life of success and an unforgettable impact on others.
Free-lance writer Jim Denney has written and edited more than 60 books with a number of different authors, including Super Bowl champion Reggie White, Star Trek actress Grace Lee Whitney, supermodel Kim Alexis, and Orlando Magic executive Pat Williams including Answers to Satisfy the Soul and The Timebenders (a children's science-fantasy series), which includes Battle Before Time and Lost in Cydonia. He is married with two teenage children and lives in California.
PAT WILLIAMS lives in Winter Park, Florida and is senior vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has forty years of professional sports experience, has written 22 books, including Secrets for the Mountain and Unsinkable, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, 14 of whom have been adopted from four foreign countries.