The classic autobiography of UCLA basketball's legendary coach
"They Call Me Coach is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone."
For 27 years, John Wooden led the UCLA basketball team to unsurpassed victories and records. His dedication and inspiration made him America's "winningest" coach. In this classic bestselling autobiography--updated with a new foreword by Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton--the college basketball legend reflects on his record-breaking career, his life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA. From the everyday basics to important life lessons ("It's not how tall you are, but how tall you play"), Wooden shares his worldly wisdom on and off the court to offer a personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his teams unbeatable.
"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball. This book captures the full flavor of the man, the philosophies that work in life, and the philosophies that work on the court. I commend it to people who want to succeed at either--or both."
--Los Angeles Times
I can't say enough about this amazing book that reveals the inside heart of history's greatest coach (both on and of the court). Read morePublished 1 month ago by K.T. Klassen
Got this for my nephew graduating from college. He's going to be a basketball coach.Published 1 month ago by m simms
Incredible man, with an incredible story to tell. The greatest coach and leader ever to live, tells his story of building men and the greatest sports dynasty ever without... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brian T. Whitlow
I read a lot of coaching books. This wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but it is still worth reading.Published 3 months ago by David Pitcher