Wooden A Coach S Life

Author: Seth Davis
Editor: Times Books
ISBN: 0805099417
Size: 12,90 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writers No college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s capped by a run of ten NCAA championships in twelve seasons and an eighty-eight-game winning streak, records that stand to this day. Wooden also became a renowned motivational speaker and writer, revered for his "Pyramid of Success." Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports has written the definitive biography of Wooden, an unflinching portrait that draws on archival research and more than two hundred interviews with players, opponents, coaches, and even Wooden himself. Davis shows how hard Wooden strove for success, from his All-American playing days at Purdue through his early years as a high school and college coach to the glory days at UCLA, only to discover that reaching new heights brought new burdens and frustrations. Davis also reveals how at the pinnacle of his career Wooden found himself on questionable ground with alumni, referees, assistants, and even some of his players. His was a life not only of lessons taught, but also of lessons learned. Woven into the story as well are the players who powered Wooden's championship teams – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Walt Hazzard, and others – many of whom speak frankly about their coach. The portrait that emerges from Davis's remarkable biography is of a man in full, whose life story still resonates today.

Getting To Us

Author: Seth Davis
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0735222738
Size: 10,33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent “us”? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports journalism, has been thinking about that question for twenty-five years. It’s one of the things that drove him to write the definitive biography of college basketball’s greatest coach, John Wooden, Wooden: A Coach’s Life. But John Wooden coached a long time ago. The world has changed, and coaching has too, tremendously. Seth Davis decided to embark on a proper investigation to get to the root of the matter. In Getting to Us, Davis probes and prods the best of the best from the landscape of active coaches of football and basketball, college and pro—from Urban Meyer, Dabo Swinney, and Jim Harbaugh to Mike Krzyzewski, Tom Izzo, Jim Boeheim, Brad Stevens, Geno Auriemma, and Doc Rivers—to get at the fundamental ingredients of greatness in the coaching sphere. There’s no single right way, of course—part of the great value of this book is Davis’s distillation of what he has learned about different types of greatness in coaching, and what sort of leadership thrives in one kind of environment but not in others. Some coaches have thrived at the college level but not in the pros. Why? What’s the difference? Some coaches are stern taskmasters, others are warm and cuddly; some are brilliant strategists but less emotionally involved with their players, and with others it’s vice versa. In Getting to Us, we come to feel a deep connection with the most successful and iconic coaches in all of sports—big winners and big characters, whose stories offer much of enduring interest and value.

Wooden A Legacy In Words And Images Ebook

Author: John Wooden
Editor: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071796231
Size: 16,39 MB
Format: PDF
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The timeless wisdom of an American legend "There has never been a finer man in American sports than John Wooden, or a finer coach." —Sports Illustrated 2 eBooks in 1! One of the greatest coaches in sports history, John Wooden is as treasured for his personal philosophy as he is for his remarkable achievements on the basketball court. This exclusive two-eBook set showcases the legendary coach’s distinctive views on leadership, values, family, and the true meaning of success. Containing personal reminiscences from sports luminaries and many never-before-seen photos, Wooden: A Legacy in Words and Images celebrates a man who achieved so much and helped so many by living a life founded on simple truths. This two-eBook set includes: Wooden In this national bestseller, John Wooden shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher. These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic. The Wisdom of Wooden John Wooden wrote his final book in the last months before his death. Filled with his most treasured memories and more than 100 photographs, many never before published, The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century On and Off the Court, captures a life spent serving others. Ultimately it was the life he lived that served as a model for his greatest lesson of all: a deep commitment to family, friends, and faith—the bedrock values of the man we all called, “Coach.” “The Wisdom of Wooden has given me the life that I have . . . Thanks, Coach, for your faith and patience.” —Bill Walton “The Wisdom of Wooden is a lifetime of Coach Wooden’s ideas on how to live life without sacrificing your moral principles. His life is a prime example of how this can be done—one that we can all learn from.” —Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Coach Wooden S Leadership Game Plan For Success 12 Lessons For Extraordinary Performance And Personal Excellence

Author: John Wooden
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071626905
Size: 13,32 MB
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“Each member of your team has the potential for personal greatness; the leader’s job is to help them achieve it.” —JOHN WOODEN Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success presents a unique opportunity to study under the man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach of the 20th century.” Practicing character-based leadership before the term was invented, John Wooden consistently led his legendary teams to victory and has since taught countless business leaders his fundamentals for achieving and sustaining success. Now, using this hands-on book based on the acclaimed John Wooden Leadership Course©, you can “interact” with Coach to learn and apply his philosophy of world-class leadership. This unique tutorial introduces you to his core fundamentals of success as a leader and reinforces them with examples, exercises, quizzes, and quotations. You’ll learn how to Create a relationship of respect and camaraderie with those you lead Remain alert to opportunity, threats, trends, and changes Act with confi dence—but never arrogance Practice moderation and balance in all that you do Be a model of poise, grace, and reason—especially under pressure Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success drives home Mr. Wooden’s trademark 12 Lessons in Leadership and his famous Pyramid of Success. When you base your leadership style and substance on Coach’s straightforward attitudes, values, and principles, you’ll lead your team and business to success the Wooden way.

Camp With Coach Wooden

Author: Greg Hayes
Editor: Wooden Book
ISBN: 9780996931502
Size: 15,44 MB
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Legendary coach John Wooden is best known for his basketball success with the UCLA Bruins. Named the Greatest Coach of the 20th Century, his inspiring teachings earned him the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Yet long after Wooden retired from coaching, he continued to make a tremendous impact on both youth and adults - at summer camp. In Camp With Coach Wooden, author Greg Hayes recalls the gentle power of watching a legend at work. Hayes witnessed the beloved coach mentor, mold, teach, and inspire young players and coaches of all ages, leaving a legacy that seeped into the future of all those he encountered. Filled with timeless basketball and life wisdom from Coach Wooden himself, this recollection of those summer days reveals a strong and steady leader, as well as a humble hero who did not disappoint.

The Essential Wooden A Lifetime Of Lessons On Leaders And Leadership

Author: John Wooden
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071631556
Size: 20,32 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Essential Wooden--more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbook The Essential Wooden is the ultimate collection of Wooden’s opinions and observations on achieving exceptional leadership in any organization, with 200 invaluable lessons for inspiring championship performance. Coach Wooden offers his hard-won wisdom on building an organization that performs at its full potential under pressure, from preparing and training the team to instilling personal drive and dedication. He takes his famous Pyramid of Success to the next level, filling the entire book with his straight-shooting personality and keen insight on human nature. Wooden shares rarely seen preseason letters to his players, revealing how he instilled productive attitudes and winning ways. He also includes previously unpublished analyses from former players and managers, including Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. From Wooden’s earliest days as a leader through his legendary UCLA dynasty, The Essential Wooden distills a lifetime of learning into the leadership playbook for the twenty-first century.

A Coach S Life

Author: Dan Kellams
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781936236787
Size: 14,73 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Playing a sport for Coach Les Hipple meant a life of rigor, clean living, modest behavior, and self-denial; even so, many boys were eager to meet these demands for the right to play on one of Hipple’s teams. In A Coach’s Life, author Dan Kellams narrates the story of one of the greatest high school coaches in Iowa’s history, an extraordinary man who lived according to the principles he taught, even when it meant losing a game or a championship—or the job he loved. Kellams, a former Hipple athlete, offers a vivid portrait of a coach who imposed stern discipline on hundreds of boys and, in the process, transformed them into champions. A Coach’s Life recalls Hipple’s eighty-six full years, focusing on his long career at Marion High School in Iowa, where he led his Indians to championships in football, basketball, track, and cross-country, giving the town its most glorious years in sports. Many young men learned unforgettable life lessons they later passed on to others around the world. Meticulously researched, this biography is set against the backdrop of small-town America during the 1940s and 1950s. Its poignant stories include those of a superb athlete who died on the verge of greatness, a school controversy that turned brother against brother, and a changing society that trapped a great coach in the vise of his own principles. “Part Hoosiers and part Our Town ... Tough and to the point.” —Phil Grose, author of South Carolina on the Brink

The Greatest Coach Ever The Heart Of A Coach Series

Author: Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Editor: Revell
ISBN: 144122498X
Size: 12,64 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Coach John Wooden's teams won 10 NCAA mens basketball championships at UCLA and Sporting News magazine named him the greatest coach of all time. Yet decades after he retired and now after his passing, his wisdom, capsulated so clearly in his famous Pyramid of Success, continues to guide new generations of athletes, coaches, and people of all walks of life. In The Greatest Coach Ever, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes features forty tributes from athletes, coaches, and other influential leaders like Bobby Bowden, Tom Osborne, Sue Semrau, Tony Dungy, Mike Singletary, Tamika Catchings, Joe Girardi, Jim Tressel, and David Robinson, paying honor to Coach Wooden and reflecting on how his example has challenged and changed them. Their stories can challenge and change your life, too. Coach Wooden appreciated the tributes and the honor of being called the greatest coach ever, but felt uncomfortable with the title. He was eager to see that this book points to the one whom he calls the greatest coach ever. "I am happy being remembered as a man of integrity. I like that"--John Wooden, May 21 2010

Coach Wooden

Author: Pat Williams
Editor: Revell
ISBN: 9781441214928
Size: 19,79 MB
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When Coach John Wooden graduated from eighth grade his father gave him a handwritten card and said, "Son, try to live up to this." On the card, his father had written seven simple yet profound life principles: Be true to yourself Help others Make friendship a fine art Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible Make each day your masterpiece Build a shelter against a rainy day by the life you live Give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day These principles were the key to Coach Wooden's greatness--and his goodness. Through powerful stories and pithy advice, this book shares the wisdom that made Wooden happy and successful. This inspirational and conversational book will encourage, challenge, and motivate readers to build these principles into their own lives.

Game Time

Author: Kyle Burkholder
ISBN: 9781695617599
Size: 14,77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life." John WoodenThe words of legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden are as true today as when he first spoke them. Modern coaches have difficult jobs and dual roles. They are not only expected to get results on the scoreboard, but they must simultaneously recognize the outsized role they have in shaping the lives of those they lead. And they must do all of this while navigating a complex and changing landscape.GAME TIME provides a light along that leadership journey. Each devotional entry features wisdom from some of history's greatest coaches and leaders, inspirational words to encourage the reader, and the timeless truth of the Bible to spur reflection, prayer, and growth. Every leader has the opportunity to change a game. The greatest leader's use the game to change lives.