They Call Me Coach

They Call Me Coach

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by John Wooden
     
 

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"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. " — Chicago Tribune "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

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"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. " — Chicago Tribune "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. " — Jim Murray,Los Angeles Times This bestselling,critically acclaimed autobiography of UCLA's legendary coach John Wooden is now expanded,revised and updated. Coach Wooden,for the first time ever,reveals his all-time favorite players,teams,and coaches and tells why television broadcasting is corrupting college athletics. He reflects on his 52-year marriage to Nellie Wooden,his record-breaking coaching career,and how his top players have gone on to shape and change the NBA. In a special question-and-answer section,Coach finally answers the most-asked questions about his life,career,players,and teams. Never-before-seen photos round out this very personal story of life,death,and the courage it takes to endure. Jack Tobin has been writing for more than fifty years. He currently contributes to Sports Illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849930324
Publisher:
Little Words
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Pages:
242

Meet the Author

John Wooden (1910-2010), guided the UCLA Bruins to ten NCAA basketball championships over a 12-year period, including four perfect seasons and an 88-game winning streak. He was named ESPN’s “Greatest Coach of the 20th Century” and voted “#1 Coach of All Time” by The Sporting News. Sports Illustrated said it best when they said: “There’s never been a finer man in American sports than John Wooden, or a finer coach.” In 2003 John Wooden was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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They Call Me Coach 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Coach John Wooden (the famous UCLA Basketball Coach)goes through his past coaching days and childhood. Coach Wooden recalls his past and present to give us a better idea of his personality. He also reveals his methods, tactics, and game/motivativing strategies to the public. This bautifully written book show why the Coach has all the calls.