Success Is in the Details: And Other Life Lessons from Coach Wooden's Playbook

Success Is in the Details: And Other Life Lessons from Coach Wooden's Playbook


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, June 20


For nearly 20 years, John Wooden ran scores of summer youth basketball camps, 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 book shares their inspiring stories, highlighting six fundamental lessons from Coach Wooden for a life of success and unforgettable impact on others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800727390
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 490,474
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has more than 50 years of professional sports experience, has written more than 100 books, including the popular Coach Wooden, Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret, and Character Carved in Stone. Find out more at www

Jim Denney is a writer with more than 100 books to his credit. His collaborative titles include numerous books with Pat Williams. Find out more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

"A Week with Wooden" Swen Nater 13

Foreword Nan Wooden 15

Introduction: A Coach for All Seasons 19

1 More than a Basketball Camp 27

2 Success Is in the Details 47

3 Be a Leader Who Builds Leaders 63

4 Be a Teacher 83

5 Teach Wisdom, Not Winning 105

6 Empower Your People 121

7 Strive for Competitive Greatness 137

8 The Undiscovered Coach Wooden 155

9 Q&A with Coach Wooden 169

Epilogue: Coach Wooden's Masterpiece 187

"I Saw Love Once" Swen Nater 191

Notes 193

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews