The Greatest Coach Ever: Timeless Wisdom and Insights of John Wooden

The Greatest Coach Ever: Timeless Wisdom and Insights of John Wooden

by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, John Wooden


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The Greatest Coach Ever: Timeless Wisdom and Insights of John Wooden by Fellowship of Christian Athletes, John Wooden

Coach John Wooden's teams at UCLA won a record 10 NCAA men's basketball championships, Sporting News magazine named him the Greatest Coach of All Time, and ESPN honored him as the Greatest Coach of the Twentieth Century. Today, after his passing, his wisdom-capsulized so clearly in his famous Pyramid of Success™-continues to guide new generations of athletes, coaches and people of all walks of life. Yet while Coach Wooden appreciated the tributes and the honor of being called the greatest coach ever, he felt uncomfortable with the title. He was eager to see that this book points to Jesus Christ, the One whom he called the greatest coach ever.

Assembled by The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Greatest Coach Ever features 40 tributes from athletes, coaches and other influential leaders that pay honor to Coach Wooden and reflect on how his example has challenged and changed their lives. Their stories can challenge and change your life as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830755400
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
Publication date: 09/13/2010
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged athletes and coaches to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is cultivating Christian principles in communities throughout the world by encouraging, equipping, and empowering others to serve as examples and to make a difference. Reaching over two million people annually on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels, FCA has grown into one of the largest sports ministries. Through this shared passion for athletics and faith, lives are changed for current and future generations.

John Wooden was a high school and college coach for forty years. During that time, his teams won more than 80 percent of their games. From 1948 to 1975, his UCLA Bruins teams claimed 10 NCAA national championships, including seven in a row, and at one time won 88 consecutive games. Wooden is in the Basketball Hall of Fame, both as a player and a coach. He originated the Pyramid of Success and was the coauthor with Jay Carty of the bestseller Coach Wooden One-on-One. Wooden and his wife, Nellie, were married 53 years when she passed away in 1985. Wooden lived to be 99 years of age, passing away on June 4, 2010.

Table of Contents

Introduction: "Coach" Dan Britton 13

1 Good Things Take Time Les Steckel 17

2 Success Redefined Jim Tressel 22

3 First Things First Dave Pasch 27

4 God's Playbook Bobby Bowden 31

5 Active Duty David Robinson 35

6 Constructive Correction Tony Dungy 39

7 Staying True Tamika Catchings 44

8 Be Prepared Gary Cunningham 48

9 The Hard Way Steve Alford 51

10 The Good Fight Sherri Coale 54

11 The Honest Truth Jerry Colangelo 58

12 Giving Up Control Joe Giradi 62

13 Count on Me Ruth Riley 66

14 Do AS I Do Lorenzo Romar 70

15 The Real Deal Pat Williams 75

16 One Purpose Ralph Drollinger 80

17 Random Acts of Kindness Denny Crum 84

18 Family Matters Kristy Curry 88

19 Role of a Lifetime Jay Carty 93

20 Legacy John Maxwell 98

21 Shaping UP Doug McIntosh 102

22 The Real You John Naber 106

23 Prayer Works Napoleon Kaufman 110

24 Friends Are Friends Jane Albright 114

25 Competitive Paradox Mike Dunlap 119

26 Outside the Box Josh Davis 122

27 Change of Plans Mike Jarvis 126

28 The Value of Inclusion Ernie Johnson 130

29 The Simple Life Kyle Korver 134

30 The Greatest Word Anthony Muñoz 137

31 Noble Goals Sue Semrau 141

32 Under Control Junior Bridgeman 146

33 The Power of Patience Deb Patterson 150

34 Slow and Steady Bruce Weber 155

35 Marked by Passion Mike Singletary 159

36 Working It Out Dr. Jim Reeve 163

37 Disciplined to Win Marv Dunphy 168

38 The Greater Good Keith Erickson 173

39 All for One Tom Osborne 178

40 The Greatest Coach Ever Les Steckel 183

Acknowledgments 193

Impacting the World for Christ Through Sports 195

Coach's Mandate 198

Competitor's Creed 199

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I found my self not wanting to put this book down. It's the first book that I've read from cover to cover in years. It has great life lesson's and is very inspirational!!