John Wooden is one of two men to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame twice--as a player & as a coach. He was named "Coach of the Century" by ESPN, California "Father of the Year" in 1964, Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year" in 1973, & AYA Humanitarian of the Year in 1995. He lives in Encino, California.
John R. Woodenand his historic UCLA dynasty won 10 NCAA championships in 12 years, including 88 straight.games.Sports Illustratedsays,.ï¿½There has never been a finer.coach in American sports than John.Wooden.ï¿½ Wooden received the Medal.of Freedom Award in 2003,.Americaï¿½s highest civilian honor. .Steve Jamisonis Americaï¿½s preeminent.authority on John Woodenï¿½s leadership.philosophy. A best-selling.author he is a consultant to the.UCLA/Anderson School of.Managementï¿½s John Wooden Global.Leadership Program. .