Sunday, July 18, 2010

John Wooden

A salute to John Wooden, the greatest coach of this era.  He showed us what success really is and that coaching is not screaming and yelling--it's about preparation and caring for your players to get the most out of them.

“Try your hardest in all ways and you are a success.  Period.  Do less than that and you have failed in one degree or another.”

“The ten national titles provided no additional peace of mind nor sense of validation of my efforts as a coach.  That I already had.  I had succeeded long before I was called a success." 

“You must have respect, which is a part of love, for those under your supervision.  Then they will do what you ask and more.  They'll go the extra distance, make the extra effort in trying to accomplish the most they can within the framework of the team."

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