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Overview How to Be Like Coach Wooden is the next dynamic book in the How to Be Like series'character biographies" that focus on drawing out important lessons from the life of their subjects. With 10 National Championships in 12 years, Coach Wooden is one of the most respected leaders in basketball history. For him, it wasn't about winning as much as bringing out the absolute best in his players and driving them to perform at their highest level - the winning followed. How he did what he did and what we can learn from that is the basis of How to Be Like Coach Wooden.
John Wooden is an American icon. Since he announced his retirement thirty years ago, "Coach" remains one of our country's most popular and heroic figures. What John Wooden accomplished as basketball coach at UCLA will never be repeated--eighty-eight victories in a row, ten national championships--but what makes his legacy even more amazing is how he did it: with honor, integrity and grace.
In his research for How to Be Like Coach Wooden, Pat Williams recounts well over 800 interviews. The result is an inspiring motivational biography about a great hero of basketball and one of the most amazing leaders in history. How to Be Like Coach Wooden is the next dynamic book in the How to Be Like "character biography" series, which focuses on drawing out important lessons from the lives of great men and women. In this book, readers will learn from Coach Wooden, a beacon of honesty, goodness and faith. Wooden cared about winning in basketball, but he cared more about winning in life.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Mar 7, 2006
Publisher HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS #647
ISBN 0757303919 ISBN13 9780757303913
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More About Bill Walton, Pat Williams & David Wimbish
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This Coach Wooden Primer is the Real McKoy May 6, 2006
I was introduced to this amazing book when Pat Williams talked about Coach Wooden at the end of a day long product seminar for Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors. If you ever have a chance to see Pat, he is one of the most intelligent, to-the-point and engaging motivational speakers I've ever seen. My only criticism of his inspiring book is the title: it would have been much simpler to call it "The Coach Wooden Catechism."
For Pat Williams fans, this is one of seven books in his "How To Be Like" series, which profile the virtuous characteristics of winners. A scholar and a gentleman, Coach Wooden himself got it right when he humbly stated, "I'm just an English teacher. Shouldn't I be writing a book about Pat Williams?"
Each chapter expands on the virtues that made Wooden the greatest basketball coach of the 20th Century. So, `if you want to be like Coach Wooden,' be a person of character, love God, love your family and other people. If you want to build knowledge and wisdom like Coach did, strive to be a teacher, learn from the good example of others, and read good books, lots of them. If you want to build winner teams like Coach, work hard to be a team player, be a leader, be disciplined and patient. If you want to be happy in life, strive for humility, master the `little things', keep things simple, be honest with yourself, and remember that in life, we reap what we sow.
Interspersed under each of these chapters are the testimonials of hundreds of sports legends offering their personal observations of the greatness Coach Wooden exemplifies. Where Williams and his co-author David Wimbish deserve great credit is the skill they demonstrate in weaving together these accolades and facts. Williams spoke to over 800 people to prepare this book. In spite of mountain of source material he accumulated, this book is a quick and impressive read. There are dozens of books about Coach Wooden, and many of them are excellent. As the parent of four basketball crazy boys, I strongly recommend this inspiring book for young adults and athletes in any sport.