Happy 99th Birthday to John R. Wooden, the greatest Coach in History
Today should have been a National holiday. 99 years ago, a true American legend was born. And 99 years later, he is still inspiring young people to succeed in Life.
The current Bruin Basketball team posted a video tribute to Wooden for his Birthday, and it is very pleasing that all the youthful Bruins — who weren’t even born when Wooden was Coaching — understand what Coach is all about. They talk in the video about how much respect they have for all he has accomplished for UCLA and for the Country in general. And, they also have personal relationships with Coach, and they say that they wouldn’t trade them for anything.
One of the players even said that his recruitment visit with Coach was the most inspirational conversation of his entire life. Stanford may have Condalezza, but UCLA has Coach. Surprisingly, none of these young studs seemed jaded about their connection to a God of Basketball’s Past. They even mention that they try to follow the Pyramid of Success in their daily lives.
Like the players, you too can send your B-day wishes to Coach, on a special website. Just Google him after you take in the following photo-tribute of UCLA Cheerleaders, to one of the greatest human beings that I have ever met.