“Every person that has every enjoyed sports enough to become a coach knows something about the John Wooden coaching career. John Wooden is a retired American basketball coach, who is also regarded as the greatest college coach in history. John Wooden is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a coach and a player. Wooden won 10 NCAA National Championships while he was at UCLA. This record has yet to be matched.
The John Wooden coaching career started in John’s early life when he got his first start in sports in high school. He was not a coach, yet, but his knowledge and skill of the game began there. John Wooden played basketball for Martinsville High School in Indiana, where his skills let the team to the state championships for three consecutive years. After high school, John went to Purdue University, where he was once again very successful, being All-American guard three times, and named All-Big Ten and All-Midwestern. He was given the nickname “”The Indiana Rubber Man”” for his daring dives on the court. After he graduated from Purdue, he went to Indiana State Teacher’s College, earned his Master’s Degree and stayed on as athletic director and basketball coach. It is here that the John Wooden coaching career began.