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John Wooden (Basketball Coach) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight

John Wooden

Legendary basketball coach who led UCLA to ten national titles from 1964 to 1975. He was a 6-time NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year and he was inducted into both the Basketball Hall of Fame and College Basketball Hall of Fame.

He went to the state championship finals three straight years during his playing days at Martinsville High School. He then went on to play college basketball at Purdue from 1929 to 1932.

He was dubbed the Wizard of Westwood, for his constant ability to combine positive thinking with winning strategy.

He was married to Nellie Riley from 1932 until her death in 1985.

He was loved by many of the players he coached, one of those being Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then known as Lew Alcindor.

John Wooden Age

How old is John Wooden? He was born in 1910, he was 112 years old at the time of his death.

John Wooden Height & Weight

How tall was John Wooden? He stood 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall.

No weight data is available right now.

John Wooden Wiki

John Wooden Wiki/Bio
Famous asBasketball Coach
Age112 years old
BirthdayOctober 14, 1910
BirthplaceHall, IN
Date of DeathJune 4, 2010
Zodiac SignLibra
Heightapprox. 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)

Quotes by John Wooden

I think you have to be what you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times.

— John Wooden

Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.

— John Wooden

If I am through learning, I am through.

— John Wooden

I’d be satisfied just coaching in high school. I turned down a number of colleges when I was teaching in South Bend, Indiana, before I went into the service. I honestly believe that if I hadn’t enlisted in the service, I would never have left high school teaching. I’m sure I would have never left.

— John Wooden

Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.

— John Wooden