“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” –John Wooden

DescriptionJohn Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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DescriptionJohn Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles.

By: Anayah Qayyum

Born on October 14, 1910, in Indiana, John Wooden became an All-American guard at Purdue University. After stints as a high school coach and teacher, he took over as head basketball coach at UCLA in 1948 and led the Bruins to a record 10 national championships.