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2 Sporting News Magazine Sporting News Magazine In 2009 the Sporting News Magazine named the 50 all time greatest coaches. John Wooden – legendary basketball coach at UCLA was named as the greatest coach of all time. John Wooden was always a member of and advocate for FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)

3 39 men and women from all walks of life talk about how Coach Wooden has impacted them in sports and faith. This book was a compilation of vignettes telling these stories.

4 I have picked out some of stories and words of wisdom that I felt are or might be of interest. I have picked out some of stories and words of wisdom that I felt are or might be of interest.

5 Good Things take Time Les Steckel We tend to forget that all good things take time. John Wooden Les Steckel was named the Minnesota Vikings head coach in 1984 and proceeded to go 3-13 and was fired. Should Coach Steckel have been given more time?

6 Coach Steckel talked with Tom Landry the legendary coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Coach Landry told Steckel that for his first five years coaching the Cowboys he never won more then 5 games – and went his first year

7 Coach Steckel continued to coach football and was rewarded with being a coach in a Super Bowl. What if Landry and Wooden would have been given only 1 year? We might not have ever seen the greatness in these two coaches.

8 WOODENS WISDOM Before success comes patience….When we add to our accomplishments the element of hard work over a long period of time, well place a far greater value on the outcome. When we are patient, well have a greater appreciation of our success. patience….When we add to our accomplishments the element of hard work over a long period of time, well place a far greater value on the outcome. When we are patient, well have a greater appreciation of our success.

9 Count on Me Ruth Riley - WNBA When we are reliable, others know that they can depend on us. John Wooden John Wooden Ruth Riley talks about her different roles in college compared to professionally and how her role changed, but being reliable did not change. She talks about reliability or as others might say – dependability. It refers to a consistent level of trustworthiness that we show to those around us

10 Reliability takes time, effort, sacrifice and seeing things through. It also requires a high level of selflessness Coach Wooden once said that when people display reliability, People can bet the farm on us and still be able to sleep at night.

11 WOODENS WISDOM When we are reliable, others know that we will make the effort to do our best, whatever the situation might be. They know we wont run, cower or become paralyzed by fear. They have learned to count on our consistency and trustworthiness. Well still be there making the effort to do our best long after the weaker ones have faded. People can bet the farm on us and still be able to sleep at night. Reliability earns the respect of those around us.


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