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John Wooden
John Wooden
  • Born: October 14, 1910
  • Died: June 4, 2010
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Coach

John Robert Wooden was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row. No other team has won more than four in a row in Division 1 college men's or women's basketball. Within this period, his teams won an NCAA men's basketball record 88 consecutive games. Wooden won the prestigious Henry Iba Award as national coach of the year a record seven times and won the AP award five times. He also won a Helms national championship (which was decided by a poll) at Purdue as a player 1931–1932 for a total of 10 NCAA Titles and 1 Helms Championships (which doesn't count as a NCAA title)

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