He was one of the last of the great teacher coaches and the best coach in the 20th century. He was a religious man who had a philosophy that combined fundamental sound principles with a sense of old-fashioned values.
I've listened to this TED Talk by John Wooden several times. You can tell that he was a wise man who experienced a great deal in his life. He was a master at uncovering the hidden potential inside his pupils.
In this inspiring talk, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. He shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father's wisdom.