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June 17, 2014
John, I'm told I'm a distant cousin. Originally from Massachusetts, now living in Oklahoma. I'm so sorry we never had the opportunity to meet.
Charley Wooden (Enid, OK)
June 04, 2014
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
May 04, 2012
I was fortunate to hear coach Wooden when he visited Rocketdyne in Canoga Park, CA. He has stood out for me as a person of honor. I could have listened to him for hours on end. What a treasure!
June 18, 2010
I was born and raised in Westwood. Not the same one that this wizard made so great. Job very "Well done!" John Wooden. GOD BLESS YOU! Sincerely, Robert Vincent Pitt
June 17, 2010
For a man to touch a person's heart, soul & mind without even knowing the person personally is a very special gift from God and I consider myself lucky to know such a person (gift)lived in my lifetime. A person could tell how gifted this man was just by looking into his eyes and hearing the love and compassion he had for others in his voice. Though I was not blessed to know this man personally, and I know he had a full life, I have found myself grieving the loss of this special man and knowing that he no longer walks among us. May the blessings and love from this great man give his family and close friends solice and may it comfort you to know that his legacy will go on.
June 17, 2010
I heard John on Focus on the Family and was touched by his humble and sincere heart. He was truly a great role model for others.
June 15, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 14, 2010
i grew up watching him @ UCLA and thought he was GREAT he will be greatly missed
CRAIG
&
FAMILY
June 14, 2010
I was privileged to grow up in an era when college basketball was more about the team, fundamental basketball, and coaches teaching life's lessons in addition to just the game plan. Coach Wooden was the master of all of the above. He had no aspirations to coach at a higher level as this was the highest level. He reached so many from the kid on the playground, high-schoolers, coaches and touched so many in all aspects of life. I was fortunate to watch all those UCLA teams in their hayday-and frankly I enjoyed watching Coach Wooden develop those great players, and teams instead of keeping track of successive wins and championships though that was the norm during his tenure. What an amazing life Coach Wooden led and his legacy will live forever..
June 13, 2010
My mom cried for two days upon hearing of John Wooden's death. She says that her dad William Franklin Wooden looked so much like him. She would love to find out the genealogy of the Wooden family, but she does not have the means.
Our prayers are with your family.
June 13, 2010
Coach Wooden touched the lives of many and will be fondly remembered for all the good that he's done. May the "God of all comfort" be with you as you cope with your loss.
June 13, 2010
Mr.wooden some will say that he won games with great players,but I say look at the player after retirement that is when you will see the Coach.Coach Wooden was GOD sent thanks for all you did for the game and for being a father to basketball.
June 13, 2010
a hero of mine and the greatest coach who ever lived..... GOD be with this family as my thoughts and prayers are also with you
June 13, 2010
I attended Campbell College Basketball Camp in the late 60's and John Wooden was an instructor. I was 12 or 13 and knew who he was but didn't realize his greatness as a coach or human being. When talking to people about basketball I sometimes say " John Wooden taught me to play defense, who taught you?" Sammy DiSarno- Hampstead,NC
June 12, 2010
GLORY BE TO GOD,THERE IS AN ANGEL IN
YOUR MIST. I WAS A HUGE FAN. MR WOODEN
COACHED BASKETBALL BUT CREATED GREAT MEN.
June 12, 2010
A fan of John Wooden since the late 60's, corresponded with him numerous times. A world class guy. I feel if non Catholic churches had saints, he would be #1. He will be missed. Nell is glad to see him. wishing you & yours good things.
June 12, 2010
A fan of John Wooden since the late 60's, corresponded with him numerous times. A world class guy. I feel if non Catholic churches had saints, he would be #1. He will be missed. Nell is glad to see him. wishing you & yours good things. Gene Orlando, Cinti, Ohio
June 12, 2010
"Learn as if you were to live forever; live as if you were to die tomorrow." Reunited with Nell at last. God bless you John Wooden. And thank you.

Bill
San Luis Obispo
June 12, 2010
a legend who will definitely be missed, but not forgotten. Psalm 51:17 can be of comfort to mr. wooden's family & friends.
June 10, 2010
My sons' high school basketball coaches teach from Coach Wooden's rule book of life. As a result, my 15-18 year old sons are greater young men than they would have been if John Wooden had not lived the life that he did, and shared what he had with the world. As the mother of ball players, I am sincerely grateful, and want you to know that John Wooden will live on as long as good coaches, and good people, read and teach what he taught. Thank you for sharing him with the world!
June 10, 2010
MAY THE MEMORIES YOU HOLD DEAR IN YOUR HEART, COMFORT AND STRENGTHENYOU DURING YOUR BEREAVEMENT.

YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
June 10, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 10, 2010
This is truly a great loss, not just to the world of basketball but to the world in general. What a special person he was. I am sure God has already told him "well done". He will be missed by all. May God be with you in this time and the days to come. Zetta Earnhardt, RN, China Grove, N.C.
June 10, 2010
Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Coach Wooden. May his memories lives on.
June 09, 2010
As a native of Los Angeles, and a UCLA alum ('62)Coach Wooden was making wonderful things happen, long before Pauley Pavillion was built.
I had the distinct pleasure of sharing time with Coach while he was onboard one of my Western Airlines flights in 1978, (I was Head Stewardess).as we shared some UCLA and Westwood Village memories, like lunch at "The Chatham", and shopping at Desmond's.

No finer SPORTSMAN, Gentleman, and man of faith is found anywhere in sports, (collegiant or professional) and it is a sad time for Westwood Village.."Hail Blue & Gold".
My sincerest condolences to your Bruin family.
Barbara (Williams) Hall
June 09, 2010
Coach Wooden was once told by an in-coming senior that he wanted to violate the team policy of no facial hair. That player, Bill Walton, was returning National Player of the Year. Even though he was the leader of the "Walton Gang" that had won national championships the previous two seasons, Coach Wooden responded as very few would: "We'll miss you, William."
Bill Walton returned for his senior season and led UCLA to another nationial championship. Free of facial hair.
I will always admire Coach John Wooden.
Thanks, Coach.
June 09, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
June 09, 2010
June 09, 2010
Coach Wooden is what greatness is all about.
June 09, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
June 09, 2010
Thank you for the many years that you set the example for student athletes and all other young people. It was a true blessing to have witnessed the integrity you brought into everything that you encountered. Thank COACH WOODEN
June 09, 2010
God Bless Your Family. You should have 99 more years.
June 09, 2010
I only wish that I could live up his father's gift to him; He said he tried to live by advice from his father: "Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books — especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day
June 09, 2010
coach wooden andf coach rupp were the greatest coaches of the game of life and basketball Thanks for the guidence and the memories you have departed to many fans and people of the world. Mike monarch Louisville'Ky
June 09, 2010
Coach Wooden..simply the best there ever was and will be. Case closed for this gentleman whose legacy will live forever as long as kids adapt to his Pyramid of Success. God bless him.
June 09, 2010
rest in peace we love jr
June 09, 2010
truely a great man , was in a class of his own. he proved you could play the game and not for the money. rj everett washington
June 09, 2010
I am sorry for your loss may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in your time of grief.
June 08, 2010
"A good life is never long enough, and a long life is never good enough." John Wooden was fortunate enough to have had both. Wishing comfort and peace to his family and friends.
June 08, 2010
You're my hero, Mr. Wooden—I want to be more like you were.
June 08, 2010
I join the world in mourning the loss of Coach Wooden. What an incomparable human being he was. He leaves behind an incredible legacy. His inspiration and faith will live on always.
He touched countless lives and truly made a difference on this earth. Rest in peace, sir.
Job very well done. My heartfelt sympathy to Coach Wooden's family and friends.
June 08, 2010
"WELL DONE," That is all that is needed. He lived what he taught. A GREAT human being.
June 08, 2010
To Coach Wooden's family: A man's life is best measured after his passing, and John Wooden clearly brought a bit of Heaven to earth, and the basketball court, glorifying God and Christ as He touched lives in the here and now for eternity. Peace and comfort to family and friends until you see Him again.
June 08, 2010
When I think of sports and growing up the first thing that comes to mind is Coach Wooden. Great job!

John, Apple Valley, MN
June 08, 2010
You have gone home to your Heavenly
Father and have left behind your wonderful principles on life. Rest in peace for now. Spend time with Nell and then get a team going. What would Heaven be without basketball?
June 08, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
June 08, 2010
God's speed to the greatest coach of all time!
June 08, 2010
Thank you for all you taught us. You truly were a great leader!
June 08, 2010
God Bless John Wooden. A friend and a true leader.
June 08, 2010
You were the BEST !!!!!
A fan
June 08, 2010
Well done.
A Fan
June 07, 2010
June 07, 2010
I can almost hear the echo from heaven "well done, my faithful servant".
June 07, 2010
John Wooden has shown what a true Gentleman and Leader is - He never gave in on his beliefs and ideals and showed his players that you could play the game go basketball and still maintain your beliefs - just leave them at the door of the gymnasium - I have never heard a bad word about this good man and and I am sure I will not - to his family my sincere concolences but we are the blessed ones to have taken note of his example and became better sportspeople and people
June 07, 2010
what an inspiration. a life well lived
June 07, 2010
When I was preparing a gift for my parents 50th wedding anniversary (cards and wishes from their favorite people)...I wrote to John Wooden (a big favorite of my Dad's)and asked him to please send a note. Not only did he send a beautiful note about what an accomplishement 50 years of marriage is, but a copy of his Pyramid of Success. Which many people asked for a copy of...words to live by. He was a classic gentleman who made my parents very, happy that day. May God bless the Wooden Family and may John rest in eternal peace.
Marty in Dublin, CA
June 07, 2010
Wooden family, may you receive much support and cherish the many great memories (Phil 4:7)
June 07, 2010
At one of Coach Wooden's booksignings in the mid-90's, he graciously posed with my license plate, along with autographing a basketball, three books and three of his Pyramid of Success posters. He asked me about my family and THANKED me for coming to his event! He did similar things like that with all those in line (and the line stretched throughout the school store to outside and down the block)! I've been blessed to have crossed paths with Coach many times since, and I'm profoundly sad on his passing. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends & former players, as well as to all those who embraced his teachings. If you read no other book, get his: Wooden "A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court". Every page is filled with "Woodenisms" like: "The greatest gift you can give your children is to love their mother". I am a better person for having known this great man. If anyone would like a complimentary copy of this picture sent to you, please e-mail me. Coach, we had you with us here for 99 years, now God & your loving wife Nell, have you forever!
June 07, 2010
My prayers got out to the family of John Wooden. Kareem and Bill gave a very nice triology to him on NBA playoffs last night. I am sure he is in Heaven with all of this team mates, coaches and players. God Bless the Wooden family and friends.
June 07, 2010
Where have you gone...John Wooden, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you
June 07, 2010
The Wooden Family is in my thoughts and prayers. All who knew him either personally or by reputation know what true good character is and became better people because of John Wooden. Father, receive your devoted servant into your hands.
June 07, 2010
A kind man who should be the role model of every coach and player.
June 07, 2010
My heartfelt condolences to the family of this dearly loved man. May the "God of all comfort" be with you during this time.
June 07, 2010
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family, friends, and former players of Coach Wooden. "I pray Almighty God might assuage the anguish of your berevement and leaving you only cherished memories of your loving Coach!"
June 07, 2010
Since learning of John Wooden's philosophy on life and personal development I have admired this great, great man. The world is a poorer place with his passing so we "cannot stay with some success made yesterday" but "try harder than before" to make him proud of us. Thank God for giving us John Wooden and the love he portrayed. May your grief be tempered by knowing what he gave to the world. God bless.
June 07, 2010
a true role model for all, one of my all time heroes.
June 07, 2010
Coach Wooden was an example to all coaches and people that work with youngsters. The way that his former athletes continue to look to his wisdom and guidance just shows that his wisdom and standards of fairness and decency are truly timeless. He was truly one for the ages. May his family know that he was loved and admired even by people that he never met, and that he truly touched the lives of millions. He was a true treasure to mankind.
June 07, 2010
What a great role model for all of us! My 15yr old daughter attended several of John Wooden's basketball camps over the years. His quotes for success on and off the court live on in her and in all the others he touched.
June 07, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are hereby extended to the Wooden Family. Coach Wooden was a remarkable man and human being. His teachings affected and inspired so many lives. Coach Wooden was truly a blessing.
June 07, 2010
May the God of all comfort, comfort John Wooden's family (including sports), friends, and fans. We all can look forward to the resurrection hope and perfect health.
June 07, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 07, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 07, 2010
Although I've never met Coach Wooden, I've seen his legacy in those he coached to be not only excellent basketball players, but upstanding men of integrity mirroring Coach. May we all live our lives and leave such a legacy. Our hearts go out to those he left behind.
June 07, 2010
COACH WOODEN YOU WERE SIMPLY THE BEST! THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES ENJOY YOUR NEW HOME WITH ALL YOUR LOVED ONES ALL I CAN SAY THROUGH THE TERS ARE THANK YOU COACH
June 07, 2010
My condolences to the family on your loss. May the Bible's promises for the future bring you comfort and peace. (Is. 61:2)
June 07, 2010
A life invested in what lasts through eternity - people, God, and God's Word. Thank you for that investment that God multiplied in His way into the lives of many.
June 06, 2010
One life touched so many others and will continue to do so. God help us all to live and share the kind of life
principles he taught. God be with coach's family, friends, former players
and all who knew him.
June 06, 2010
I met Coach Wooden in El Paso, Texas when he came to give a talk. For many years after that he was kind enough to correspond with me about kids and coaching. I will forever be in debt to him for all that he taught me which in turn I passed on to my kids. Condolences to the family. Joe Gomez
June 06, 2010
RIP
June 06, 2010
Thank you Mr. Wooden. It is now our responsibility to carry on the lessons of your father.
June 06, 2010
When I was thirteen I asked my parents for a UCLA team jacket and on Christmas day I received the most expensive gift I ever received from them. That was thirty-five years ago and I am lucky enough to still be able to wear the jacket today. I have worn it this weekend in honor of agreat man. I teach coaching philosophy and have taught the pyramid of excellence to my students for the last decade. My condolences go out to his players, his family, and all of those who knew him and called him friend!
John E. Wood Putney, Vermont
June 06, 2010
Thanks to you Coach it's a better world. You have shown us all the way it was to be done correctly. God Bless you, your family, Your player's and all whom you have touched.
June 06, 2010
As I sit holding my signed copy of your book. I am proud to have known your book, Thank you for sharing your story and making so many of us better people. Inspiring us in thought and action. Thank you and god bless you and your familyl.
June 06, 2010
June 06, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 06, 2010
In 1968 I was a rising 9th grader that had gone away from home for the first time to a basketball camp in Buies Creek, NC that Coach Wooden was hosting. I still remember his patient coaching to a youngster that could not grasp the nuances of his offense.

I was very saddened to hear of his passing today and very pleased to have been touched by someone who spent his life teaching and having such a monumental influence on our lives.
June 06, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 06, 2010
Dear James and Nancy and Family,

I was proud to know Coach Wooden when I was training to be a Training Specialist for Pioneer Chicken in the fall of 1979. I had to train in their Encino store, as I had to learn all of the details of the restaurant business to be a Training Specialist in their Classroom setting at the Corporate Office. I would come early, and one day I went to the Dunkin' Donuts (I'm pretty sure it was a Dunkin' Donuts) to have a donut and coffee. Your Father invited me to join him. He was reading the paper, but we became friends there, and I so enjoyed the camaraderie with him. We had coffee and donuts several times before I went back to Corporate to work in the classroom. Although our coffee/donut routine was only for about 8 weeks, I never forgot how nice he was, and I am proud to call him "Friend." My thoughts are with you at this time, and I will continue to keep you in my prayers. I'm sure the Lord said, "Well done."

Sincerely, Lynn Ellen McCutchen Thompson
June 06, 2010
John Wooden was a class act. A man who was a respected coach. Hope all coaches everywhere take note of Wooden's legacy.
A model citizen, as well, apparently. The world was a better place because of a man like him. No doubt, those who knew him were blessed. Heartfelt condelences to James and Nancy ...
June 06, 2010
My Condolences To The Wooden Family:
Let us celebrate the man who gave so much of his life to his family and to others. More than his victories are the life lessons that he taught to those who were fortunate to play for him, but for all of us who 'Called Him Coach'. Coach Wooden's lessons will be carried on for generations of those who 'lace 'em up' as well as for those average guys who love the game of basketball. Coach Wooden's influence made me a student of the game and I traveled for several years often to the NCAA Tourney, in hope of meeting him---with my copy of 'They Call Me Coach' and his 'Practical Modern Basketball'in hopes of meeting him and having him sign it! I always wanted to ask him about the days he played in my home town of Akron, OH when he played AAU Basketball. Almost 30 years ago he did sign a copy of 'The Pyramid of Success' which proudly hangs in my office. His teachings and coaching tactics have made me a student of the game and outside of Dr. Naismith, there is no one who has contrbiuted or meant more to the game of basketball than John Wooden.
Godspeed Coach, you have earned your Heavenly Reward to be reunited with Nell and our world is a kinder, gentler, place because of you.
June 06, 2010
To all those near and dear to the late Coach Wooden:

Please accept my deepest condolences to all of you upon your loss. I am not even a follower of sports, although I am an admirer. Several years ago, my sister gave me a copy of the book entitled Wooden (copyright 1997) as a birthday gift, and I read from it regularly almost everyday. I continue to draw inspiration from the Coach's time-tested words of truth, wisdom, and genuine decency. I hope that God will give me a life as long and productive as the Coach's so that I may touch the hearts and minds of many others in a positive way. God bless you.
June 06, 2010
To the greatest asketball coach ever. You will be missed. I enjoyed watching many Bruin games.
Marci
Palm Desert Ca
June 06, 2010
I would like to express my sympathy for the Wooden family. I attended the University of Arizona, so I never got a chance to meet coach Wooden. But his presence was felt throughout the PAC 10, and indeed through the whole country, even long after his coaching career ended. Rivalries disappear when real life tragedies come about. And this is a real life tragedy. The hearts of all PAC 10 alumni are saddened today. God rest your soul coach Wooden.
June 06, 2010
to a great coach, motivator, and man. God be with you. May Nell be at the pearly gates, arms wide open for you.
June 06, 2010
Mr Wooden was not only an inspiration to his players past & present but to the Coaches who followed in his tracks.
Mr Wizzard is no longer with us but his memories will live on forever. I saw him briefly many many years ago when both Keith Erickson & Gail Goodtich played for him. Many great athletes played for him Walt Hazzard, Swen Nater, Keith,(Jamal)Wilkes and many many more. Thank you for being one of the greatest ever.
Mr Wooden you have given Westwood many
memories and Los Angeles California will always be very greatful for what you gave us.
On behalf of the fans who lived in California such as I Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for our City in the World of Sports in College Basketball,
You will be deeply missed by all, RIP.
June 06, 2010
My condolences to the Wooden family. In my eyes he was the greatest man ever. My idol. My hero. I remember as a kid watching UCLA basketball every Friday and Saturday nights. Watching coach Wooden conduct himself on the sidelines.He was so calm and in control. As I grew older I always tried to conduct myself like COACH weather I was coaching Little League or working with my co-workers. Coach Wooden made such a big impact on my life and I never even met him. Rest in peace COACH. I am so happy for you because you are with Nell. You Will Be missed
June 06, 2010
I was very fortunate to meet Coach Wooden in Raliegh, North Carolina at the NCAA final 4. He spent 20 minutes with me in his motel room while shaving & preparing to play in the 3rd place game of the tourney.
He signed my book "They call me Coach" and talked hoops. I was a very young head coach back then in my 1st year but found time for me that afternoon. It was one of my greatest moments as a basketball coach & will remember it as a "treasured" moment with the greatest basketball coach in NCAA history. RIP Coach Wooden !!!!!
June 06, 2010
God Bless you Coach Wooden and thank you for teaching me the best shot in basketball - The Bank Shot!!!
June 06, 2010
God Bless Coach Wooden, and thank you for teaching me the best shot in basketball- The Bank Shot!
June 06, 2010
Since I knew there was such a thing as basketball I've tried to learn it the way Coach Wooden taught it. Those lessons have proved invaluable in adult life.
June 06, 2010
I was fortunate to meet Coach Wooden, twice. The first time was 1976, a year after he had stepped down as coach at UCLA.

I was a junior at Kansas State covering basketball for the campus radio station. KSU was scheduled to play the Russian National team who was on an exhibition tour playing top teams around the country. They had beaten and embarrassed Wooden’s former team, along with several others including Providence led by Ernie ‘D’ Di Gregorio. I showed up early to watch the shoot around.

K-State had All-American Mike Evans at guard who’s new running mate was Rolando Blackman. Curtis Redding at forward, Scott Langton, Larry Dassey. Jack Hartman was the coach. I believe the tallest guy we put on the court was maybe 6’7”.

I remember the Russian team, they had a guy who was 7’5”. I was on the court and he walked by me. I offered a handshake. His paw engulfed mine. His fingers were like Budweiser tall boys. My hand looked like a baby’s compared to his. The rest of the team was also huge, 6’10”, 6’11”, 6’10” and the short guard 6’9”. And, they were men. They were 25 to 35 years old. They were massive. Several of them played on the 1972 Olympic team that beat the US. They all looked intimidating.

So I’m watching them courtside and happened to turn around and there sitting by himself was the Coach, John Wooden. I turned and headed up to him. I asked if I could sit down with him and he kindly said sure. I was tongue tied. I wanted to speak but afraid to, I didn’t want to say something stupid or embarrass myself. I wanted to ask the perfect question. This is THE Coach. But nothing came to me. So I sat for several minutes in silence with him.

He finally said, ‘They aren’t quick.’

‘Ok, but look at the size of those guys. Our tallest starter is shorter than their starting guard.’ As soon as I said it, I knew I had shown my immaturity.
Coach took me to school. He talked about basketball as a team game. Quickness beats length more times than not. He talked about what K-State had to do to beat them. I only wish I had a recorder.

Before he left, I asked him what stands out, out of all the 10 championship teams, the 88 wins in a row. What is your fondest memory?

“The day I met my wife Nell.”

Blew me away. Still does today as I write this.

Kansas State went on to beat the Russians 57-55.

Fast forward about 10-12 years. I’m living in California. I’m on a sales call in Encino. We park and when I get out, I see this older man in a Bruin Blue jogging suit coming at us. It’s Coach Wooden. In my excitement, I say ‘hey Coach Wooden! We met about 10 years ago.’ He stops for a moment, studies my face. I say, ‘it was at the K-State.’ He says, “that’s right, when your team beat the Russian team 57-55.’ Again, I was floored.

Coach Wooden has been one of my hero’s for decades. I have his Pyramid of Success on the wall in my office.

Attached is a copy if you’ve never seen it. I encourage you to make time to study it. Like him it’s pretty special.

God bless you Coach. I’m sure you’re happy to be in Nell’s company once again.
June 06, 2010
A great coach,mentor! The basketball world wont be the same without you! Many learned a lot from you! May you rest in peace
June 06, 2010
many years past i was jogging the track early on am at ucla.i came uponjohn wooden walking the track .i asked if i could join him ..''sure come on he said to mewe talked more asbout life in general than ucla basketball i left him with a hand shake and said to my self wow one on one with the greatest basketball cooach that ever lived i never forgot that incident.i doubt i ever will....thomas in lexington ky
June 06, 2010
John Wooden was truly a legend in his own time. His achievements will never be duplicated. May he rest in peace.
June 06, 2010
A genuine man of character. All of us, young and older, should review his life and attempt to follow the simplicity of his principles. Thanks for the legacy!!
June 06, 2010
Coach Wooden needs to be put on Mount Rushmore. He was truly a giant among giants. We love you Coach, and the world is now a lesser place.
June 06, 2010
What an example of a good man? None today are his equal.
June 06, 2010
They don't make them like him any more. he was simply the Best. God bless you Coach.
June 06, 2010
coach wooden,
you will be miss by everyone you are the greatest coach of all time. you are in heaven with your wife now may god bless you
June 05, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the family of a great man. I was very moved by the love he showed for his family and his dear wife Nellie.He is now with her again. If the is basketball in heaven they now have the greatest coach. Don Mickey (Spanish Fork, UT)
June 05, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
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June 05, 2010
As a UCLA fan from my childhood on, I saw Coach Wooden conducting a clinic in the mid 80s in a suburb of Chicago. The gym was packed with basketball campers and the Wizard held a captive audience as he told how to break a full court press. He seemed bigger than life and is a well repsected man. God blessed us with a wonderful man.
June 05, 2010
I fell in love with college basketball as a teenage girl in the mid '60's because of Coach Wooden. To this day I am still a fan. I only wish there were going to be more "March Madness's" to look forward to with Coach. He taught a generation of both young men and young women many valuable lessons about honor,dignity and sportsmenship. RIP Coach!
June 05, 2010
John Wooden.....Because he CARED............The most important word in the English language.
June 05, 2010
To The family and friends of John Wooden: I'm sorry for your loss. May you find comfort that he is in the loving arms of GOD, looking down upon us coaching us from above. A life well lived by a beloved man,a class act,respected by everyone, who believed that he wasn't better then anyone else and a example of modesty and strong faith, that we could do well to emulate.
June 05, 2010
To the Wooden Family:
What an awesome individual! We will miss John Wooden because of his wisdom, his natural leadership, and his powerful influence to capture greatness. He was an example who was unique and a charismatic individual. We loved him in life and he will be immortalized for his dynamic strengths and abilities to harness greatest in his teams. Thank you. We send our deepest condolences.
June 05, 2010
COACH WOODEN , THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT MEMORIES. THERE WILL NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER COACH & PERSON LIKE YOU, YOU BROUGHT SUCH GREAT JOY TO MY CHILDHOOD LIFE WITH YOUR U.C.L.A. TEAMS. YOU HAD SUCH GREAT GOLDEN RULES THAT YOU TAUGHT PEOPLE & MADE THEM BETTER PEOPLE IN SOCIETY. IF THE EARTH HAD A BUNCH OF JOHN WOODEN`S , WE WOULD HAVE A PERFECT EARTH ! BY THE WAY I DON`T EVER SEE A COLLEGE MEN`S BASKETBALL TEAM BREAKING THAT 88 GAME WINNING STREAK. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE WITH YOUR THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE NELL ! YOU WILL BE MISSED, BUT NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN !
June 05, 2010
I believe that he was not only the greatest coach in any sport ever, but was also a humble and virtuous man. All of mankind is poorer for his passing.
June 05, 2010
Coach you were truly a master of the game and more important a master in the true path one should represent one's self in life. God Bless in your journey. Chuck Downs,Sr.,Salt Srings,Fl.
June 05, 2010
I was a San Diegan but loved John Wooden's Bruins. My husband and I never missed a game on the radio. Finally when the Final Four was in SD I got to see him coach in person. It is a memory I will never forget. The way he loved his precious wife Nellie is also a great memory. I played girls BB in the sixties and I am so glad John Wooden kept my interest in BB forever. I was on a plane with him once and wanted to talk to him so bad but was scared, now I wish I would have just ask for a hand shake from a great man,husband,father and coach. RIP Coach Wooden.
June 05, 2010
As a UCLA graduate, it saddens me to see him pass, though we all knew the day would come. As an American, it is heartbreaking to see him leave us. He may have coached at UCLA, but his words of wisdom, his pyramid of success, and how he lived his life are an inspiration to the young and young at heart. Here was early 20th century coaching on how we should live in our 21st century life.

We have lost a great man here on Earth, but he is now reunited with his one love Nellie.
June 05, 2010
"My deepest sympathy goes out to Coach Wooden's family,friends,players/students,fans and neighbors on his passing. He was a great man and mentored great men. He is missed.?
June 05, 2010
A great Hoosier. Rest in Peace.
June 05, 2010
Thank you for sharing your wisdom. We will miss you and the many others from your generation. A generation that provide all it's children with a sense of humility, common sense, class, Teamwork,fairplay and it's far reaching effects on others.
June 05, 2010
My young son asked me today, "Who was John Wooden?" I almost got it wrong, and said he was a basketball coach. What I told him is he was so much more than a basketball coach, he was one of the finest men, and greatest leaders this country has ever known. Coach will be missed.

God Bless
June 05, 2010
A life well lived. Rest in Peace John as you take your place in eternity.
June 05, 2010
Dear Coach,
You have just completed the most important of your many perfect seasons. Living your life as you did has impressed, awed and inspired us all. Thank you so very, very much. We will try to follow your sage advice.
June 05, 2010
I salute the Greatest Basketball Coach that ever lived. When basketball was truly basketball. The Wizard of Westwood will live in our memories for ever. Not only did he teach the game but more importantly he taught the lesson of life. There will never be another. May your soul rest in peace and dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
June 05, 2010
Thank you very much for the contributions you made for college basketball. You inspired many generations of current and former coaches and players. Not only were you an exceptional coach iin basketball, but you were also an exceptional coach of life.

RIP Mr. John Wooden
June 05, 2010
What he achieved will never be duplicated. That's a dynasty not winning 4 titles in 11 years or 3 in a row.

He was a fine teacher and as they say in the aboriginal culture- Coach Wooden has a story to tell- that's how you keep people with you always
June 05, 2010
love & wishes goes to all friends & family members,GOD BLESS YOU.From David Wilkins & the Wilkins Family.
June 05, 2010
Watching those UCLA teams that coach built are among my fondest memories as a kid. There will never be another dynasty like that, not in college basketball anyways! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and other loved ones. RIP Coach. Great job while you were here!
June 05, 2010
May you be comforted by the Bible's promise of no more sorrow (Revelation 21: 3.4)
June 05, 2010
he was such a treasure to watch the way he taught the game of basketball,he had a style of his owned,we all love him and kept with
him long after he retire,such a great man,may God bless his family at
this time of sorry for them ours prayers goes out to them and continue
be remember in our thoughts
June 05, 2010
The person that every basketball coach strives to be like...a great person as well...respected by all fans and appreciated fans of other teams by graciously signing autographs...the basketball world has lost a true legend and great human being!
RIP Mr. Wooden
June 05, 2010
What an admirable man, coach, and example he was. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted by wonderful memories of your time together.

Karen Barnard, formerly of Brownsburg and West Lafayette, Indiana
June 05, 2010
An inspiration to a generation. We all hold fond memories of his classic, excellent teams.
June 05, 2010
june04,2010
Thanks for the many memories.Both on and off the court.One of my highlights was standing at mid-court PAULAY PAVILLION justtaking it all in total amazement.
June 05, 2010
My condolences to the family of a good and decent man.
June 05, 2010
Great coach! And quoted in SI article,
"Democrat and voted for President Obama".
June 05, 2010
Coach,rest in peace sir! what a gentleman you were and this world could never be the same without you rest assured that you left this world a better place.thanks coach,we love you.
June 05, 2010
A life well lived Coach Wooden. Heaven just gained another saint.
June 05, 2010
One of the Best of the best Coaches of the game! I know he's in better place now. Coaching, doing what he loves.
June 05, 2010
I've read several of coaches books and am a better man for it. Rest in peace...the ULTIMATE Role Model.
June 05, 2010
I admired John Wooden from the minute I started following sports. I always wondered why the other coaches couldn't sit as a gentleman like he did and coach the game without all the ranting. He always said I had time ti prepare them for this game now let them use their talent without me hollering. I also remember Bill Walton telling him he was going to grow facial hair, against the rules, and Mr. Wooden said " we will miss you ". Well he didn't go against the coach. Our politicians could certainly take a cue from him. He wa my hero.
June 05, 2010
There will never, never be another John Wooden, either as a coach or a man. Not only did he live a long time, but he knew how to live well.

I will never forget the letter he wrote me back in 2001, one I wrote to him after I read They Call Me Coach.

Now, he is back with his beloved Nell.
May he rest in peace.
June 05, 2010
June 05, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the Wooden Family in their time of grief. At times like these, 'God can give us "power beyond what is normal," so we can keep going from one day to the next.
(2 Cor. 4:7) I hope this will bring the family a measure of comfort.

A Friend
June 05, 2010
good bye coach-rock chalk from the jayhawk nation
June 05, 2010
He was a giant in and out of coaching, a mentor, a teacher, and example of how to live a life of moral
fairness. There will never be another like him. Heartfelt condolences to the Wooden family.
June 05, 2010
My grandfather went to college with Mr. Wooden and I was always impressed by how much my grandfather respected him. His accomplishments in college basketball are legendary - but he was an even better example of a gentleman.
June 05, 2010
He was far more than the greatest college basketball coach ever - he was a man of God and a "builder of men". Rest in peace, Coach.
June 05, 2010
God Bless you Coach Wooden, your legacy will be cherished. I wish there were more indiviuals like you in this world. The steadiness of your good character and values gave your students on or off the court something to believe in. A Job well done. Rest in peace. From a fellow Hoosier.
June 05, 2010
The Mount Everest of NCAA College Basketball, a Giant among Men.Rest in peace Coach Wooden and God Bless.
June 05, 2010
my condolenece to his families
June 05, 2010
Coach, thank you for the lessons on and off the court. You made my life so much better. God Speed and bless you.
June 05, 2010
John Wooden was the pioneer of Basketball Wizard of Westwood of The UCLA Bruins Basketball team 10 National titles as a coach 3 time all american as a player at purdue 1930-1932.Dr.James Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891 of peach & ball was phogh allen assistant coach.John wooden is one of greatest coach of all time with his pyramid of success.
June 05, 2010
Coach you are now with Nell...Perfect!!!
June 05, 2010
Coach Wooden was a great person.
June 05, 2010
You gave me and my family great pleasure conducting yourself and instilling in your teams the proper way to play a sport. God Bless you John Wooden
June 05, 2010
John Wooden was the epitome of being the best a person can be; in both his personal life and his coaching life.

Who he was and what he was - everything he taught us, and everyone he touched will never die.

Rest in Peace John; you are now with your Lord with Nellie at your side for eternity.
June 05, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 05, 2010
To the family, sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in the God of promises, for he promise at John 5:28,29 "...the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice (29) and come out."
June 05, 2010
Condolences to the Wooden family and to all the extended family whose lives have been touched and changed by this magnificent gentleman, especially those of us who are Bruins. I keep Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success posted in my classroom as a reminder of the correct way to live life, to teach, and to touch the future. This man has left a remarkable legacy and exemplified for 99 years how to live a responsible and lovely faith-filled life. God Bless.
June 05, 2010
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE WOODEN FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. WOODEN.
June 05, 2010
Another good man lost. So sad for is family. Life needs more men like him.
June 05, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
June 05, 2010
Make today your masterpiece. The world needs more people like John Wooden- God bless you
June 05, 2010
Well done,Coach !!
June 05, 2010
Hi, I don't know you all or your dad, but I read this and it really touch me.I was so very close to home. Should I say my heart. He speaks wisdom and counsel as my dad does. Often, people get tired or hearing in or thinks it's nonsense, but to those willing to receive it, it is wisdom to cherish and something that he cared enough to share.As, your dad said about teacher's, but there are many without a degree that teach. I believe that's what your dad was referring to; which was anyone who to time to share wisdom, advice, encouragement, knowledge, truth, and sometimes just stories.But almost always, in those stories, were messages. Again, as your dad said "drink deeply", meaning look and listen deeply.I am very sorry for your lose. Your dad probably had people in his life that didn't want to listen.But those words of wisdom and advice came from love. And that is what love is. I know that your dad was a wonderful man because He seem like He was just like my daddy.I say dad to you because almost any man can be a father, but what we have is a "DADDY".My dad is all of these things to me and I cherish him everyday.I have ALMOST lost him to 5 heart attacks, prostate cancer and just recently a stroke. But God still has work for him here. He's 67 and has tried to promise his wife, my stepmom, at least 5 more years.So, every minute matters. I could only dream to see my dad healthy til 99.Again, as your dad said, if I give up on that dream, it will give up on me. God Bless all of your family and you will be in my prayers.You all were so blessed to have such a wonderful man in your life for 99 years.It reminds me of the old song "99 red balloons go by". Kari ocmondk@bellsouth.net
June 05, 2010
Prayers to the family. He was truly a great man of character and he will be missed by many friends and former players. May he rest in peace!
June 05, 2010
What we all would have given to be coached by John Wooden.His Pyramid of Success was a revolutionary idea to winning as a team.I was a student at the University of Washington and I watched a UCLA practise back in 1970.It was run like a well tuned Swiss watch.He sat up in the bleachers as the Bruins ran their drills and he did not miss a thing.I remember a particular drill where they were banking shots from the side and Sidney Wicks shot directly at the basket and Coach Wooden spoke with a stern voice ,"Bank the shot Sidney".The meticulous attention to detail,the way they transitioned from one drill to another without wasting a moment and the unselfish teamwork was something I never forgot.Every great coach is a great teacher and Coach Wooden was the greatest of all.
June 05, 2010
All Hail to old Purdue all Hail to the Gold and Black! Now he belongs to the ages.
June 05, 2010
You were the biggest part of my childhood/young adulthood. I knew when you came on the fired there'd be exciting football to come. RIP Coach and sympathies to your family and players.
June 05, 2010
To the Wooden Family,
Your father has gone home to be with his Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. He truly lived a life that God would say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou in." May He comfort you with the knowledge there will be a great and glorious reunion one day, as your father has now be reunited with your mother. Psalm 116:1-7 and 15-17.
In HIS love and prayers.
June 05, 2010
It was truly an honor to watch the teams that Mr Wooden put on the floor. R.I.P !
June 05, 2010
Thanks Coach for all you have done for college basketball
June 05, 2010
What an outstanding coach and human being. I'm sure his former players can now see what a valuable relationship they had.
June 05, 2010
Coach Wooden - Thank you for the example you were. It will always be said "You did it the right way".
God Bless!
Coach Greg James, Vidalia, Georgia
June 05, 2010
Bye John Wooden u lived a great long life of wisdom n honor for u and UCLA and all who played under u a great Man n coach u be always Loved n Missed.Now u are in heaven now at peace!
June 05, 2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYrsfERVGrM

John Wooden has gone home to his beloved Nellie. Godspeed, Coach Wooden.
June 05, 2010
My Condolence to the Family...

Micheal L. Nesbitt
Burbank,CA.
June 05, 2010
June 05, 2010
Our deepest condolenes,
The promises of the Lord
at John 6:40 says: For this
is the will of my Father,
that everyone that beholds
the Son and exercies faith
in him have everlasting life
and I will resurrect him on
the last day.
June 05, 2010
John Wooden lived a Godly life that expressed itself in the many wonderful traits this man possessed and passed on to everyone he came in contact with. He was the quinessential selfless man, and his life is an example we can all learn from to become a better world. Basketball and all its successes were a by-product of the core values that John Wooden stood for.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends that so dearly loved this wonderful man, and it lifts my heart to know he is by Nells side once again!
God bless you John, you will be missed!
June 05, 2010
As a young boy, my father and I watched his Bruins at 11:30 PM on the east coast each Saturday night. He was amazing. About ten years ago I had the chance to meet him in Athens, GA and spend just a few minutes with him. He was the reason that I began coaching basketball and remained my coaching idol even after her retired. God bless you and what you brought to this world.
June 05, 2010
The Wooden Family,
Coach Wooden,along with his basketball and life philosophy were an inspiration to all young basketballers of my era. May his memories bring you joy at this difficult hour.
June 05, 2010
I knew this man only on a TV screen, but was so impressed with his demeanor and his sucess as a coach. Sat up many Sat nights to watch his teams.
Best to the family and his ex players who I am sure will miss him very
much.

T Crawford, DE
June 05, 2010
i never knew him personally but i enjoyed what he stood for and what he acomplished in my life time.he was a great man indeed
June 05, 2010
I am so sorry for your loss, I know John Wooden will be missed by his fans and friends and family may the God of all comfort and tender mercies be with you in your time of grief.
June 05, 2010
R.I.P coach Wooden
June 05, 2010
Thank you for your leadership in all walks of life. Coach Wooden was a COACH.
June 05, 2010
May the remembered friendship, love, talent and
compassion of Mr. Wooden, bring you comfort
in knowing that there is going to be a resurrection
of our loved one's as Jesus Christ so promised.
(John 5:25,28,29). Please accept my condolences.
June 05, 2010
My sincere condolences to the entire Wooden family. The world has lost a remarkable man. I have been a Bruin's fan since the mid 60"s and have always admired Coach for the manner in which he coached the game. He is certainly "one of a kind" and there will be no others like him. Rest in Peace Coach.
June 05, 2010
Coach Wooden was, and will forever remain, an iconic part of my youth. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. A world without John Wooden is going to take some getting used to.
June 05, 2010
Coach Wooden
Thank you for gracing us with your presence.
Mike Forman
UCLA MFA 1982
June 05, 2010
he made high school country boys dream of the game of college basketball who were not good enough to play to go to that level john wayne john wooden truley unforgetable names
June 05, 2010
"WELL DONE" IS THE LEAST GOD WOULD
SAY." HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF
BECOMING AN ANGEL?"
CARL COSIMO RIZZO I
June 05, 2010
While your in heaven you go back to being 33 as the Medjugorje Mother Mary told us.You could pick up a great game with the real head coach in heaven.Good luck.I think He's as old as you are now also,33.
June 05, 2010
Coach. You will always be remembered by the nation as a true gentleman and scholar. A life well lived and a job well done. May you rest in peace!!!.
June 05, 2010
To the the family of John Wooden - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow,I know that John will be missed by many.
June 05, 2010
You rocked UCLA's team.
May we remember you forever.

R.I.P.
June 05, 2010
Wooden Family -

How lucky were we to stand back and be able to watch and learn from John Wooden. I have mentioned John Wooden's teachings and his principals behind his teachings in my staff room quite often. Mr. Wooden taught us how to live, how to treat others, how to carry one's self in a dignified manner throughout life. I never got the opportunity to meet Mr. Wooden, but seeing him through my fathers, husbands, and his friends eyes - I felt as if I knew him. Please know your family member has touched many, many people. My hope is that Mr. Wooden knew this - although he was far to humble to ever admit to this I'm sure.

With Love and Admiration -

The Figueroa Family
June 05, 2010
The World has lost one of the all-time greats. John Wooden may no longer be with us, but his words of wisdom, legacy, and influence will remain with us forever.
June 05, 2010
So sorry to hear about the passing of one of the all-time Great Coaches in college basketball. Coach John Wooden! Sincere sympathy to Coach Wooden's two children, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Now Coach Woiden has been reunited with his wife and they are having quite a reunion. You coached many of the great players who later went onto the NBA. You had a long terrific life and to lived to be 99 that was wonderful. Rest in peace Coach Wooden. God bless Coach Wooden's family.
June 04, 2010
My condolences are with the Wooden family. Coach will be truly missed. May he rest in peace.
June 04, 2010
Somewhere there is the sound of a basketball on its way up the court; silently seeking its destination. The rip of the cords, the joy of the games played by the UCLA Bruins. Somewhere over Martinsville, Indiana the moon fell silently through the hoop. Thank you Coach, for all the love you gave to the game.
June 04, 2010
I have known Mr. John Wooden for many years and attended many UCLA basketball games. He was a great coach. I was employed by the U.S. Navy (civilian) and was the late Mr. Ernest Filiberti's secretary, who introduced me to Mr. Wooden. Mr. Filiberti was also one of the best referees and Mr. Wooden respected him. May Mr. Wooden rest in peace.
June 04, 2010
To the Wooden family,
My condolences to you all.John had a wonderful and full life.He will always be remembered as an Icon a legend and a mentor for all of time.When I was a player across town he was required reading.His methods and philosiphy plus game films was a must.He was a lot like Casey Stengal in many ways in his teachings and the love of the game and for his players.All you up and coming players get his books and study them because there was no one better and never will be again.
God Bless you John for all the memories and thank you for your guidance and your skills.Rest in Peace Coach Wooden you will live for ever in our hearts.
June 04, 2010
Thanks for a lifetime of excellent basketball and even more as a legend.
June 04, 2010
Coach Wooden - Thank you for the example you set. God Bless and it will always be said "You did it the right way".

Coach Greg James, Vidalia, Georgia
June 04, 2010
To the Wooden Family I give you condolences on the loss of a very great man. He not only instilled in his teams the formula for winning, but also taught them how to be successful in Life. Even now God is talking with John Wooden and saying" Well done my faithful servant. You have run a good race and now it is time for you to rest.
June 04, 2010
Hello Coach,

I thank you for your love and wisdom that has guided me to this day.

I am proud to be the Ohio boy who became one of Wooden's boys.

Basketball gave me a life and you recognized that. Thank you for your encouragement to continue my Master's Degree and to follow my dreams. We will always remember your perfect speaking of the Polish language to my wife, Renata. Blessings, Lee MIchael Walczuk Gilmour/St. Edward 1966... UCLA 1969 National Champs
June 04, 2010
I HONESTLY DON'T THINK HIS ACHIEVEMENTS WILL EVER BE MATCHED. IT'S JUST NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. SO MANY PEOPLE LOVED JOHN WOODEN.
June 04, 2010
May you live in the glory of your Savior forevermore!
June 04, 2010
John wooden was a man of great principals and was a true insperation to many including myself and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family
June 04, 2010
THE LEGEND OF ALL LEGENDS,REST IN PEACE COACH
June 04, 2010
Coach Wooden was not only a great coach -but a great man-the world has lost a great winner & a great man.
June 04, 2010
A legend in College Basketball. Will be greatly missed. God and the Lord Jesus Christ now have a basketball coach sitting along side them. Gary c.
June 04, 2010
Coach Wooden was a legend in his own time. I loved watching the Bruins during their championship era. They were an awesome team because of an awesome coach. The Wooden Family, Kareem, and the other former UCLA Bruins, have my deepest sympathy.
June 04, 2010
I was fan UCLA Basketball & TV in 1960's & 1970'S. 1 missed coach John.
June 04, 2010
May peace find your family and friends, as well as the many people I am sure you inspired to play the great game of basketball. Your legacy will forever live past your days here on Earth.
June 04, 2010
Thanks for the memories John...I always enjoyed your love of the game! Rest in Peace....Jim
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