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John Wooden
  • Name: John Wooden
  • Born: 10/14/1910
  • Died: 06/04/2010 (99 years old)

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) 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 I 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 in 1931–1932.

Birth Place: Hall, Indiana

Death Place: Los Angeles, California

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