Coach John Wooden


Note: John Wooden passed away in 2010, at the age of 99. This interview was conducted in 2007.

John Wooden became well-known as a basketball coach but his common-sense principles of success have made him one of the world’s most sought after speakers.

At the age of 96, he shows no signs of slowing down.

The legendary UCLA coach talked to Growing Bolder about the state of college basketball today, his Pyramid of Success and his highly successful books. He also talked about all his interests that keep him busy, including visiting California’s mountains, beaches and tourist attractions, as well as spending time with his beloved grandkids and great-grandchildren.

For more on the coach’s legendary career and to look through his virtual scrapbook, visit his Web site,