Hardwood Glory: A Life of John Wooden


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Hardwood Glory written by Barbara Olenyik Morrow examines the life of a man who helped define college basketball in the twentieth centure and became an icon of American sports – John Wooden.

Wooden’s success as a college coach was unprecedented and, in pure numbers, staggering. From 1964 to 1975, he led the UCLA Bruins men’s basketball team to ten National Collegiate Athletic Association national basketball championships, including seven in a row – a feat that may never be matched. During that string of championships, he coached the Bruins to four perfect 30-0 seasons, an NCAA men’s record that still stands.