Conversations With Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, And Life by Gary AdamsConversations With Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, And Life by Gary Adams

Conversations With Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, And Life

byGary AdamsForeword byEric Karros

Hardcover | May 25, 2013

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From legendary basketball coach John Wooden's life lessons and 'pyramid of success' philosophy to musings on his favorite sport-baseball-this engaging account chronicles the friendship between Wooden and fellow University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) head coach Gary Adams. For nearly a decade, the two celebrated coaches shared an office and developed a close friendship that lasted 35 years until Wooden's passing. Adams's heartwarming narrative details discussions they shared aboutheroes, history, life, and their mutual favorite pastime-baseball. The book also reflects on Wooden's core philosophies and the guiding principles behind his numerous basketball successes, including his election into two halls of fame as a player and a coach, winning 10 National College Athletic Association (NCAA) National Championships in a 12-year period, and being named NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year six times. Recollections from Major League Baseball stars Eric Karros, David Roberts, and Chase Utley are also included, along with quotes from other athletes and associates of UCLA.
Gary Adams was the head coach of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) baseball team for 30 years. He is the school's all-time winningest baseball coach and led the team to conference titles and five second-place finishes. He lives in Bear Valley Springs, California. Eric Karros is a UCLA alumnus and a retired Major League B...
Title:Conversations With Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, And LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:439 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.4 inPublished:May 25, 2013Publisher:Santa Monica PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:159580076X

ISBN - 13:9781595800763

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“Coach Adams, we know how much our dad valued your long friendship. Conversations with Coach Wooden brought us laughter and tears as we read it. Thank you, Gary, for sharing your memories of our dad, John Wooden.” —Nan and Jim Wooden, Daughter and Son of John Wooden