How the Great Coach John Wooden Defined Success
30 июля 2013

How the Great Coach John Wooden Defined Success

How the Great Coach John Wooden Defined Success
This is the VOA Special English Education Report, from | John Wooden died in June at the age of ninety-nine. He was one of the greatest twentieth-century Americans in sports. He was an excellent college basketball player. He led Purdue University to a national championship in nineteen thirty-two. After college he was a high school coach. He also taught English for nine years. But where he really made his mark was at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was head coach of men's basketball for twenty-seven years. His teams won a record ten national championships. These included seven in a row during the late nineteen sixties and early seventies. The Bruins have won just one other championship since then. He coached famous players like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, known then as Lew Alcindor, and Bill Walton.Several years ago, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke at a ceremony honoring John Wooden. He said many top athletes worry they will be exploited for their skills by their coach. But that was not the case with John Wooden. The coach was praised for how he taught the basics of the game, like passing, defense and moving without the ball. But he also offered life lessons as a speaker and author. His books included the self-improvement guide "Pyramid of Success." At a speaking event when he was already in his nineties, he explained that his father had taught him a few things about success. He said: "I was raised on a small farm in southern Indiana. Dad tried to teach me and my brothers that you should never try to be better than someone else. Always learn from others and never cease trying to be the best you could be. That's under your control." Those words later helped him with his own definition of success. He said: "Peace of mind attained only through self-satisfaction and knowing you made the effort to do your best. I believe that is true. If you make the effort to do your best, trying to improve the situation that exists for you, I think that is success and I do not think others can judge that." His wife of fifty-three years, Nell, died in nineteen eighty-five. At U.C.L.A. the man known simply as "Coach" had a record of six hundred twenty wins and one hundred forty-seven losses. Current coach Ben Howland calls John Wooden "the greatest coach in the history of basketball."And that's the VOA Special English Education Report. (Adapted from a radio program broadcast 10June2010)
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