They Call Me Coach

"Success is peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best
to become the best you are capable of becoming

-John R. Wooden

John Wooden-named "Coach of the
Century" by ESPN-will be the guest of
honor at a special dinner and program at
the Marian
Miner Cook Athenaeum,
where he will receive the
prestigious Henry Kravis
Leadership Award. The
evening will also serve to
recognize the student athletes
and coaches of the CMS
(Claremont McKenna,
Harvey Mudd, Scripps)
athletic program.

Coach Wooden is
regarded as the greatest coach
in college basketball history.
He guided UCLA to 88
consecutive wins, a college
basketball record, en route to
an unprecedented record of
10 NCAA basketball
championships in twelve
years from 1964 to 1975. He
is the only man elected to the
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame both as a player and a coach. Coach
Wooden's numerous awards include the Sporting News and
Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year," and the Whitney
Young Urban League Award for Humanitarian Service,
and most recently "Coach of the Century" by ESPN.

Respect for Coach Wooden goes beyond his successful
career at UCLA. Denny Crum, UCLA '59, head basketball coach, University of Louisville, writes, "Everyone
who has ever coached
understands that organizing players on the floor is
only a small part of a
coach's role. A good coach
emphasizes preparation,
dedication, teamwork,
responsibility and accountability. He or she must be a
teacher and a role model.
Coach Wooden is the
perfect role model not only
for anyone who aspires to
be a successful coach, but
anyone who wants to be a
productive citizen."

Books authored by John
Wooden include: Wooden:
A Lifetime of Observations
and Reflections On and Off
the Court
(1997); Practical Modern
(1966); They Call Me
(1972), and Be Quick But
Don't Hurry: Management Secrets from John Wooden's
Pyramid of Success
(with Andrew Hill, 2001).

Dinner reservations are for CMC persons only. The
program will be held in the Athenaeum with overflow
seating in McKenna Auditorium, where there will be live,
remote video projection.