They Call Me Coach by John Wooden is Wooden’s autobiography. The book tells how Wooden was too shy to talk to his high school crush all the way to his NCAA championships. To help you get a feel of the book and Wooden as a person I’ll point out that Wooden carried a cross in his pocket everywhere he went to remind himself of his religious duties. But he also pointed out that the cross is not an idol, just a reminder. I was hoping there wasn’t going to be a lot of basketball talk in They Call Me Coach but I was expecting it. There wasn’t too much talk of basketball until the end so I was happy. I was getting a little bored at the end though because it seemed like that was all he was talking about. But Wooden’s simple writing style, thoughts on life, and honesty made it a very great read.
They Call Me Coach by John Wooden
January 4, 2011