“John Wooden is revered as one of basketball's most successful and most esteemed coaches. This book shows that his philosophy of coaching can extend beyond the hardwood court. In Coach Wooden: One on One readers will discover a side to the coach that, despite all the media attention and hype, proves him to be serene, spiritual, and very insightful about the deep concerns of people and the highest callings in life. Separated into 60 two-page chapters, this book is more along the format of a devotional collection. Each chapter features advice, experience, wisdom and perspectives from the coach, followed by suggested Bible readings that relate to the topic of the day.
“Unlike his two previous books that were life stories, Wooden and They Call Me Coach, this book is more on the order of a half-time pep talk or private motivational counseling sessions. To that end, it isn't a sports book. No one will learn how to shoot a three-pointer or how to grab rebounds by studying these pages. However, anyone needing his or her spirits lifted or a daily dose of genuine encouragement will find confidence-building words herein.” -- Jason Bilbrey, Christian Book Previews.com
This book of 60 daily readings is the result of one-on-one conversations between basketball’s legendary coach and teacher, John Wooden, and Jay Carty, former Laker and one-time Wooden assistant. Each of the two-page readings contains life wisdom from the Coach, application and reflection from Jay and a daily Scripture reading and prayer.