Remembering the Wizard

The Wooden Legacy

11-Season High School Coaching Record
Year Won Lost Pct.
Totals 218 42 .838
Two-Season Record at Indiana State
Year Won Lost Pct.
Totals 47 14 .778
27-Season Coaching Record at UCLA
Conference
Year Won Lost Pct.
Totals 316 68 .823
Full Season
Year Won Lost Pct.
Totals 620 147 .808
40-Season All-Time Coaching Record
40-Seasons Won Lost Pct.
Totals 885 203 .813

John Wooden Year-by-Year at UCLA
John Wooden (620-147)


1948-49 – 22-7
1949-50 – 24-7
1950-51 – 19-10
1951-52 – 19-12
1952-53 – 16-8
1953-54 – 18-7
1954-55 – 21-5
1955-56 – 22-6
1956-57 – 22-4
1957-58 – 16-10
1958-59 – 16-9
1959-60 – 14-12
1960-61 – 18-8
1961-62 – 18-11
1962-63 – 20-9
1963-64 – 30-0 *
1964-65 – 28-2 *
1965-66 – 18-8
1966-67 – 30-0 *
1967-68 – 29-1 *
1968-69 – 29-1 *
1969-70 – 28-2 *
1970-71 – 29-1 *
1971-72 – 30-0 *
1972-73 – 30-0 *
1973-74 – 26-4
1974-75 – 28-3 *
* Denotes National Championship Season
1930-31-32 : All-American basketball player at Purdue.
1932 : College Basketball ‘Player of the Year’
1932 : Big Ten Conference Medal for Proficiency in Scholarship and Athletics
1943 : All-Time All-American Basketball team, Helms Athletic Foundation
1960 : Inducted to the National Basketball Hall of Fame, as a player
1964 : Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, First Group
1964 : California ‘Father of the Year’
1964-’67-’69-’70-’72-’73 : NCAA College Basketball ‘Coach of the Year’
1970 : The Sporting News ‘Sports’ Man of the Year’
1971 : Friar’s Club ‘Coach of the Century’
1972 : Inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame, as a coach (first person inducted in more than one category)
1973 : Sports Illustrated ‘Sports’ Man of the Year’
1973 : UCLA Honorary ‘Alumnus of the Year’
1973 : Whitney M. Young, Jr., National Urban League Memorial Award for Humanitarianism
1973 : Campbell College ‘Honorary Doctorate of Humanities’
1974 : First Annual Dr. James Naismith Peach Basket Award for outstanding contributions to basketball
1974 : First Annual National Layman’s Leadership Institute Velvet Covered Brick Award for Christian Leadership
1974 : First John Bunn Hall of Fame Service Award
1974 : California ‘Grandfather of the Year’ Award by National Father’s Day Committee
1975 : California Sports Father of the Year Award
1984 : Inducted into the Indiana State Athletic Hall of Fame
1987 : Bellarmine Medal of Excellence. First sports figure to be honored following such figures as Mother Teresa and Walter Cronkite.
1993 : First CASEY Award for exceptional service in amateur athletics.
1993 : Sportslink ‘Pathfinder Award’ to Hoosier with extraordinary service on behalf of American youth.
1994 : Inducted into GTE/Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
1994 : Sports Illustrated ’40 for the Ages’.
1994 : Landry Medal for Inspiration to American youth.
1995 : The Frank G. Wells Disney Award
1995 : Lexington Theological Seminary Service to Mankind Award.
1995 : Reagan Distinguished American Award.
1995 : AYA Humanitarian of the Year.
1995 : NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Sportsman Award
1996 : Given Sixth Victor Award from City of Hope
1998 : ICON Award, UCLA Center on Aging
1998 : Roy Firestone Award, Westcoast Sports Associates
1998 : Corvette Award, St. Vincent Medical Center
1999 : Named by ESPN as the Greatest Coach of the 20th Century
1999 : San Pedro Boys and Girls Club Service to Youth award
2000 : Naismith Men’s College Coach of the 20th Century
2000 : Uni. of Louisville ‘Honorary Doctorate of Public Service’
2001 : 25th Anniversary of the John R. Wooden Award
2002 : Charter Member, Pac-10 Hall of Honor
2003 — Awarded U.S. Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush
2003 — (Dec. 20) “Nell and John Wooden Court” in Pauley Pavilion
2006 — Named one of the 100 Most Influential Student-Athletes in NCAA History (No. 5)
2006 — U.S. Post Office in Reseda, CA, named in Coach Wooden’s honor
2006 — Inducted into the NABC National Basketball Hall of Fame as a Charter Member
2008 — Inducted into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s Hall of Honor (May 20)
2009 — Named the Greatest Coach of All-Time in any sport by Sporting News (July 29)

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