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Happy 107th Birthday, Coach Wooden!

On what would have been Coach Wooden’s 107th birthday, we pause to honor his legacy.


Today, we at Bruin Nation are happy to celebrate the legacy of Coach.

Why today?

Because today would have been Wooden’s 107th birthday. It’s a day for all Bruin students, alums and fans to celebrate the excellence which Coach brought to the Four Letters.

Of course, he brought 10 NCAA Titles and the Pyramid of Success.

But, he was also a teacher of young men. Coach taught his players lessons about life.

From teaching them how to properly put on their socks at their first practice to teaching them life lessons like when Bill Walton nearly got kicked off the UCLA Basketball team for refusing to cut his hair.

Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet Coach, but I take every opportunity I can to absorb as much as I can learn about him and I always enjoy hearing about stories like this one.

So, to honor Coach today, please share your favorite Coach story in our comments below.

Happy Birthday, Coach!

And, go Bruins!!!