Readers of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success received practical, down to earth, biblical tips for being successful in life. Readings based on Wooden's own life experiences and spiritual development through the years revealed that success is built block by block, much like a pyramid. From confidence to faith, the building blocks contribute to moral character and form our key values. Coach Wooden and author Jay Carty would be the first to admit, it is t eugh to simply read about the Pyramid of Success, one must also act on it. Enter the playbook, a pocket guide to the principles and Bible verses that Coach Wooden lived and shared for decades. Like sitting next to the legendary coach himself, working through each principle in the playbook and spending time with God will encourage and set you on the road to success.
John Wooden was a high school and college coach for forty years. During that time, his teams won more than 80 percent of their games. From 1948 to 1975, his UCLA Bruins teams claimed 10 NCAA national championships, including seven in a row, and at one time won 88 consecutive games. Wooden is in the Basketball Hall of Fame, both as a player and a coach. He originated the Pyramid of Success and was the coauthor with Jay Carty of the bestseller Coach Wooden One-on-One. Coach and his wife, Nellie, were married 53 years when she passed away in 1985. Coach lived to be 99 years of age, passing away on June 4, 2010. JAY CARTY has played for the Los Angeles Lakers, coached basketball at his alma mater, Oregon State, and been a part of John Wooden's UCLA coaching staff. After hanging up his basketball shoes, Carty entered ministry. He has been a traveling preacher and the author of many books, includingPlaying with Fire, and the coauthor ofCoach Wooden One-on-One and Darrell Waltrip One-on-One. Jay and his wife, Mary, live in California.