Thursday, November 03, 2005
I'm reading Wooden's Autobiography "They Call Me Coach" He was the UCLA basketball coach for 27 years, and has been called America's winningest coach, with 12 NCAA titles, and 7 consecutive titles from 1967-1975. He's coached greats like Kareem Abdul Jabaar, and Bill Walton.
He reads his Bible everyday, and considers faith to be essential for coaching. To be entrusted with the lives of young men without God would be impossible, says Wooden. His coaching style reflected all of life, not just basketball. He taught his players respect, integrity and hustle.
Guys like Wooden really know how to lead and teach men. Seems like discipleship closely parallels the training on sports teams.
You should read some biographies. It doesn't take long, and their are some cool men and women out there that we can learn from...