John Wooden & Jay Carty's Bio:
During John Wooden's 40-year coaching career, his high school and college teams won over 80 percent of their games. As men's head coach at UCLA from 1948 to 1975, his Bruin teams claimed 10 NCAA national championships during his final 12 years, including seven in a row, and at one time won 88 consecutive games. Wooden holds a place in the basketball hall of fame as both a player (he was a three-time All-American at Purdue) and a coach (Indiana State and UCLA). Moreover, Sports Illustrated named him Coach of the [20th] Century. He is the originator of the Pyramid of Success and has previously written three books, Practical Modern Basketball, They Call Me Coach and Wooden. Coach Wooden and his wife, Nellie, had been married 53 years when she passed in 1985. Born in Indiana, "Coach" currently lives in Southern California, and at 92 years of age still lectures across the country.
Jay Carty spent three years on John Wooden's UCLA coaching staff. He also coached two years at Oregon State (his alma mater) and played for the Los Angeles Lakers. After hanging up his basketball shoes, Carty entered ministry. For 25 years, he has been a traveling preacher and has written seven books, including Counterattack and Playing with Fire. Carty and his wife, Mary, live in Santa Barbara, California.