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John Wooden

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NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg DeVault.

Black and white images of a young man wearing a basketball uniform is shown.

PAULEY: He was an Indiana High School champion at Martinsville in 1927, a three-time All-America at Purdue, a Lieutenant in the U.S Navy during World War II, and then, John Wooden really became a success.

A colored image is shown of an older John Wooden sitting in front of a lot of awards and trophies. The videos show of him coaching his team as well as his team playing basketball.

PAULEY: As a coach of the UCLA Bruins for 27 years, Wooden established records that will likely never been matched. His teams won 10 NCAA championships, 7 consecutively. He had 4 undefeated seasons and won 188 games in a row.

Images are shown of his election into the hall of fame as both a player and a coach.

PAULEY: He’s in the basketball hall of fame as both a player and a coach. His pyramid of success is the most famous pyramid since the Pharaohs.

Images are shown of a pyramid detailing the ways to become successful is shown. Then an image is shown of him shaking hands with President George W. Bush.

PAULEY: He’s received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, but above all, John Wooden was simply a teacher from Indiana. I’m Jane Pauley.

NARRATOR: This Indiana Bicentennial minute is made possible by the Indiana Historical Society and the law firm of Krieg DeVault.

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