Coach Warren Lager Visits Legendary Coach John Wooden
January 23, 2009
I had a wonderful visit with one of my heroes, Coach John Wooden, from UCLA. I met with Coach at his home in Encino for about an hour and a half. I am grateful to college Pirate swimmer Bobby Chapman’s dad, Scott, for arranging this time. Coach is 98 years old, but unbelievably sharp. He shared wisdom about coaching, his pyramid of success, quoted Lincoln and Mother Teresa and recited several poems from memory. Coach emphasized several times that love and balance are the two most important words in the English language. It was the thrill of a lifetime.