John Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. While he passed away in 2010, his legacy still lives on. Nicknamed the Wizard of Westwood, as head coach at UCLA, he won 10 NCAA national championships in a 12-year period, with a record of 7 in a row. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and a coach, making him the first individual to be enshrined in both categories. He was named NCAA College Basketball's Coach of the Year in 1964, and Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 1972. John has authored several books about basketball and life and received numerous awards throughout his lifetime. He was married to his wife Nellie for 53 years before she passed from cancer in 1985. John passed away in 2010 at age 99 and was survived by his son, Jim and daughter, Nan.