When Los Angeles Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw took the mound Wednesday in the major league baseball 2012 regular season finale against arch-rival San Francisco, much was on the line. While the game meant nothing in the standings (the Giants were already going to the postseason, and the Dodgers were not), a solid performance would mean …
Coaching wizard John Wooden modeled Christian character
Former players, university officials and friends eulogized John Wooden at a public memorial service June 26, remembering the legendary UCLA Bruins men’s basketball coach as a dedicated family man and a wise teacher who lived out the values of his renowned Pyramid of Success, which includes the component of faith.
“Coach Wooden was one in a billion,” said former Bruins and Los Angeles Lakers player Jamaal Wilkes. “Coach lived a Christian life, and he died a Christian death.”
Current UCLA men’s basketball coach Ben Howland described Wooden as a humble man. “His basic nature was love,” Howland said.
Neil Cole traded his pulpit for a patio table at a trendy California coffee shop--and started the first of his unusual churches.