Coach Emily

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Emily Basnight


Head Gator Coach



John Wooden was the head Basketball coach at UCLA during the late 40's to mid 70's and had a ridiculous amount of success with his team and players during his time coaching there. His "Pyramid of Success" is tapped to the office window that faces the entrance to the pool, and I came across this TED talk of his that has a thought provoking definition of success that is worth hearing. The video is about 17mins long, but the first 5mins contain Wooden's definition. The rest of the TED talk is about Wooden's idea on the difference between winning and succeeding. The whole video is very worth while and is fantastic to watch as a swimmer, coach or parent. 

-Coach Emily