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8 Persons awarded the John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award:

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Recognizes the lifetime achievement of coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden's high standards of coaching success and personal achievement.

Dean Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Dean Edwards Smith
Also Known As:
Dean E. Smith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball head coach, team University of North Carolina Tarheels. Recruited the university's first African-American scholarship basketball player. Pushed for equal treatment for African Americans by local businesses. Supporter of Democratic party causes. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2013. Dick Enberg Award 1999. FIBA Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1983. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Iba Award 1979. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 1998. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1997. Texas Track and Field Coaches Hall of Fame 2015. Longhorn Men's Hall of Honor 1980. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 1999.

Gene Keady

Real/Birth Name:
Lloyd Eugene Keady
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head coach, teams Western Kentucky University, Purdue University. Olympic Gold Medal 2000 for team The Dream Team as assistant coach. Henry Iba Award 1984. Henry Iba Award 1996. Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 2007. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Purdue Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame 2010. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2007.

Lute Olson

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Luther Olson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball coach at teams University of Iowa, University of Arizona. Inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2002. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2009. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 2010. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2001.

Muffet McGraw

Real/Birth Name:
Ann O'Brien McGraw
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach for the women's team at University of Notre Dame. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2011. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2014. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2017.

Pat Summitt

Real/Birth Name:
Patricia Sue Head
Also Known As:
Pat Head Summitt
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 14 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Women's basketball coach. Team Tennessee Lady Vols. Won more that 1,000 games. Books Reach for the Summitt, Raise the Roof. Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century 2000. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1990. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2012. Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. Arthur Ashe Courage Award 2012. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2011. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2008.

Tubby Smith

Real/Birth Name:
Orlando Henry Smith
Nickname(s):
Tubby
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
67
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach, teams University of Tulsa, University of Georgia, University of Kentucky, University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, University of Memphis, High Point University. Henry Iba Award 2003. John R Wooden Legends of Coaching Award 2016. Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame 2008.
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