John Wooden Autographed Book, “They Call Me Coach.”
Lot 89. John Wooden Autographed Book, “They Call Me Coach.” Wooden’s black sharpie signature on the dedication page of this book is gem mint 10. As a head coach, Wooden won 664 games while losing only 162. Among college basketball coaches with at least 600 victories, only Adolph Rupp has a better winning percentage. Rupp’s teams won 82.2 percent of their games; Wooden’s teams, 80.4 percent. In a 12-year span as the UCLA coach, Wooden won 10 NCAA national championships, including a record seven in a row. In one stretch, his teams won 88 consecutive games, the record for NCAA men’s basketball. The softcover book signed by Wooden has a vg-ex cover and nm pages. Wooden died in 2010 at the age of 99. Winning Bid $61.