John Wooden was born in 1910 and died just a few months shy of his 100th birthday. He was an American basketball player but was perhaps most fondly remembered as a coach. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood" Wooden led UCLA to ten NCAA national championships in a 12 year period. Under his leadership UCLA broke records including winning an incredible seven championships in a row. Unsurprisingly, he was named national coach of the year over five times. His playing career was also hugely successful having been the first player to be named basketball All-American three times. He went on to inspire greats such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and is widely recognised as one of the greatest figures in basketball history.