Seven Point Creed

Coach Johns Wooden’s Seven Point Creed – Get pdf version


John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910, in Martinsville, Indiana) is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (Class of 1961) and a coach (Class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories. John Wooden’s Seven Point Creed, given to him by his father Joshua upon his graduation from grammar school:

• Be true to yourself.
• Help others.
• Make friendship a fine art.
• Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
• Make each day your masterpiece.
• Build a shelter against a rainy day.
• Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.