UCLA's Tribute to Coach Wooden

UCLA's Tribute to Coach Wooden In June, UCLA lost a legendary figure in Coach John Wooden, and the university magazine, led by Creative Director Charlie Hess, dedicated the October issue to honoring his legacy.
He's considered one of the greatest college basketball coaches of all time. But more importantly, he retired at 65 and then lived a productive life for another 35 years -- teaching his philosophy, The Pyramid of Success , and generally mentoring another couple generations. He passed away just before his 100th birthday. I tried to capture his humility and quiet spirituality with this cover.


For the feature opening spread -- instead of another portrait of him, we shot his seat at Pauley Pavilion, where he always sat to watch the basketball games, and is now a permanent monument to him (no one will ever sit in that seat again.)

Above: the back cover of the issue, ad-free.

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