Tuesday, February 25, 2014

John Wooden - Civil Engineer

From Wooden: A Coach's Life:

"Wooden, however, was not going to let basketball dictate his decision.  He aspired to be a civil engineer, and one of the few state universities that had a civil engineering program was Purdue.  The school also had an excellent basketball team, and though Wooden had never visited the campus, several of his friends who were Purdue students recommended that he go there.  As the summer of 1928 concluded, he decided to head for West Lafayette."

Wooden probably would have ended up a civil engineer except for the summer camp requirement for civil engineering students.  His $70 per semester tuition required him to work in the summers.

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