The Pyramid of Success is a framework of successful behaviors developed by UCLA men's basketball, Coach John Wooden. His teams won 10 NCAA National Championships in the space of 12 years, including 88 straight games. He was named the coach of the century by ESPN. John Wooden ended his UCLA coaching career with a 620–147 overall record and a winning percentage of .808. Coach Wooden worked hard on the characteristics and traits that help define a successful person. After decades of work, in 1948, he created the iconic triangular picture and named it the “Pyramid of Success.” The Pyramid of Success wasn’t about basketball, though. The life tools and principles identified in the Pyramid of Success represented a path to becoming a better person.