Terry Schofield

George Terence Schofield (born June 16, 1948) is an American former basketball player and coach. He played college basketball with the UCLA Bruins, winning three national championships (1969–1971) under Coach John Wooden. Schofield played professionally in Germany, where he later became a basketball coach. He also became an English lecturer for a German university.

Terry Schofield
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Schofield in the championship game of the 1971 NCAA Tournament
Personal information
Born (1948-06-16) June 16, 1948 (age 72)
Los Angeles, California
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High schoolSaint Monica
(Santa Monica, California)
NBA draft1971 / Undrafted
Career highlights and awards
As player

Early lifeEdit

Schofield was born in Los Angeles,[1] and began playing organized basketball in the fifth grade.[2] He attended Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California,[3] where he was a three-time All-Bay Area first team selection, named to the all-league first team twice, awarded the league's Most Valuable Player, and was also first-team all-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).[2][3]

College careerEdit

Schofield enrolled at Santa Monica City College, where he led the Metropolitan Conference in scoring as a freshman in 1966–67 after averaging 21 points per game.[2] The following year, he transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was on their non-playing squad for a year.[4]

As a sophomore in 1968–69, he was expected to start for the Bruins. However, he was beaten out by John Vallely, another junior college transfer, though Schofield was the better shooter. The move left him unhappy for two years.[5] After Vallely graduated, Coach John Wooden opted to promote Kenny Booker to start over Schofield in 1970–71. The coach felt Booker was slightly better on defense and would be a better fit with the other starters.[5][6] Schofield became the top guard off the bench, and served as the team's sixth man.[6][7] He averaged 6.2 points and 2.4 rebounds as UCLA finished 29–1 and captured their seventh National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship in eight seasons.[7] It was Schofield's third straight title with the Bruins (1969–1971);[8] he is one of 14 players who won three national titles at UCLA under Wooden.[9]

Professional careerEdit

At the urging of former UCLA teammate John Ecker, Schofield went to Germany to play professionally.[10] He later became a coach in Germany.[11] He led BG Göttingen to Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) titles in 1980, 1983, and 1984;[12] he has also coached TTL Bamberg.[13] Starting in 1980, Schofield coached the German national team.[11][14] He also became an English lecturer at the University of Göttingen.[15]


  1. ^ "Terence Schofield". munzinger.de (in German). Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c McCullough, Susie (March 1, 1967). "Corsair Basketball Star Terry Schofield Proves Hard Work Is Key To Success". The Corsair. p. 4. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.
  3. ^ a b http://library.la84.org/SportsLibrary/HELMS/Basketball/HelmsBasketballAnnual1966.pdf
  4. ^ "Coach Names 15-Man Bruin Cage Roster". Valley News. Van Nuys, Calif. November 10, 1968. Retrieved May 28, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ a b Wooden, John; Tobin, Jack (2004). They Call Me Coach. McGraw Hill Professional. p. 166. ISBN 9780071424912.
  6. ^ a b "Wooden, Boyd Agree—UCLA Again". The Sun. San Bernardino, Calif. Associated Press. November 25, 1970. p. D-2. Retrieved April 21, 2015 – via Newspapers.com. 
  7. ^ a b "1971 Men's Basketball Team Celebrates 40th Anniversary" (Press release). UCLA Athletics. February 26, 2011. Archived from the original on May 29, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "John Wooden's championship years at UCLA". Los Angeles Times. June 13, 2010. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Crowe, Jerry (April 3, 2009). "Kobe Bryant vs. Ron Artest is worth hearing". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.
  10. ^ Davis, Seth (2014). Wooden: A Coach's Life. Times Books. p. 503. ISBN 9780805099416.
  11. ^ a b Duff, Donald (June 4, 1992). "International basketball coach impressed with locals". Stabroek News. p. 13. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  12. ^ Schmidt-Scheuber, Miles (February 25, 2009). "The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Hope For A Positive Commotion In The Lokhalle Against BG Gottingen". eurobasket.com. Retrieved May 28, 2015.
  13. ^ Hersom, Bob (November 15, 1991). "It'll Be January, Says Tubbs, Before OU Finds Right Mix". the Oklahoman. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.
  14. ^ "Besser im Block". Der Spiegel (in German). May 18, 1981. Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.
  15. ^ "Abstand zur Spitze kleiner geworden". wbeyersdorf.de (in German). Archived from the original on May 28, 2015.