Indianapolis, Indiana: Coach of the Leg Lamps Team Field Report

200 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN
South edge of downtown. In the median of W. Georgia St. just west of its intersection with S. Meridian St.
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Coach of the Leg Lamps.

Coach of the Leg Lamps
Bronze sculpture of basketball coach John Wooden shows him crouched in a huddle, surrounded by five pairs of disembodied human legs. Report... [12/21/2017]

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Coach of the Leg Lamps.

Coach of the Leg Lamps

When walking in the dark back to my hotel after a couple of adult beverages at a local pub, the statue gave my quite a shock! An older gentleman in a suit and tie, on one knee, surrounded by five pairs of bodiless legs, all atop what appears to be a flat-earth platform.

[Mike Gassmann, 06/02/2019]
Coach of the Leg Lamps

The reason Coach Wooden appears with just the legs of the players is this: he was adamant that new players took care with their socks. He said that if players couldn't get their socks right, they wouldn't play well. Comfort allowed them to play their best.

[Jodi Behnke, 04/07/2015]

Coach of the Leg Cramps.

Coach of the Leg Cramps

Gold/bronzish sculpture on Georgia Street. Cool statue.

[Cindy, 06/19/2013]

Known by both admirers and detractors as "Coach of the Leg Lamps," referring to the Lady's Leg Lamp from the film "A Christmas Story," which was set in Indiana. The sculpture is a perhaps too-conceptual tribute to Indiana basketball coach John Wooden.

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