Willard Schmidt

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameWillard Theodore•Schmidt
Used nameWillard•Schmidt
Born14 February 1910 in Swanton, Nebraska (USA)
Died13 April 1965 in Coffeyville, Kansas (USA)
Measurements205 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsMcPherson Oilers, McPherson, Kansas (USA)
NOC United States


Willard Schmidt was a 6-10 (2.08) center from Creighton University who played for the McPherson Globe Oilers in the mid 30s. He was primarily a back-up center in 1936 when McPherson lost in the finals of the Olympic Trials and so was not named to the original team. However he was later added to the team and played well in Berlin for the Olympic team.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) USA Willard Schmidt
Basketball, Men (Olympic) United States 1 Gold