Hec Edmundson

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameClarence Sinclair "Hec"•Edmundson
Used nameHec•Edmundson
Born3 August 1886 in Moscow, Idaho (USA)
Died6 August 1964 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
Measurements183 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsSeattle Athletic Club, Seattle (USA)
NOC United States


Hec Edmundson won the AAU 880 in 1909, and competed in the 400 and 800 at the 1912 Olympic Games, but he was best known as a basketball coach. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Idaho (1916-18), but then spent 28 years at the University of Washington (1920-47), where the field house was named in his honor. He also coached track for a few years.

Personal Bests: 400 – 50.2 (1912); 880y – 1:55.2 (1909).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1912 Summer Olympics Athletics USA Hec Edmundson
400 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 h1 r2/3
800 metres, Men (Olympic) 7