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Edmundson, Heclocked

(03 August 1886–06 August 1964)
  • Dennis S. Clark

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Edmundson, Hec (03 August 1886–06 August 1964), college basketball and track coach, was born Clarence Sinclair Edmundson in Moscow, Idaho, the son of Thomas Sinclair Edmundson and Emma Jeannette Rowley. He acquired an unusual nickname as a boy. Running along dirt roads in the Palouse region of western Idaho, he was frequently heard to utter “Aw, heck!” in self-criticism of his training efforts. Thus Clarence became Hec, the name by which he was known throughout his life....

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