Edmund Dollard

Edmund Dollard (1885-1964)

Teams coached: Syracuse Orange
Syracuse record: 151-59 (.719)
Overall record: 151-59 (.719)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1911-1924 Syracuse

Edmund Dollard Facts

  • Edmund Dollard
  • Born February 12, 1885
  • Died June 1964
  • Hometown: Syracuse, New York
  • Alma Mater: Syracuse University (BA, 1908)
  • Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy (NY) and initially enrolled a Holy Cross before transferring to his hometown Syracuse University midway through his freshman year
    • Played basketball for four years at SU, serving as team captain as a senior in 1907-08
    • Also lettered all four years in baseball, playing as a catcher for the Orangemen
  • In 1911, Dollard was tabbed to be the first paid head basketball coach at his alma mater
    • Went 151-59 over 13 years at the helm of the program, coaching the Orangemen from 1911-24
    • His 1917-18 team went 16-1 and was retroactively named National Champions (Helms and Premo-Porretta)
  • After coaching, Dollard – who graduated as a Civil Engineer – worked for the city of Syracuse until retiring in 1956
    • Served as city commissioner of assessment & taxation and was chairman of the county works commission
  • Passed away in June 1964 at the age of 79
    • Posthumously inducted into the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame in 2009

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