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Edgar “Bean” Clark graced our city and Fullerton College in the summer of ’59 from Detroit, Michigan, following Hall of Fame coach Alex Omalev. He enjoyed an outstanding playing career at Fullerton College, then Fullerton JC under Alex Omalev, Jim Bush, and Bill Mann. His sports included basketball and track in the 59’-’60 and ’61 seasons. Edgar was a key component in leading the Hornets to a runner-up spot in the State Championship in that ’59- ’60 season. The following year ’60-’61 the Hornets won the State Championship.
Edgar was the State MVP that year and his name still holds strong in the Fullerton College record books as one of the school’s leading all time scorers. Edgar and Leonard Guinn still hold the record for two players in one season with 1462 points! Edgar also made the All-Tournament team and was MVP. He was also an All-American both years.
Edgar ran track under Hall of Fame FC coach Jim Bush, competing in the 100 yard dash, the 220 yard dash, and many other relay teams. He and FC Hall of Famer Leroy Neal were on numerous national record relay teams. In the ’61 season Edgar helped the Hornets to win their first state team title. His events of the 100, 220 and relays were outstanding. Edgar’s best times were 9.6 in the 100 and 20.6 in the 220. Those times allowed him to attain the 1960 Olympic Games Standard.
After leaving Fullerton College, Edgar went on to join Alex Omalev at Orange State, now Cal State Fullerton where they advanced to the NAIA Tournament. Edgar was named to the All-American team that season. He was the College’s first All-American.
After his playing days, he went to work for Alpha Beta, retiring in 1994 with 30 years of service. In his retirement years he volunteers his time and his talents to the Leon Owens Foundation, which is an organization that awards financial scholarships to deserving high school and college students throughout Southern California. Edgar is a dedicated member and serves as the Foundation’s Financial Assistant.
Edgar has been married to his loving wife Janice Clark for the last 34 years, and they enjoy traveling and seeing the sights in their motor home. The accomplishments that Edgar is most proud of are his son, Robert and wife Amy, daughter Terri and husband Stan, daughter Tracy Clark (a four time All-American at USC for Volleyball) stepson Ray Barker, and grand daughters Brianna and Jordyn Stewart.