Brigham Young has Danny Ainge and Acton Boxboro has Johnny Edgar. After forging a legend at Acton High School, John left the courts and fields he knew so well to become a star at our State University in Amherst. His athletic achievements at Acton High School are impressive, especially those on the cement floor of Acton High School's band box gymnasium. As a 1000 point career sharp shooter, John is most proud of his team accomplishments. Acton, two time Wachusett League Champion, three time Tech and Small School Tournament participant, and the 1953 Small School Tournament Champion. John was three times named a league All-Star and to the All-Tournament Team his senior year.
At the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, John played for the freshmen basketball and baseball teams, and played three years of varsity athletics in each sport. His senior year, John received The Most Improved Player Award and set the school free throw mark with 27 consecutive makes. On the diamond, John's senior year nine were the Yankee Conference Champions led by his team leading 375 batting average and 1.46 E.R.A. Athletics continue to be an important part of John's post graduate years shining in the U.S. Army and as a semi-pro basketball player and as a tennis champion at the Wimbelton 109 Tennis Club in Dover, Massachusetts and the Longwood Cricket Club of Chestnut Hill. John's most memorable moments at Acton are the privilege of playing basketball for Coach Joseph Sheehan and the 1953 Tournament season. John has fond memories of the town's great support for their athletes and is proud that Blanchard Gymnasium was built as a direct result of the basketball program's success. John and his wife Gayle have lived in Medfield the last 30 years raising four children and enjoying their eight grandchildren. Mr. Edgar is President of Lewandos, Inc. Laundry and Dry Cleaning with stores in Needham, Boston and Charlestown. John is an active particpant in his profession's associations along with the Needham Business Association.