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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Tony Ammendolia


Tony is back. Returning to his roots as coach of the J.V. Acton Boxboro Boys Soccer Team, Varsity Track and physical education teacher at his Alma Mater. The 1968 Co-Captain of the Boys Varsity Soccer program and previous AB Head Soccer Coach in 1975 and 1976 was partially responsible for the genesis of the local soccer parent youth programs and the soccer boosters club. Because of pioneers such as Tony, the AB Soccer Program at both the high school and youth level has blossomed into one of the most respected in the state of Massachusetts. This former premier Boston Amateur Soccer Team star is recognized as one of the finest A.B.R.H.S. soccer players despite missing his senior year due to illness. Tony carried his soccer skills to the baseball diamond as a member of Larry McNulty's Nine. Let us advance to his collegiate career. Tony was a 4 year starter at North Adams State College reaping MVP honors his freshman year, being elected Co-Captain his junior and senior seasons, leading the team in scoring and receiving the MVP Award in 1972. In that same season Tony was selected as An Outstanding College Athlete in Soccer. Upon graduation, Tony became an assistant coach at North Adams State recruiting future AB Hall of Fame's Bobby Delaney and Jan Kapstad. At the age of 25, Tony became the youngest college coach in the country when he became the Head Coach at Fitchburg State College. For twenty years Tony worked in the corporate community before returning to his first love, coaching and teaching at Acton Boxboro. Tony is back. Tony Ammendolia No less an authority than AB Hall of Fame Coach Dan Boylen has stated, "Tony Ammendolia is the best soccer player I have ever coached." Tony resides in West Acton with his wife Anne. He is blessed with two great AB athletes in their own right, Nicolas and Patrick.

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