John B. Edgar, Jr., 1957
Truthfully, there is no fraternal brotherhood quite like Omega Mu at the University of Maine. We are proud of our history, and we are proud of the impressive number of fraternal brothers who played on many University of Maine athletic teams. With conviction and commitment, our Omega Mu athlete brothers brought a great deal of joy and satisfaction to the university community, creating many wonderful memories since the first baseball team was established at Maine State College in the 1870's. The worked together for the success of each Maine team, and the overall civic good of the University of Maine. The sheer number of Omega Mu athlete brothers is an unqualified triumph for the University of Maine. They each gave their best efforts on each team, and what they achieved perfectly compliments what we fraternally believe: drive and determination. It is a heady athletic legacy. Accordingly, their accomplishments claim our fraternal attention and respect. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are proud. Therefore, in the linked soul and spirit of our long fraternal history, we gratefully remember and celebrate our QTV and Omega Mu brothers who participated on many varsity athletic teams at the University of Maine. Their sacrifice of time was worth the effort for them and the student body at the University of Maine who watched them play. They created many warm memories since the early 1870’s. For the eminence of their athletic success; and, above all, for being our Omega Mu brothers, we are all very proud.
Thoreau said it best: “What a difference, whether in all your walks, you meet only strangers, or in one house is one who knows you, and whom you know. To have a brother…How rare these things are.” How true that is, and we remain that way to this day. That is a proud fraternal legacy.
Omega Mu Athlete
John B. Edgar, Jr.,
Omega Mu Years
Late 50's and early 60's brothers at Pig Dinner.
Omega Mu Housemothers
Mrs. Butts and Mrs. Tate
"Tom Tear, Phi Gam's cook for the past 35 years, prepared a buffet supper Sautuday
night at the castle."
"The Phi Gam house was decorated on a French Cafe theme for the formal Friday night. Dance music was by Dale Whitney.
John Edgar was in charge of the affair."
"Phi Gams transformed their house into a tropical isle complete with palm trees, fish nest....and grass skirts for their traditional Fiji Island party....John Edgar was in charge."
Winter Carnival King and Queen
Mr. Campus Chest
University of Maine Athlete
John Edgar, first on the left, on the ground, trying to make a tackle.
"John Edgar thrilled the crowd with a 33 yard touchdown run that displayed possibly the best open field running the state series fans had seen all season."
John Edgar was an associate professor of physical education at Wesleyan University, as well as being the head coach of the swimming team, and an assistant coach of the football team.
swimming team records
He compiled a 41-10 record as the swimming coach.
“What if the space be long and wide,
That parts us from our brother’s side
A soul-joined chain unites our band,
And memory links us hand in hand.”
(Phi Gamma Delta fraternity song)
Chip Chapman, ’82
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