This is a story about the man I think was
one of the best MHS Quarterback and overall person to ever walk the halls of MHS.
To this day he remains a gentleman.
After looking at the awards and accolades that Ed accrued during his
four years at Minden High School it might be difficult to expand on this
great man. From Class President to All-State Quarterback to All-State
track, Ed represented the best in intelligence, kindness, and humility.
But, there may be few who remember perhaps the story of Ed Greer, the
track athlete. Ed ran the mile run for 4 years at MHS. That was at a
time when track was a very unimportant sport. There are many of us who
remember Ed running quarter mile laps at the track long after the other
track athletes had retired for the day. He also ran and ran on the
weekends. As a senior he set the Northwestern State Relays of 4:30.0 in
the mile run. This with little coaching. He won state in 1961 the year
he graduated and finished his regular season career undefeated. He was
invited to run in the New Orleans Meet of Champions in 1961 and he ran a
MHS best of 4.23.7 in the mile and finished 2nd to Larry Shirey who ran
a 4.23.4. Even now, 46 years later, Ed's time of 4.23 would win most if
not all of the LA state track meets.
As a senior in high school Ed was voted the All-Southern Quarterback,
finishing ahead of later LSU Quarterback Pat Screen. Screen was a
quarterback in high school but because of Ed's stats, Pat was moved to
the halfback position in the All-South voting of 1960.
Ed later went to LSU Law School and was voted student body
Vice-President of the whole LSU campus. During those years he married
Bennie Holliday, MHS 1963. Ed is retired from the practice of law and
is now a writer in New York City.
Larkin Edwin Greer, MHS Class of 1961: Athlete, scholar, and friend to
Tom Carey, M.D.