While in Nova Scotia in 1950, Duncan began officiating games, up to the intercollegiate level. He also became involved with the New Brunswick Association of Approved Basketball Officials. In addition to coaching and refereeing, during the 1950s and 1960s, McGeachy was very active in the NB Amateur Basketball Association in various capacities, including holding the office of President.
In 1982, he was honoured by Basketball NB with a Special Merit Award for his years of outstanding service to the game of basketball in New Brunswick.
The tradition of strong leadership for the high school's girls' basketball teams continued when Judith Lowe Wilson took over coaching duties in 1958. Born in St. Stephen, Judy is the daughter of Arthur Lowe who was a member of provincial and maritime championship baseball teams of the 1930s. She married another St. Stephen baseball hero when she became Mrs. Harold Rodney Wilson. Judy's passion for sport included baseball, volleyball, track and field and softball. She has a special interest in basketball, however, having run clinics, camps and has refereed. It is her role as coach which, perhaps, has left the most impression on her hometown.
1969 Spartans Provincial Class L Champions
During a four year period, from 1968 to 1972, while under her leadership the St. Stephen High School Spartans won a total of 22 titles and enjoyed an unbroken 118-game winning streak against girls' high school teams.
1970 Spartans Provincial Class L Champions
Twice, in the 1969-1970 season, Judy's team beat the University of New Brunswick team who were, at the time, the ladies Maritime Intercollegiate Champions.
1972 Spartans Provincial Class L Champions
The 1972 Spartans captured a silver medal and the runner-up trophy at the Canadian Juvenile Girls Basketball Tournament in Victoria, British Columbia.
Sports Illustrated cover
27 March 1972
Judy's achievements were noted by Sports Illustrated in 1972. She received a special Sports Illustrated "Award of Merit" Trophy in recognition of her successful coaching career and an article, saluting her achievements appeared in the magazine that same year.
Judy Wilson receiving the 'William Steen (Billy) Greenough Award'
She was named St. Stephen's "Sports Person of the Year" in 1976 for her outstanding contributions as a coach, competitor, referee, builder and supporter and was awarded the "William Steen Greenough Memorial Award". In 1982 Judy was honoured by Basketball New Brunswick when she was presented with a Coaches Award. In 1989, she was presented the Cecil "Lefty" Brownell Trophy to recognize her devotion to sport in St. Stephen.
Judy and Rod Wilson