Duncan McGeachy

Category

Builder

Sport

Multi-Sport

Hometown

St. Stephen

Year Inducted

2011

Sport Ambassador

builder

Duncan McGeachy

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

Duncan McGeachy of St. Stephen has been a lifelong coach, organizer, official, administrator and fund-raiser for school and community athletics in his home town, but his impact has also been felt across New Brunswick.He coached basketball, track and field, cross-country and soccer at St. Stephen High School and competed successfully against much larger schools.His basketball teams won more than 20 provincial championships and he has coached some of the province's best track and field athletes.He chaired the committee that adopted his proposal to reorganize high school sports conferences, a prototype of the system still in place.A tireless promoter of athletes, he believes in the importance of sports for an individual and for their community.McGeachy has received numerous accolades, including Queen's Medals and Merit Awards, and a St. Stephen sports and recreation facility named in his honour. Enrolled into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, May 28, 2011

Quick Facts

  • A coach, organizer, official, administrator and a fund-raiser for school and community sports for more than 40 years 

  • He has coached basketball; athletics (Track & Field); cross country running; soccer 

  • National Manager for basketball at the inaugural Canada Winter Games of 1967 

  • His basketball teams have won more than 20 provincial championships sometimes facing competition from school's 5 times the size of his own 

  • He proposed, and chaired the committee which implemented the plan to reorganize school athletic conferences forming the basis of the structure which is still in place today

  • Among many other accolades, has received the Government of Canada’s Centennial Medal (1967); the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) all in recognition of his tireless service to the community 

  • The two soccer pitches, rugby field, three ball diamonds, 400 metre track, 6 tennis courts and a nature walk at St. Stephen’s High School are collectively named "McGeachy Fields" in his honour