Judy Merrrill Metz
Class of 1973
Influential, Selfless, and Faithful: these are three words that would describe Judy (Merrill) Metz, CHS 1973. Judy is an outstanding candidate for the Hall of Fame because she personifies the qualities of what this Hall of Fame represents. She was an exceptional high school athlete in a pre-Title IX generation. Her community and civic involvement in the Town of Chelmsford has spanned over 40 years.
For over 35 years, Judy has played an influential role in the lives of her students, athletes, and coworkers. She coached multiple sports and knew how to maintain the balance of hard work, respect and fun. She had the innate ability to make each athlete feel they belonged and that they had a purpose with a role to play on the team. To this day, when she meets a former player or parent they always reminisce about how much fun it was to be part of her team.
Judy was an all-around athlete at Chelmsford High School. She played 3 years of varsity basketball. (CHS was only grades 10-12.) Judy was a stand-out basketball player and captain of the team her senior year. She was a strong leader on and off the court. Named MVP her senior year and to the All Tourney team her junior and senior year. She played 2 years of varsity softball as a sophomore and junior. Due to a broken arm, Judy played tennis her senior year (third singles and second doubles).
Judy attended Plymouth (NH) State College, graduating in 1978 with a BS-Physical Education and obtained a M.Ed. from Framingham (MA) State College in 2008 with a concentration in International Education. Following a highly successful teaching, coaching and administrative career in US public education, Judy went abroad to a school in Venezuela to teach as well as serve as the athletic director in grades 6-12.
She supports many community projects and volunteers on many church, CHSAA and civic boards.