In the winter of 2013-14, Terry Meagher will begin his 31st season at the helm of the Bowdoin men's ice hockey team. During his time in Brunswick, Meagher has accumulated a record of 498-228-49 (.674) and made eight appearances in the Championship game of the ECAC Tournament, winning two titles (1986, 1993). More recently, he has led Bowdoin to the NESCAC Tournament in every year of its existence, winning the title in 2013 and has earned five NCAA Tournament appearances, including consecutive bids in 2010-11 and the program's first NCAA Tournament win in 2011.
In 2002-03, Meagher surpassed coaching legend and predecessor Sid Watson (326 wins) with his record-breaking 327th victory. The Polar Bears can boast of being the only Division III team with two 300-win coaches.
Several All-Americans have played for Meagher in his time at Bowdoin, including Jean Roy (Class of 1984) who was a Hobey Baker Award Finalist -- placing him in the top 10 players in the country including all divisions. Meagher has been honored by the New England Hockey Writers Association as its Division II-III New England Coach of the Year three times. In both 1986 and 1989, he was presented with the Edward Jeremiah Mememorial Trophy which is awarded by the American Hockey Coaches Association to the National College Division Coach of the year.
Meagher (pronounced muh-HAR) is a 1976 graduate of Boston University where he received his Bachelor's degree before earning his Master's degree from Illinois State University in 1977. While with Boston University, Meagher made three trips to the NCAA Division I Final Four. During his senior year, he was voted ECAC Tournament Most Valuable Player and the team's most valuable player after leading the team in scoring. He also won the distinguished scholar-athlete award at Boston University as a senior. In his time with Bowdoin, he has also coached men's lacrosse, men's soccer and softball. He also served for over 10 years with the American Hockey Coaches' Association, where he also served a term as president of the organization. Coach Meagher can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org .