Bill Meagher Named As Head Boys Basketball Coach
Applications were received from across the state and a selection committee was formed consisting of Msgr. Barry Brinkman, TMP-Marian Pastor Designate, Curtis Hammeke, Fort Hays State University Athletic Director, Kerri Lacy, Principal Lincoln Elementary and Chad Meitner, Principal TMP-Marian.
Currently Meagher serves in the role of Campus Minister and Junior High Theology Instructor. Adding the responsibility of Head High School Boys Basketball Coach, Meagher will provide students with guidance in both spirituality and leadership formation. The mission of the boys basketball program is to teach the necessary skills to become good husbands, fathers and leaders.
Meagher was Head Basketball Coach at Kennedy Middle School from 2007-2010, Assistant Basketball Coach for Hays High School in 2011 and came to TMP-Marian in 2012 as Assistant Basketball Coach. He lives in Hays, Kan., with his wife Mandy and three children, Thomas, Andrew and Emma.
“I love the opportunity to work and mold young people. We have fantastic students here at TMP-Marian and I am excited to continue to get to work with them,” said Meagher. “The (boys) basketball program has always operated at a high level. I will work to maintain and grow the program and be a caretaker of the winning tradition,” continued Meagher.
The basketball program at TMP-Marian has a rich 92 year history beginning in 1926 as the Hays Catholic Academy Blue Jays, the SJMA Cadets in 1931 until finally becoming the Monarchs in 1970.
“Bill’s service and dedication to the future of our students is evident through his passion for the Catholic faith and instilling that faith into students both on and off the court. We are excited for the qualities Bill brings to the school and what the future holds for the TMP-Marian Monarchs Boys Basketball program,” said TMP-Marian Principal Chad Meitner.
Located in Hays, Kan., Thomas More Prep-Marian is a Catholic school serving grades 7-12. Students come from Hays, the surrounding region, and from countries around the world. The school was founded by the Capuchin Franciscans as Hays Catholic College in 1908 and ultimately became Thomas More Prep-Marian in 1981. The school continues to serve young people in the traditions of spiritual growth, academic excellence, and leadership formation.