Thomas More Prep-Marian announced Tuesday that Bill Meagher has accepted the position of head high school boys basketball coach. He begins his role as the team prepares for the 2018-2019 season.

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 at Lincoln Elementary and Chad Meitner, principal at TMP-Marian.

Meagher has been the TMP assistant basketball coach since 2012. He was previously the head basketball coach at Kennedy Middle School from 2007-2010 and an assistant basketball coach for Hays High School in 2011. He lives in Hays with his wife Mandy and three children, Thomas, Andrew and Emma.

“I love the opportunity to work (with) and mold young people. We have fantastic students here at TMP-Marian and I am excited to continue to get to work with them,” Meagher said. “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."

"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," Meitner said.