Former Bowdoin College Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach, Terry Meagher, has signed on to be an assistant coach with the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Boys Ice Hockey Team. Meagher stepped off the Bowdoin College Men’s Ice Hockey bench in 2016 after 33 years at the helm. He ranks sixth all-time in NCAA Division III total victories with a 529-245-54 (.671) record. This includes two NESCAC and two ECAC Championship titles.
NYA Boys Ice Hockey Head Coach Mike Warde and Meagher have known each other for years through the Maine hockey community. They worked together at a hockey camp this past summer where Meagher saw Warde in his coaching element. Warde’s leadership skills, philosophical beliefs, and long-term vision for the NYA program impressed Meagher. The two coaches then got to talking. “My visits to the NYA campus to discuss the possibility of joining the team were enjoyable and enlightening,” said Meagher. “It is a wonderful place with committed professionals. I am well aware of the tradition of excellence at NYA and know many of the school’s iconic student-athletes. Once I met some of our current players, my decision was easy,” he explained.
“Our coaching and mentoring young men and believing in the student-athlete experience are identical,” said Warde. “Once Terry visited campus and met our young men, his fire was ignited. I know I speak for everyone here at NYA, we are fortunate and grateful he is a NYA Panther and look forward to working with him.”
“It is my hope,” Meagher added, “that my overall experience will support Coach Warde and NYA with the challenges and share in the excitement of working to meet the comprehensive goals for the program.”
North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to students in grade twelve. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or visit our website at nya.org.