500th Career Win for Ice Hockey Coach Terry Meagher

Terry Meagher

Terry Meagher

Head Coach of ice hockey Terry Meagher became the sixth coach in Division III history to reach 500 career wins on November 26 against the University of New England, when the Bowdoin College men’s team erupted for five goals in the third period to dispatch its opponent 9-3.

The winningest coach in Bowdoin Athletics history, Meagher is the 22nd collegiate coach, across all divisions, to reach the 500-win plateau. In NCAA hockey history, he is just the 12th coach to win all of his 500 games at a single institution. With a winning percentage of .675 in his career over 31 seasons, Meagher’s teams have qualified for the postseason 30 times, winning a pair of ECAC Championships, the 2013 NESCAC title and have made five NCAA Tournament appearances.

Take a look back, courtesy of the Bowdoin Orient archives, to Coach Meagher’s first season on the job in 1983-84.


  1. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I’m sure he’s following and wishing you all the best and is so proud of you as we all are.

  2. congrats Coach

  3. Bill Springer '65 says:


    Congratulations! Bowdoin is extremely fortunate that you chose to join her so many years ago. Best wishes for much more, continued success!

  4. David Humphrey '61 says:

    Congratulations, Terry! I am still gloating over last year’s NESCAC championship. Now…#500. Bowdoin is on the move!

  5. Chris Henes says:

    Congratulations Tex!!! Hope all is well.

  6. Shaun Gagnon says:

    Congrats coach! Goodluck the rest of the way this year!

  7. David Macomber says:

    Congratulations, Terry. Very well deserved.

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