Northwest NEWS

June 10, 2002

Local News

Joe Meagher, Falcon AD, retires after long, successful career

Special to the Weekly
   Joseph Meagher recently announced he will step down from his post as athletic director at Woodinville High School, a position he has held for 10 years.
   A surprise retirement party was held in his honor June 6 at The Farm Community Center. Attending were friends, family, past and present athletes and former athletic directors. The event was emceed by Manu Tuiasosopo and sponsored by the Woodinville Booster Club.
   During the evening Meagher's associates recounted highlights of his long and successful career.
   At the conclusion of the party, a special gift of appreciation was presented to him and his wife, Karen a trip to San Francisco to attend games by both the Giants and the Raiders.
   Meagher grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and coached in several California high schools and St. Martins College in Olympia, Wash., before coming to the Northshore School District.
   During his tenure as Director of the Woodinville Athletic Department (1993-2002), the Falcon teams enjoyed much success. The football team advanced into the state playoffs several times and was ranked in 1996 as the #1 team in the state during the regular season. The gymnastic team finished second in state; the cross country team finished in the top three in a state meet; and WHS soccer was a state power in the 1990s.
   Meagher's career ended on a high note with the Falcon baseball team winning the state tournament this spring bringing Woodinville its first state championship.
   Besides his role as athletic director for the high school, Meagher was the WHS basketball coach from 1993-2001. His teams were always well known for being disciplined and competitive. They went far into the district and regional playoffs and always did well in out-of-state tournaments.
   Terry Agnew, currently the Falcon football coach, will become the new WHS athletic director .