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    TJ Meagher

    Last College:
    Kentucky '92

    Position:
    Associate Athletics Director for Capital & Special Projects

    Joined Houston:
    2000

    TJ  Meagher

    T.J. Meagher joined the University of Houston Athletics Department in 2000-01 and has worked in college athletics since 1993-94. In 2013, he assumed his current duties as associate athletics director for capital & special projects.

    He is the primary contact for all construction and renovation projects for Athletics. Meagher is currently overseeing the construction of the Basketball Development Center with a total project cost of $25 million scheduled to open in fall of 2015. Meagher was the lead representative for the department in the construction of TDECU Stadium, a $120 million, 40,000 seat, on-campus facility which opened in August 2014.

    He has directed projects for Athletics including football practice field renovation ($1.5 million), baseball field synthetic turf installation ($1.1 million) and several locker room renovations for various sport programs.

    Meagher also leads operations for information technology and is the sport administrator for women's volleyball.

    For three years prior to his current position, Meagher served as lead for internal operations. During that time, he oversaw facilities and event management operations, equipment operations, and human resources. He also oversaw the department's operating budget.

    Meagher previously spent four years as the assistant athletics director for compliance and special projects. He assisted in the facilitation of the department's compliance operation and collaborated with senior athletics administration on fiscal analyses. Early in his tenure, he began developing business plans for the Department's capital projects and participated in a comprehensive feasibility study for development of athletics facilities.

    Prior to being promoted to that position, Meagher served as compliance coordinator at UH from 2002-2006. Meagher joined the compliance staff after holding the dual title of Athletics Ticket Office coordinator and merchandise manager from 2000-02.

    He came to Houston after working for seven years in collegiate volleyball. Meagher was the women's head coach at Campbell University from 1998-00 after serving as an assistant coach at Mississippi from 1995-98. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the Kentucky in 1993.

    In June 2006, Meagher was named the Legislative Representative to the Board of Directors for the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

    A native of Louisville, Ky., Meagher earned his bachelor of science in Accounting in 1992 from Kentucky and received his master of business administration from Morehead State in 1994.

    Meagher and his wife, Gentine, have a daughter, Genevieve. The family lives in Houston.

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