|Born||July 5, 1894|
|Died||December 7, 1968 (aged 74)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Overall||21-7 (college basketball)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
SEC Coach of the Year (1935)
Meagher played football for the University of Notre Dame in 1916, rising to a second-team end under then-assistant coach, Knute Rockne. He served with the United States Marines in France during World War I and played in four games with the Chicago Tigers in 1920, the first year of the National Football League (NFL).
Meagher embarked on a career in coaching in 1921 at St. Edward's University, where he served as head football coach from 1921 to 1928, compiling a record of 24-21-4, and as head basketball coach from 1921 to 1924. From 1929 to 1933, he coached football at Rice University, where he compiled a 26-26 record. From 1934 to 1942, he was the head football coach at Auburn University, where he compiled a 48-37-10 record. Shug Jordan was his assistant coach. During his nine seasons coaching the Auburn Tigers, they played in their first bowl game ever, the Bacardi Bowl. The game was held in Havana, Cuba. In 1935, Auburn Head football coach, Jack Meagher, was named the SEC Coach of the Year. He joined the Navy during World War II and served as Lt. Commander in the United States Navy. Meagher also coached the Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks football team in 1944 during World War II. In 1946, he coached the first six games of the season for the Miami Seahawks of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC), going 1-5.
Former players of Jack Meagher at Auburn University were known as the Meagher's Marauders because of the aggression on the football and most of the games they played were on the road. During Meagher's first 6 years at Auburn, his players played only 3 home games. Meagher was the driving force behind the building of Auburn's stadium. Auburn Stadium opened in 1939 and seated 7,500. The Meagher's Marauders award a scholarship every year to an Auburn student during one of the fall games. In 2015, The Coach Jack Meagher Award(CJM) was awarded to Vincent "Bo" Jackson.
|St. Edward's Saints (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1921-1926)|
|St. Edward's Saints (Texas Conference) (1927-1928)|
|Rice Owls (Southwest Conference) (1929-1933)|
|Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1934-1942)|
|Iowa Pre-Flight Seahawks (Independent) (1944)|