After serving as an assistant coach under Nathan Davis for two seasons at Randolph-Macon, Joe Meehan joined the Bucknell staff in May 2015 as manager of basketball operations. He was then promoted to assistant coach prior to the 2016-17 season, where he helped lead the Bison to the first of two consecutive Patriot League titles.
In Meehan's first year with the Bison, he was tasked with coordinating all types of team logistics, including key elements such as team travel, recruiting, camps and video editing and exchange. He was part of a team that captured the outright Patriot League title for the fifth time in the last six years and went on to play in the NIT.
Meehan spent the summer of 2016 on the road recruiting after being elevated to an assistant coach position after Ryan Ayers departed to become an assistant coach at his alma mater, Notre Dame.
Following Bucknell's championship season in 2016-17, Meehan was named to the Under Armour 30-Under-30 honor roll, recognizing a group of top young coaches across the nation. The Bison finished 26-9 overall, 15-3 in the Patriot League, and defeated Lehigh 81-65 in the Patriot League championship game. Bucknell then dropped a hard-fought 86-80 decision to fourth-seeded West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2017-18, Bucknell went 16-2 in Patriot League play, and then rolled through the Patriot League Tournament with wins over Loyola, Boston University and Colgate, the latter two by a combined 60 points. The Bison earned their eighth NCAA Tournament bid.
In his final season at Randolph-Macon in 2014-15, the Yellow Jackets enjoyed one of their most successful seasons in program history. They went 28-3, matching the program record for victories in a season, and won a school-record 25 consecutive games. Randolph-Macon went 16-0 in ODAC contests and became the first school in conference history to go undefeated during the regular season and win the conference tournament. The Yellow Jackets reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
During the summer of 2014, Meehan was the head coach of a collegiate all-star team that toured Europe. The five-game tour of Belgium, Holland and England was made possible through Global Sports Academy. Meehan made a similar trip as a player in the summer of 2011.
In late May 2015, Meehan coached a collegiate all-star team in Switzerland and Italy through Global Sports Academy.
Randolph-Macon went 20-7 during Meehan's first year in 2013-14, including 14-2 in ODAC play. The Yellow Jackets won the regular-season title in the ODAC and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Meehan formerly coached with Hoop Group throughout the year and was a Hoop Group Elite Camp coach during the summer.
Meehan played four years of college basketball at Lebanon Valley College, graduating in 2012 with a degree in biology. He averaged 18.4 points, 6.1 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.4 steals per contest. Meehan played in 105 games and tallied more than 1,600 points, 500 assists and 200 steals. The point guard was a three-year captain and three-time all-conference performer after earning Rookie-of-the-Year and Freshman All-America honors. Meehan was a D3hoops.com Preseason All-American prior to his senior campaign. He was twice named second team all-region and was selected ECAC Most Outstanding Player.
A native of Harleysville, Pa., Meehan played professionally in Switzerland for Basketball Club Kusnacht-Erlenbach (BCKE) of LnB Suisse Basketball League. He averaged 18 points, five assists and four steals per game. Meehan also coached a semi-professional team while in Switzerland.
Meehan was a Dean’s List student at Lebanon Valley and was accepted into the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Biomedical Sciences/Medical School Post-Baccalaureate Program. He was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) leadership program.