Meaghan McGonagle death – cause of death: Meaghan McGonagle, 41-year-old, of Rhode Island, a Cranston East High School teacher and girls and boys volleyball coach, passed away as a result of complications from COVID-19. She was former Siena women’s basketball center Meaghan McGonagle and a captain on the school’s NCAA Tournament team in 2001.
She was a native of Rhode Island. She was a teacher at Cranston (R.I.) High School East where she teaches as a business. She was also a successful boys’ and girls’ volleyball coach at Cranston (R.I.) High School East, until she passed away. She was the tallest player in the history of the women’s program as she arrived in Siena with a height of 6-foot-4.
During her playing career, she played 91 games with eight starts. She also served as a backup to Liene Jansone on the 2001 team that won Siena’s only Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament championship.
John Gillooly @JohnGillooly2 wrote a tribute to the beloved teacher and coach on his Twitter handle. The post read that: RIP – Cranston East coach MEAGHAN McGONAGLE – a lovely lady, a wonderful mother and former high school & college star athlete who became one of RI’s most successful high school volleyball coaches.
Meaghan McGonagle’s obituary will be organized by the family.