Tony DeMeo

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Tony DeMeo
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Charleston (WV)
Conference WVIAC
Record 43–23
Biographical details
Born (1948-07-05) July 5, 1948 (age 66)
Pelham, New York
Playing career
Iona
Position(s) Tailback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1974
1975–1978
1979–1980
1981–1987
1988–1989
1990–1991
1992–1993
1994–2001
2002–2004
2005–present
Pace (assistant)
Iona
Penn (assistant)
Mercyhurst
Temple (assistant)
James Madison (OC)
Murray State (OC)
Washburn
Richmond (OC)
Charleston (WV)
Head coaching record
Overall 137–108–4
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
2x Metropolitan Conference COY (1976–1977)
Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association COY (1985)
MIAA Coach of the Year (1999)
D2football.com WVIAC Football Coach of the Year (2005)
Iona College Hall of Fame (1997)

Tony DeMeo (born July 5, 1948) is an American football coach and former player.

DeMeo currently leads the coaching staff at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. His Golden Eagles finished the 2007 season with an 8-3 record and ranked 9th in the Northeast Region of Division II. Charleston was tied for second place in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.[1]

DeMeo was the 39th head football coach for Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and he held that position for eight seasons, from 1994 until 2001. He ranks fourth at Washburn in terms of total wins.[2] DeMeo's successful turn-around at Washburn was complete in 1999 as the Ichabods finished 6–5, the team's first winning season in over 10 years, and DeMeo was named MIAA Coach of the Year.

DeMeo started the football team at Mercyhurst College, fielding the school's first football team in 1981. His overall record was 41–21–2. DeMeo was named 1985 Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year.

He began his head coaching career at his alma mater, Iona College. DeMeo compiled a 22–10–2 record at Iona and was twice named Coach of the Year for the Metropolitan Conference (1976 and 1977). Tony DeMeo was inducted into the Iona College Hall of Fame in 1997 for his affiliation with two undefeated teams: first as a player in 1967 and then as the head coach in 1977.

DeMeo has served as offensive coordinator at the University of Richmond (2002–2004), Murray State University (1992), James Madison University (1990) and Temple University (1988). He has been an assistant football coach at University of Massachusetts Amherst (1991), University of Delaware (1989), University of Pennsylvania (1979–1980), and Pace University (1973–1974).

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