Joe DeMeo

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Joe DeMeo is an American wrestling coach. He was the head coach of several United States world teams. He coached Olympic champion Dave Schultz. He currently resides in Niskyuana coaching his club ATWA with the help of his assistant coach, Eliah Golding.

Early life and education[edit]

DeMeo graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1960 and wrestled at Cornell University.


He coached Stanford[1] for six years, followed by 20 years at Albany University. Demeo is founder of Adirondack Three-Style Wrestling Association (ATWA), a wrestling club he ran for years and is currently running. He received a World Champion Ring at the 2008 Las Vegas Nationals in honor of his contribution to USA wrestling and the Greco Roman team.

Men's Wrestling[edit]

• 2 Olympic Champions
• 11 Olympians
• 47 World Team Members
• 279 US National Champions
• 271 Collegiate Dual Meet Wins
• he was the 4 Time Head Coach of the US Greco Roman World Team
• and 16 Time Assistant Coach of the US Greco Roman World Team
• 4 Time Assistant Coach of the US Olympic Team

Women's Wrestling[edit]

•Christie Stenglein-Morano, 3 time Women’s World Freestyle Champion, 5 time World Silver Medalist,1 time World Bronze Medalist and 11 time USA National Champion. • Amy Golding, Women’s World Freestyle Bronze Medalist and 16 time USA National Champion.


• 1996: New York State College Wrestling Hall of Fame[2]
• 2005: Developmental Coach of the Year, USA Wrestling[3]
• 2005: Schenectady City School District Hall of Fame
• 2006: Cornell University Hall of Fame
• 2012: University at Albany Hall of Fame
• 2013: National Wrestling Hall of Fame


  1. ^ Neff, Craig (1984-07-16). "Brothers And Brawlers". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ "Hall of Fame". New York State College Wrestling.
  3. ^ Abbott, Gary (2005-07-28). "Joe DeMeo named USA Wrestling Developmental Coach of the Year".