Tony DeMeo

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Tony DeMeo
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1948-07-05) July 5, 1948 (age 69)
Pelham, New York
Playing career
c. 1970 Iona
Position(s) Tailback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1973–1974 Pace (assistant)
1975–1978 Iona
1979–1980 Penn (assistant)
1981–1987 Mercyhurst
1988–1989 Temple (assistant)
1990–1991 James Madison (OC)
1992–1993 Murray State (OC)
1994–2001 Washburn
2002–2004 Richmond (OC)
2005–2010 Charleston (WV)
Head coaching record
Overall 137–108–4
Accomplishments and honors
2x Metropolitan Conference COY (1976–1977)
Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association COY (1985)
MIAA Coach of the Year (1999) 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 coached at the University of Charleston in West Virginia from 2005 to 2010. 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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