|Born||July 5, 1948|
Pelham, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1990–1991||James Madison (OC)|
|1992–1993||Murray State (OC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|2× 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)
Mercyhurst Hall of Fame (2016)
Tony DeMeo (born July 5, 1948) is an American football coach and former player.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.
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.
The University of Charleston (UC), formerly Morris Harvey College, is a private accredited university based in Charleston, West Virginia, United States. The university also has locations in Beckley, West Virginia, and Martinsburg, West Virginia, known as UC-Beckley and UC-Martinsburg, respectively.
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region in the Southern United States that is also considered to be a part of the Middle Atlantic States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, Maryland to the east and northeast, Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, and Ohio to the northwest. West Virginia is the 41st largest state by area, and is ranked 38th in population. The capital and largest city is Charleston.
The West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) was a collegiate athletic conference which historically operated exclusively in the state of West Virginia, but briefly had one Kentucky member in its early years, and expanded into Pennsylvania in its final years. It participated in the NCAA's Division II, but held its final athletic competitions in spring 2013, and officially disbanded on September 1 of that year. Its football-playing members announced in June 2012 that they planned to withdraw to form a new Division II conference effective at the end of the 2012–13 season; this led to a chain of conference moves that saw all but one of the WVIAC's members find new conference homes.
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.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.
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DeMeo started the football team at Mercyhurst College—now known as Mercyhurst University—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. DeMeo was inducted into The Mercyhurst University Hall of Fame in 2016
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DeMeo 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.
Iona College is a private Catholic college in New Rochelle, New York. It was founded in 1940 by the Congregation of Christian Brothers and occupies a campus of 45 acres (0.18 km2).
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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Murray State University (MSU) is a public university in Murray, Kentucky. In addition to the main campus in Calloway County in southwestern Kentucky, Murray State operates extended campuses offering upper level and graduate courses in Paducah, Hopkinsville, Madisonville, and Henderson.
|Iona Gaels (Metropolitan Conference)(1975–1977)|
|Iona Gaels (Metropolitan Conference)(1978)|
|Mercyhurst Lakers (NCAA Division III independent)(1981–1987)|
|Washburn Ichabods (Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association)(1981–1987)|
|Charleston Golden Eagles (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)(2005–2010)|
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