|Born||July 5, 1948|
Pelham, New York
|Position(s)||Tailback, defensive back|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1990||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 a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York from 1975 to 1978, Mercyhurst College—now known as Mercyhurst University—in Erie, Pennsylvania from 1981 to 1987, Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas from 1994 to 2001, and the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia from 2005 to 2010.
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, the team with possession of the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with the ball or passing it, while the defense, the team without possession of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs or plays; if they fail, they turn over the football to the defense, but if they succeed, they are given a new set of four downs to continue the drive. Points are scored primarily 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.
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DeMeo also worked as the offensive coordinator at Temple University (1988), James Madison University (1990), Murray State University (1992), and the University of Richmond (2002–2004). He was an assistant football coach at Pace University (1973–1974), the University of Pennsylvania (1979–1980), the University of Delaware (1989) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1991).
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DeMeo began his head coaching career at his alma mater, Iona College. He compiled a 22–10–2 record at Iona and was twice named Metropolitan area coach of the year (1976 and 1977). 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 moved to the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 to serve as backfield coach for the Penn Quakers football team on the staff of head coach Harry Gamble.
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|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)(1994–2001)|
|Charleston Golden Eagles (West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)(2005–2010)|
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