Tony DeMeo

Tony DeMeo

Tony DeMeo has over 20 years of experience as a head football coach. He has successfully turned around four college football programs. DeMeo is considered an offensive innovator for combining a passing attack with the option. Tony DeMeo is a proven teacher of the game; he has published numerous books and instructional DVDs and is a featured speaker at the Glazier Clinics.

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

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 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.

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, 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), Temple University (1988). He has been an assistant football coach at University of Massachusetts (1991), University of Delaware (1989), University of Pennsylvania (1979-1981), and Pace University (1973-1974).


Football's Multi-bone Offense, Harding Press: 1990 6th printing (originally published in 1980)

101 Ways to Run the Option, Coaches Choices: 1999

The Grass Isn't Greener; It's Only Astro-Turf, TD Enterprises: 1994

Coaching the Shot-gun Triple Option, Coaches Choice: 2004

Coaching the Complete Triple Gun Offense, Coaches Choice: 2007

DVD Instructional Publications

Coaching the Triple Option, Coaches Choice: 1997

The 5-Step Drop and the Triple Screen, Coaches Choice: 1997

Sprint Out Passing Game and the 3-Step Boot, Coaches Choice: 1997

Coaching the Midline and the Double Option, Coaches Choice: 1997

Goal Setting: Ask and You Will Achieve, Coaches Choice: 2000

Peak Performance: Not a Gamble with Four Aces, Coaches Choice: 2000


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