Coaches' Corner Volume 79:
Coaches Corner kicks off its 5th season with a great show. Host John Anderson and Coach Tony DeMeo discuss a number of off-the field, program building topics, the just-concluded College and NFL seasons and the changing nature of offensive football.
The show wraps up with an discussion of the origins of the Triple Gun Offense, and how Coach DeMeo created a system around simplicity and "interchangeable" positions, particularly on the Offensive Line.
This is the second visit to Coaches Corner for Coach DeMeo, who has also appeared on The Mesh Point Edition of Coaches Corner that focuses on Option Football exclusively.
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About the Guest on this Edition of Coaches Corner
is an offensive innovator and the creator of the Triple Gun Offense.
He has published numerous books and DVDs and is a popular speaker on the clinic circuit.
In his 25 years of experience as a head college football coach, DeMeo
built a reputation for turning around college programs,
and had an overall record of 137-108 -4.
Coach DeMeo completed his career at the University of Charleston
with a six year tenure in which the Golden Eagles
produced more victories (43) than during any other six
year period in school history. Included in that
stint was an 8-3 season that marked the greatest turnaround in conference history
and a 9-2 season in 2009. DeMeo's 2009 team achieved a
Top 20 national ranking in the AFCA poll and led
the nation in a number of offensive categories,
including scoring (7th seventh in the nation), pass efficiency
(1st), rushing (4th), red zone offense (7th).
Tony DeMeo's career included
successful head coaching stints
at other schools, including Washburn University
(KS) and Mercyhurst College,
where he started the football program in 1981
and produced a 41-21-2 record
over seven years. He also
served as the Offensive Coordinator at the University of Richmond (2002-2003), Murray State University (1992), and Temple University (1988),
and as an assistant coach at the University of Massachusetts (1991),the University of Delaware (1988), the University of Pennsylvania (1979-1980) and Pace University (1973 -1974).
Coach DeMeo began his head coaching career at his alma mater, Iona College and compiled a 22-10-2 record including two conference championships
that earned him two MCC Conference Coach of the Year
awards in 1976 and 1977, and an induction into the Iona College Hall of Fame in 1997.