Best of Tony DeMeo eBookby Tony DeMeo
In this, his first eBook, Tony DeMeo compiled articles, book reviews, interviews and other writings first appearing at http://www.tonydemeo.com. The book is divided & organized into easy to read sections on topics from ranging leadership to coaching techniques.
1. Book Reviews – in this section, Coach DeMeo gives a quick synopsis and highlights from some of the books that he has read that he feels would be beneficial to everyone.
2. Excerpts from Commonsense Rules for Everyday Leaders – this section includes a selection of chapters from the book
3. Interviews – Coach DeMeo talks with a variety of coaches on their philosophies, their strategy, and their advice to other coaches.
4. Tactics for Winning Football – a section of a variety of game tactics and stratagems that Coach DeMeo used over the years that have given his teams “the slight edge”
5. The Triple Gun – this section includes articles on The Triple Gun Offense. Pass and run game concepts and techniques are discussed.
6. Practice – how to get the most out of each practice, making every minute count. Also what situations to practice and how to grade practice.
7.Team Building – methods used for turning programs around and building and maintaining team morale.
8. Leadership – a section devoted to the art of leadership from ideas that Coach DeMeo picked up from 40 years of coaching.
A resource packed with ideas that can be helpful to all coaches regardless of the level of coaching.
Recognized and respected as a Head Football Coach at the Collegiate level, an Offensive innovator and the creator of the Triple Gun Offense, Coach Tony DeMeo has published numerous books and DVDs and remains a popular speaker, teacher and clinician.
In his 25 years of experience as a head college football coach, Tony 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.