Steven DeMeo enters his
third season as a member of the Hofstra Men's Basketball coaching staff
in 2012-13, serving in the role of associate head coach.
DeMeo joined the Pride with 14 years of experience as a Division I assistant
coach, including one season at Central Florida in 2008-09, 10 years at
Providence from 1998 to 2008 (earning the title of associate head coach in
2004), and three years at Iona from 1995 to 1998.
As an assistant at Providence and Iona, DeMeo helped his teams to eight postseason berths (five NIT, three NCAA). DeMeo was recognized as one of the top 25 assistant coaches in the country by Rivals.com in 2007. He also played a key role in recruiting first-team All-American forward Ryan Gomes, who has played for the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA.
While at Providence, DeMeo coached NBA first round pick MarShon Brooks. Now in his second season in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets, Brooks was a member of the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2012.
Prior to becoming a
Division I assistant, DeMeo served for two years as the head coach of Monroe
Junior College in the Bronx, which he led to a 53-8 record in two
seasons. He was named the Region XV Coach of the Year after both
seasons at Monroe, while his 1994-95 team finished the regular season as the
top-ranked team in the country after leading the nation in scoring (92 points
In addition, DeMeo also served as the head coach at Bronx Community College from 1990 to 1993, leading the Broncos to a conference championship. He also worked as an assistant coach at LIU-C.W. Post on Long Island in 1989-90 and as an assistant at Queensboro Community College in 1988-89.
DeMeo graduated from the University of Buffalo with a degree in management, and is also a graduate of Cardozo High School in New York.