Interview: Tony DeMeo

How long have you been living in Charleston, and why did you decide to settle in this city?
I moved here in December 2004 to become the head football coach at UC.

How do you find the general vibe of Charleston?
It’s a really great city. One of the biggest weaknesses of the city is that people don’t realize just how much there is to do here and how close everything is to each other

Which season is Charleston at its best?
Football Season! (fall)

What do you think is Charleston’s biggest attraction?
The University of Charleston Football team

How would you describe Charleston to someone who hasn’t been here before?
Charleston is a very friendly city that you won’t get lost in. The city opens its arms to you. It’s not too big and it’s not too small.

What are your top 5 dining places in Charleston?
Fazio’s, Quaker Steak and Lube, Famous Dave’s BBQ, Ramada Inn and First Watch

What are Charleston’s attractions that every tourists must visit?
UC Athletic events, Kanawha State Forest, Andy Spradlings Speakers at UC

What are the absolute must-try’s for every visitor in Charleston?
UC Football, West Virginia Power Baseball game, Regatta and Blues and BBQ

What are the cheap thrills that you can enjoy in Charleston?
Regatta, Live on the Levee, Vidalia Days, Capitol Street

Tony DeMeoTony says he’s just like every other guy, but not everyone is a multi-awarded coach of UC’s Golden Eagles. Tony DeMeo heads the University of Charleston’s football coaching team, leading the team to a 9th place ranking in 2007. His official website is at www.tonydemeo.com.