EAST CAROLINA DIRT: Pirates set to add veteran assistant

Story: Adam Nelson (@HD_DirtKing)

I can confirm through multiple sources that East Carolina will hire Steve DeMeo as an assistant men’s basketball coach. He will replace Steve Roccaforte who departed for Texas A&M back in June.

DeMeo, a New York native with big-time national recruiting ties, had spent the past two years as an assistant at St. John’s. He has also served as a D1 assistant at Providence, Central Florida, Hofstra and Iona.

Before joining the staff at St. John’s, DeMeo worked as the head coach at NJCAA D1 Northwest Florida, where he went 170-27. During his tenure there, he was tabbed as the top JUCO coach in the country by Basketball Times in 2018 and received the Red Auerbach Coach of the Year award in 2017. He also spent time as the head coach D2 Newberry College and at both Bronx CC and Monroe CC.

An official announcement is expected sometime this week.

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