Hempstead, NY (June 14) - Steve DeMeo was named the associate head coach of the Hofstra Men's Basketball program, Allen Griffin and Wayne Morgan were named assistant coaches, and Kyle Steinway was appointed director of men's basketball operations, it was announced today by head coach Mo Cassara.

This past season, DeMeo served as the head coach at Newberry College, a Division II school in South Carolina. Before his tenure at Newberry, DeMeo accumulated 14 years of experience as a Division I assistant coach, including one season at Central Florida in 2008-09, 10 years at Providence from 1998-2008 (earning the title of associate head coach in 2004), and three years at Iona from 1995-98.

While at Central Florida in 2008-09, DeMeo helped coach senior guard Jermaine Taylor, who was the nation's third-leading scorer (26.2 ppg). As an assistant at Providence and Iona, DeMeo guided his teams to eight postseason berths (five NIT, three NCAA) and was recognized as one of the top 25 assistant coaches in the country by Rivals.com in 2007. While at Providence, he also played a key role in recruiting first-team All-American Ryan Gomes, who now plays with the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA.

Prior to becoming an assistant coach at Iona, 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 per game).

In addition, DeMeo also served as the head coach at Bronx Community College from 1990-93, 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. He graduated from Buffalo in 1987 with a degree in management, and is also a graduate of Cardozo High School in New York.

Griffin has been an assistant coach at St. Francis (N.Y.) for the past two seasons, the same school he also coached at during the 2005-06 season. His responsibilities in his most recent stint with the Terriers included recruiting, on-court coaching, travel planning, scheduling, game preparation, and assisting in monitoring academics. In between his two stints at St. Francis (N.Y.), Griffin served as an assistant coach at Providence for two years, joining the Friars staff in 2006-07.

A former standout at Syracuse, Griffin captained the Orangemen as a senior in 2000-01, when he averaged 10.8 points and 6.5 assists, ranking sixth all-time in school history for assists in a season. His 409 career assists ranks tenth on the school's career list. He was a part of four NCAA Tournament teams in his four years at Syracuse, while his Orange teams combined for a 98-36 record in that span (a .731 winning percentage).

After graduating from Syracuse in 2001 with a degree in arts and sciences, Griffin played professionally in Slovenia for a year, and worked as a teacher and girls basketball coach a Christian Brothers Academy for one year. In 2003, he joined Jim Boeheim's staff at Syracuse as an administrative assistant, where he worked for two years before taking an assistant coaching position at St. Francis.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Griffin attended Paul Robeson High School, where he earned high school All-America honors as a senior in 1996-97.

Morgan has over 20 years of coaching experience at the Division I level. He served for 12 years as an assistant coach at Syracuse, six years as a head coach at Long Beach State and four years on the staff at Iowa State (one as an assistant, three as a head coach).
 
Morgan took over the head coaching position at Long Beach State beginning in the 1996-97 season. During his six-year tenure with the 49ers, Morgan compiled 91 wins and earned a 55-39 record in the Big West conference. Three of his teams earned a first or second place finish in the Western Division, while his 1999-2000 team finished 24-6 overall, 15-1 in the Big West and earned a bid to the National Invitation Tournament. He was named the NABC District 15 Coach of the Year in 2000.

In 2002, Morgan was hired as an assistant coach at Iowa State and took over the head coaching position in 2003. In his three seasons at the helm, he guided the Cyclones to a pair of postseason berths, including an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2005. That season, he guided his squad to five wins over nationally ranked teams, a championship of the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii, and a seven-game winning streak in the Big 12 Conference. In his first year with the Cyclones, he led his team to a 17-1 home record, the second-most home wins in school history.

Morgan served as Jim Boeheim's assistant at Syracuse from 1984-96, helping the Orangemen to two appearances in the national championship game (1987, 1996). Syracuse earned 11 NCAA Tournament bids during his tenure, advancing to the Elite Eight three times and to the Sweet Sixteen five times. The Orangemen won five Big East regular season titles and three Big East Tournament crowns with Morgan on the staff, while the program's overall record over those 12 seasons was 316-108.

A 1973 graduate of St. Lawrence University with a degree in physical education, Morgan played for Mo Cassara's father, Richard Cassara, as a member of the Saints. He also earned a master's degree in physical education, with a minor in psychology of sports, at Ithaca College.

Steinway joins the Pride staff after serving last year as assistant men's basketball coach at Newberry College under DeMeo. Steinway had responsibilities with every aspect of the men's basketball program at Newberry, including coordinating a recruiting effort that brought in 10 student-athletes in just over one month. He also coordinated the program's scouting, and managed the program's budget and travel arrangements.

A 2003 graduate of Providence College with a degree in economics, Steinway was a basketball team manager for all four years. He served as an assistant coach at Division II Stonehill College during the 2003-04 season, and then worked for one year in the sports information department at Iona College in 2004-05.

Steinway returned to Providence in 2005, serving as a graduate assistant for the basketball program for two years while earning his master's degree in business administration. In that role, he was responsible for supervising a staff of seven student managers, while also serving as the program's film exchange coordinator. He then served as the Friars' video coordinator/administrative assistant for the 2007-08 season.