MDI’s Loss Is MMA’s Gain – DeMuro to Be MMA Head Swim Coach
MDI High School announced that Tony DeMuro has resigned his position as the MDI Varsity Boys and Girls Swim Coach, a position he held for 19 years. He was chosen by Maine Maritime Academy to become the new Swim Coach and Aquatics Director
Bunky Dow, the MDI Athletic Director said “Although losing Tony is going to be big shoes to fill I’m very happy for Coach DeMuro as he begins a new adventure in his life and I have no doubt that he will be very successful in his new position. Tony is very passionate and enthusiastic about the sport of swimming and the values that swimming offers to everybody. Under Tony's leadership, his teams always improved from the beginning of the season until the end with 11 overall State Championships and his teams always displayed outstanding sportsmanship. He will be missed.”
During Tony's 19 years as the Varsity Boys and Girls Swim Coach the Boys have won
- 8 State Championships - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018 and 2019
- 3 Sportsmanship Banners - 2006, 2007 and 2009
His Girls Teams have won
- 3 State Championships - 2011, 2013 and 2014
- 2 Sportsmanship Banners - 2003 and 2007
Numerous PVC League Championships and Runner-ups for both Boys and Girls
The position is currently open and has been advertised and MDI High School hopes to have a replacement as soon as possible. The winter season begins on Monday, November 18.
Jim Willis, the Head Swim Coach of the MDI YMCA Sharks said this about Tony. "For 18 years, I have worked w/Tony and I have come to rely on his thoughts, ideas and enthusiasm for coaching and the swimmers. He usually knew what I was going to say before it came out of my mouth. I have told countless people the reason for the success of the Sharks over the years has been the effective and consistent coaching of the staff and the support from the community. It will be impossible to replace Tony...But I hope that we can find someone that can continue the tradition of the MDI Y Shark swim program. To Tony, we wish you the best and hope that you will not be a stranger at the Y."