Inspirus Sports Management Appoints Scott McCarthy as Chief Executive Officer

Inspirus Sports today announced that Scott McCarthy has assumed the role of CEO in recent weeks. McCarthy will help deliver the vision of Inspirus Sports to become a leading global sporting events management company which will inspire and connect people, universities and cities. McCarthy previously served as the Chief Executive of the British Judo Association, the Irish Basketball Association, and the Students' Union at the University of Southampton.  An experienced international leader, he began his career as a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State after playing basketball professionally for a number of teams in Europe after graduation from Brown University, where he was the Captain of the basketball team.  He is highly experienced in developing sports, fundraising and events management and will play a lead role in the future development of Inspirus Sports as a key member of the Senior Management Team.

“Our strategic goal of Inspirus Sports Management is to bring American college sports onto the International stage. To do this we need a team of highly skilled, dedicated, passionate and experienced personnel who can help us achieve our vision. I am happy to announce Scott’s appointment as CEO. His experience, knowledge and composure are exactly what we need to inspire as many people across the globe through our sporting events. Connecting the world has never been more important than it is right now in our current climate. Our goal is to help build a brighter future than today, to inspire and connect people, teams, universities and cities through the game of basketball in the hope impacting communities around the globe in a positive way through sport.”, said Founder and Chairman of Inspirus Sports Gareth Maguire.  

Inspirus Sports Management recently announced its NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament is heading to Dubai in 2021 as Inspirus expands its successful concept of the Belfast Basketball Classic to the UAE. In partnership with Falcon and Associates and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), will bring the first ever ‘Dubai Basketball Classic’ to the state-of-the-art Coca Cola Arena, Dubai November 25-27, 2021. For the first time in NCAA collegiate sports history, a Multi-Team Event (MTE) will take place in Dubai, UAE, and be broadcast to a global audience.  Inspirus Sports Management previously brought college basketball to Europe with its Belfast Basketball Classic, played at the SSE Arena in Northern Ireland.

“I am extremely excited to take on this role. This project is compelling as I really believe that sport has the power to change lives and positively impact society on a global stage. The team assemble at Inspirus Sports is outstanding with over 50 years of international experience in event management, TV production and broadcasting, marketing and sponsorship.  The team has track record of high level of commercial success and I am honoured to be leading talented group in this next phase of the business development,” said McCarthy.  

Inspirus Sports Management, a sports event company based in Northern Ireland, operates premium inspirational sporting events in communities around the World and has been working globally with its partners to bring sports back into a post pandemic world.


About Inspirus Sports: Inspirus Sports, creating premium inspirational live sporting events for a global audience.

Inspirus Sports has been created to build on the success of the first ever NCAA Collegiate basketball Tournament in Europe, the “Belfast Basketball Classic” 2017 & 2018 in conjunction with the Sport Changes Life Foundation. Inspirus has one clear mission, to bring this event series to a global audience to inspire communities through the power of sport.

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