John McCarthy

Profile Updated: May 9, 2011
Residing In: Kansas City, MO USA
Spouse/Partner: Christine McCarthy
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Director - NAIA MBB National Championship
Children: Sean Patrick McCarthy, born August 27, 2003

First, I will say that I am absolutely a Grizzly at heart. I love Wadsworth, Ohio and I was so fortunate to have such a wonderful childhood in such a wonderful community. To me, Wadsworth, Ohio is a very special place.

I'm going to attempt to avoid writing a resume, yet will try to provide some information:

* Bachelor's from the University of Delaware (History with a Concentration in Journalism)

* Master's from Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL (Sports and Athletic Administration)

* Coached college basketball at Wilmington College (DE); assistant coach for three years and Head Coach for four years

* Held various positions at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL, including the Athletic Director's position for four years

* Created the Collegiate Basketball Invitational ( with the intent of doing something great for the game of basketball and doing something for my original hometown of Wadsworth, OH (this has been an absolute thrill and a passion of mine); the dream became a reality in April of 2007

* Currently the Director of the NAIA Division I Men's Basketball National Championship (college basketball's original National Championship and the longest-running collegiate national championship of any sport in this country); and

* I am now serving as the Chair of the newly-formed Kansas City Collegiate Basketball Association, and we are in the process of making this a 501c3 non-profit organization.

* Married Christine (Beach) in 2002. One of the best day's of my life.

* Our son, Sean Patrick McCarthy, is seven years old and is absolutely my favorite little boy in the whole world! I just love that boy!

This has been an absolute thrill to read through these bios and it's been a trip down memory lane. This helps me remember how very, very fortunate that we were to grow up in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Thank you for putting this web site together. I encourage our class to continue to use this site for years to come to reconnect and stay in contact.

I must say that the reunion was just awesome! Julie and her team just did a wonderful job and it was a thrill to see so many of our classmates attend. It was one of those nights that I just didn't want to end....just awesome! I look forward to our 25th!

Go Grizzlies!

School Story:

From the time I was a little boy growing up in Wadsworth, I wanted to be a Grizzly and play on that basketball team and run through that tunnel on Friday nights at Art Wright Stadium. Wow, what a thrill!

Those times are still so vivid....

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Happy Birthday buddy! Hope to see you this summer at our 30 yr reunion... wow that went fast!

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Posted: Mar 07, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mother's Day at the Plaza in Kansas City
Posted: Mar 07, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Sean in Florida.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Surprise 40th Birthday Party, and my wife had this Grizzly photo blown up.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Me and my boy, Sean.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Sean's last day of Kindergarten.
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:31 PM
Spending time with an American treasure and American icon, Coach John Wooden.