Sports World President & CEO
Devon McDonald has served as the President & CEO of Sports World since 2011, driving the mission to encourage positive choices while challenging today’s youth with a message of hope. Although he now serves as president, Devon still consistently travels sharing his personal story with countless youth, as he did for nine years prior to his presidency. In his words, “The fact that we can touch young lives with a message of hope drives my passion to serve at Sports World. ”Prior to serving at Sports World, Devon played football in the NFL and was a personal trainer.
Devon, a native of Jamaica, moved to the US when he was only 11-years-old. Devon’s skills and hard work on the football field led him to play college football at the University of Notre Dame. Devon assisted his team in winning a National Championship in 1988 and was then drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 1993 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Colts fans honored Devon as the “Unsung Hero of the Year.” After 9 years in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals along with playing Arena Football for the Tampa Bay Storm, Devon retired from playing football.
Devon holds a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He is married to Sports World’s COO, Shereasher, and they have two daughters, Jazzmine and Rachel. In his free time, Devon enjoys reading, playing golf, and fishing.