Caledonia Gladiators can officially confirm the appointment of Tony McDaid as the Chief Executive of Caledonia Gladiators Basketball. Experienced in basketball as both a player and coach, and currently a senior leader within education in Scotland, Tony joins the club as their first CEO in history, adding to the leadership team as they prepare for a crucial 2023/24 season, and the move to their new East Kilbride arena.

Tony has worked with South Lanarkshire Council as Executive Director of Education since 2017. In this role, Tony has been responsible for delivering the highest quality of education to children and young people in the area, and leaves a legacy behind that has had significant impact on the lives of those in the community that has been recognised both nationally and internationally. 

He also has an extensive commitment and track record in youth development having coached Lady Rocks, now Gladiators, since 2013 and has offered significant time to developing basketball over this period. This can be seen in the progress made last season by Caledonia Gladiators’ talented youth players, Emma Kerr, Sally Campbell, Kerry McGhee and Zoe Sharpe, who made the step-up to the WBBL.

Tony McDaid said: “I’m delighted to be joining the club in a time of such potential and huge opportunity. I’m thoroughly looking forward to building on the success of last season, getting to know the fans and supporting our owners, Steve and Alison’s ambitions.”

Tony starts in his role on 19th June, and the club are excited for his contributions for the season ahead and beyond.