FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SCOTT NAMED TO HEAD ING MIAMI MARATHON®
David Scott, who worked in the University of Miami athletic department for
28 years, has been named General Manager and Race Director for US Road
Sports & Entertainment of Florida, the organizing body of the ING Miami
Marathon® and a series of other endurance races in South Florida.
Scott replaces Ted Metellus, who was Race Director for the 2009 event.
Scott will head up the US Road Sports Florida region and the production and
race event management for several other races in addition to the ING Miami
Marathon® -- the Publix Escape to Miami Triathlon, the 13.1 Marathon Miami
Beach, 13.1 Marathon Ft. Lauderdale, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Florida Running Series that includes the annual Turkey Trot at Tropical
"I am excited about joining US Road Sports and the ING Miami Marathon® and
being a part of the health and fitness industry," Scott said. "I look
forward to continuing to produce a world class event in South Florida
utilizing the resources of our great community. I have enjoyed the success
of team-oriented national championships and will try to capture that same
atmosphere for all individual participants of our events."
Scott's career at the University of Miami began as Assistant Baseball Coach
under the legendary Ron Fraser from 1976-77 and 1981-87, sharing in the
experience of national championships in 1982 and 1985. In between Miami
baseball stints, Scott was head coach at Florida College in Tampa, also
serving as athletic director from 1979-81.
In the fall of 1987, Scott succeeded Butch Davis as the Recruiting
Coordinator for Football and assisted Coach Jimmy Johnson in recruiting
some of the nation's finest student-athletes the next two years. In 1989,
he was appointed Assistant Athletic Director for Football and also
continued as Recruiting Coordinator for Coach Dennis Erickson. The
Hurricanes were crowned National Champions in 1987, 1989 and 1991 while
enjoying one of the greatest stretches of college football dominance.
In 1992, Scott accepted more administrative responsibilities and was
appointed as Assistant Athletic Director for Operations. Scott oversaw
game day operations at the Orange Bowl and Dolphin Stadium, football team
travel and served as the department's bowl travel coordinator while taking
the Hurricanes to 17 bowl games. He also supervised athletic facilities
for the athletic department during many years and served as the Travel
Coordinator for all teams from 1998-2005.
"The US Road Sports national platform combined with the outstanding local
efforts of the world-class team in Miami bodes well for the continued
success and growth of the Miami series of races," said Greg Laird,
president, US Road Sports & Entertainment Group. "Race operations and
event management is an essential element of creating an exceptional racer
experience and David brings a wealth of experience with him into this
position. While managing our operations in Florida and serving as the Race
Director for the ING Miami Marathon and our other signature events, we will
also rely on his national experience as he assists US Road Sports with its
growth in the racing industry."
"Over the years, we have made additions to our family to help us grow and
become a stronger and community-focused company," co-founder Frankie Ruiz
said. "ING joined our family and brought the marathon to new heights while
Blue Cross and Blue Shield helped us create a full running season. We are
proud to bring in a new leader in David Scott to usher in a healthy future
for our company and the community. We are now reemphasizing our goals and
commitments by bringing in a fresh face with great experience and
potential, someone who will help us make Miami the top running destination
in the world."
The ING Miami Marathon®, South Florida's premier running event, will be
held January 31, 2010 through the streets of downtown Miami, Miami Beach
and Coconut Grove.
Call (305) 278-8668 or visit www.ingmiamimarathon.com.