John began playing table tennis at the age of 12 and quickly grew a passion for the sport. McDermott competed in high-level tournaments and became the 2018 Miami Open Singles Champion and 2019 State Doubles Champion.
As he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, McDermott coached the unranked UMASS Women's Table Tennis Team to the Northeast Regional Championships, in both 2021 and 2022.
In June 2023, John graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is now pursuing his Master's Degree in Sports Psychology.
John continues to teach, play and promote the sport that he loves.
Head Coach - UMASS Women's Table Tennis Team
Captain - Men's Northeast Regional Champion, UMASS Minutemen
North American Teams Finalist
New Jersey State Doubles Champion
Miami Open U18 Singles Champion