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Scott Spahr named the new J. Kenneth Self Boys and Girls Club Executive Director

The J. Kenneth Self Boys and Girls Club Mondday reported that Scott Spahr will become the organization's next executive director. Spahr replaces John Hartnett who announced his retirement in July after a 40-year Boys and Girls Club career.


“Scott is the right leader to replace the legendary John Hartnett,” said Brady Claxton, Self Boys and Girls Club board president.  “Scott’s extensive knowledge of what it takes to manage a successful club, along with his tireless work ethic to ensure the youth in our community reach their full potential as productive, responsible citizens will definitely expand the legacy left by Hartnett.”


Spahr has served as director of the Self Club's Morristown satellite unit since 2013. He has previous business experience in management and has worked as a basketball coach in the Shelby Eastern Schools System. He is a retired United States Army veteran. Spahr is a former member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce board of directors and was honored as Morristown's outstanding citizen in 2014.


"I am truly humbled and honored to have this opportunity to serve the Shelbyville and Morristown communities as the Self Boys and Girls Club executive director," stated Spahr. "I understand that I have big shoes to fill but I am up for the task. I look forward to working with the Shelby County community to ensure that we continue to work to enhance the lives of youth."


Spahr becomes only the fourth executive director in the Boys and Girls Club's 66-year history. He and his wife, Kim and daughter Emma reside in Morristown.