Scott Spillman played in HSE S.P.O.R.T.S when he was a child, and now things are coming full circle for the Fishers resident. Spillman recently took over Lynda Carlino’s spot as executive director for the organization. Carlino recently retired after 18 years.
HSE S.P.O.R.T.S, or Southeastern Program of Recreational Team Sports, is the community recreational sports team provider for the Hamilton Southeastern Schools district.
Spillman previously worked for the Hamilton County Sports Authority and interacted with Carlino on several occasions. One of Hamilton County Sports Authority’s big pushes while Spillman was on board included creating a program to involve more local youth.
Spillman joined HSE S.P.O.R.T.S as co-executive director in November and worked alongside Carlino until she retired Dec. 20.
“I grew up in Fishers and played in three different sports leagues in our program – baseball, soccer and basketball,” Spillman said. “I thought it was a really cool opportunity to give back to the organization that provided me some great childhood memories.”
Spillman’s father was his soccer coach in HSE S.P.O.R.T.S while growing up. The program offers 12 different youth sports.
One of Spillman’s biggest goals for the program is increasing its exposure.
“Our organization did a survey last year asking residents of Fishers if they were familiar with S.P.O.R.T.S or if they have a child playing in the program,” Spillman said. “Forty percent didn’t know what S.P.O.R.T.S was, so we are going to make a big marketing push and have more advertising avenues and be more involved in the community through local businesses.
Of the school district’s 21,000 students, more than 10,000 have registered for S.P.O.R.T.S.
“I’m really excited to hit the ground running and looking forward to connecting with all the people in the City of Fishers.”
For more, visit hsesports.org.