The Spartanburg District Six Athletic Department is proud to announce Jon Stoehr (pronounced “Stair”) as the district’s new Athletic Director. The news was shared during a meeting this morning with Dorman High School and the District Six coaching staff. Stoehr will replace Flynn Harrell, who will retire at the end of June, after serving the past 15 years as Athletic Director at the school.
Stoehr is no stranger to the District Six family. He has coached at Dorman High as an assistant in the boys’ basketball program for the past five years and as an assistant in the boys cross country program for the past three years. He was on the coaching staff and played an integral role for three boys basketball state championships (2018, 2019, 2020) and two boys cross country state championships (2019, 2020) at Dorman. He has also taught business education at the Dorman Freshman Campus since 2017.
Superintendent Dr. Darryl Owings says, “Jon’s experience in athletics and business administration will be a true asset to our district’s athletic program. Not only does Jon demonstrate a strong work ethic but he understands the value of building strong relationships with students. Athletics is an important part of our District Six family, and we are excited to have him serve in this new role.”
Jon Stoehr brings a wealth of athletic, coaching and business experience into his new position. He was a standout athlete at Mars Hill University where he ran cross country and track from 2003 to 2007. Among his many collegiate athletic accomplishments, he was first team All-South Atlantic Conference in cross country for four years (2003-2006), was the South Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year for two years (2005-2006) and was a three-time USTFCCCA Academic All-American (2004-2006). He was inducted into the Mars Hill University Athletic Hall of Fame this past November.
During his college days, Stoehr served as a student-assistant coach for the basketball program at Mars Hill for two years. After graduating from Mars Hill with a BS degree in sports management in 2006, he served the school as an admission counselor and an assistant track and cross-country coach for two years. He then continued his education earning a Masters of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University in 2009. Next, he gained valuable business experience as a manager for Fleet Feet Sports from 2009-2015.
From 2012 to 2017, Stoehr served as a sub varsity and/or varsity assistant basketball coach at several Greenville County schools including Riverside, Greer and Blue Ridge. He joined the Dorman teaching and coaching staff in 2017 and has earned respect from players, coaches and parents alike as a hard-working coach who is well organized, adept at social media and marketing and who pays close attention to details which will serve him well in his new role.