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Scott Barrows, a Chambersburg native, was approved to take over the boys basketball program at Camp Hill on Monday night by the school board.

The Lions, who finished 19-6 last year and placed third in the District 3 Class AA Tournament, return four starters, but do lose their leading scorer from last year, Deshawn Franklin. Barrows takes over for Wayne Fletcher, who resigned after last season.

"We're going to continue the excellent tradition here at Camp Hill," Barrows said. "They've done a great job building this program; this is a great community with fantastic academics."

Barrows, 26, grew up in Chambersburg and went to St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, where he graduated in 2006. He then went on to play basketball at Penn State Mont Alto before graduating from Penn State's main campus.

He served as an assistant coach at James Buchanan in 2012-13, and he spent the past two seasons at East Pennsboro as a high school assistant and middle school head coach.

"The experiences I had with those two programs were fantastic," Barrows said. "They showed me how to run and build a program from the youth programs all the way to the varsity level."

Barrows, who will also teach middle school math at Camp Hill, hopes to continue an already strong basketball program, but he does plan to add some of his own touches to it.

He said, "We have a good program with a lot of core talent. We are going to be a very defensive-minded team, and we want to be the hardest working, most disciplined team with great men in the classroom and community."

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