Steve Notebaert took over as The Hill School’s new head strength and conditioning coach in August 2015. Notebaert brings a wealth of strength and conditioning coaching experience to The Hill, most recently working as the head strength and conditioning coach at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md.
Notebaert is the School’s first full-time strength and conditioning coach. In this capacity, Notebaert’s responsibilities include creating a coherent program for Hill student-athletes that develops several athletic attributes such as strength, agility, flexibility, and endurance; working with in-season varsity teams; running the seasonal strength and conditioning and fitness programs; overseeing the weight room facility and equipment; and offering adult fitness classes to The Hill community. He resides on campus as a dorm parent in Foster Dormitory.
A West Chester, Pa. native, Notebaert attended Upland Country Day School and Malvern Prep. He earned his undergraduate degree from St. Joseph’s University in 2008, where he was a member of the Men's Ice Hockey team.
Notebaert earned an Exercise and Sport Physiology degree from West Chester University. He was a graduate assistant during his final year in the program, when he oversaw the university’s fitness center and assisted the university’s athletics coaches with the development of sport-specific training programs.
Prior to completing his degree at West Chester, Notebaert worked outside of the university to build his strength and conditioning coaching experience. He spent a year at the Summit Sports Training Center, where he worked with high school, college, and professional athletes in speed development, agility, plyometrics, and weight room training. He also was a strength and conditioning intern at St. Joe’s, and he spent the summer of 2012 as a strength and conditioning intern with the University of Texas at Austin football team.
His internship at St. Joe’s led to Notebaert being hired as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the university, a position he held from August 2012 until June 2014. It was during this time that Notebaert introduced the internship program to the university’s strength and conditioning program. Notebaert worked closely with the university’s rowing, tennis, and track and field teams, and also assisted with program implementation for the basketball, men’s lacrosse, softball, and women’s soccer teams.
Notebaert also was the head strength and conditioning coach at the Jim Watson Ice Hockey Academy from June 2013 until July 2014, where he developed hockey-specific, off-ice workouts for the program run by former Philadelphia Flyers player Jim Watson.
Most recently, Notebaert was the head strength and conditioning coach at Mount St. Mary’s University. He developed and implemented programs for the university’s 10 Division I sports, working closely with head coaches to schedule and coordinate training sessions in the gym and on the playing fields. Notebaert additionally oversaw a $70,000 renovation project for the university’s weight room.