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Boys' Cross Country: Chris DeLucia

Chris DeLucia is the head coach of the boys’ cross country program. He has worked with boys’ cross country since the fall of 2002, and with track since arriving at The Hill in 1999. Prior to The Hill, Chris worked as a technology specialist in Maine, developing collaborative software projects among foreign language faculty at Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges. He has a master’s degree in international studies, with a focus on Chinese history, and several years of further work in Chinese language and literature (ABD), at the University of Washington. Chris teaches Chinese language at The Hill. Chris ran cross country and track in high school, and cross country in college.  
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Girls' Cross Country: Dan McMains '98

Dan graduated from The Hill in 1998 where he earned varsity letters in cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field. He was a member of an undefeated track team and Trophy Room cross country team his senior year. After graduating from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, Dan coached track and cross country at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, La., where his teams won four State Championships, three District Track Championships, and three Regional Track championships in two years. Dan returned to The Hill in 2005 and served as the assistant boys' cross country coach before taking over the girls' program in 2010.  He also coaches distance runners on the spring track team.  Dan is a USATF Level 1 certified coach.
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Field Hockey: Jen Weissbach

Jen Weissbach became head field hockey coach in 2017 after spending the previous three seasons as the team’s assistant coach. A native of North Caldwell, NJ, Coach Weissbach was a member of three New Jersey state championship teams at West Essex High School. She also played basketball at West Essex and graduated as a member of the 1,000 point club.

Coach Weissbach attended Dartmouth College, where she was a four-year member of the Big Green field hockey team. In her freshman and sophomore years, she earned a spot on the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division 1 National Academic Squad, and in her senior year Coach Weissbach was a team co-captain. She graduated from Dartmouth with a B.A. in neuroscience and pre-medicine.

Her field hockey coaching experience outside of The Hill includes the Team Vermont indoor team, Blizzard Club Field Hockey Team, the Dartmouth Field Hockey Summer Camp, and World Camp USA Summer Camp.

Coach Weissbach is an instructor of science at The Hill, and she also is the head varsity girls’ basketball coach.
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Football: Jeff Hollway

Jeff Hollway took over Hill Football for the 2016 season after a three-year tenure at Wyoming Seminary, where he rebuilt the Knights’ football program following its two-year hiatus from competition. As a player, Coach Hollway was a four-year letterman at Ohio Wesleyan University. He earned three all-conference selections, was a two-time All-American, and played in the NCAA Division III All-Star game. Coach Hollway also played lacrosse in college. Coach Hollway was an assistant coach at Olentangy Liberty High School in Powell, Ohio for two years before moving to Greenhill School in Addison, Texas. At Greenhill, Coach Hollway was head lacrosse coach from 2005-2010 and head football coach from 2010-2013. In 2011, Coach Hollway was selected to coach in the Texas Private School Coaches’ Association Football All-Star Game.
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Boys' Golf: Joe Lagor

After ten seasons as the junior varsity coach, Joe Lagor inherited the boys' golf program from legendary coach Jim Reifsnyder at the conclusion of the 2010 season. Following his first year in 2011, he helped orchestrate the program's transition from a spring-only sport to a two-season sport that competes in both the fall and spring seasons.  In the fall of 2011, the team's first time playing fall competition, Coach Lagor guided the team to a second place finish in the inaugural Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA) State Championship tournament.  In addition to coaching boys' golf, Coach Lagor has coached a variety of levels of boys' ice hockey since his arrival at The Hill in 1987.  He also is the head of the Modern Language department and is an instructor of French. 
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Boys' Soccer: Chris Drowne '89

A goalkeeper on The Hill’s undefeated 1988 squad, Chris Drowne ‘89 took over as head boys' soccer coach in 2006 after having spent 13 years as assistant to the Rev. John Bensinger. After The Hill, Coach Drowne earned his B.A. from Bucknell University and M.A. from Villanova University. He is the McNally Chair of History and the Knobloch Chair of Economics. He teaches AP European history and world history, and serves as head varsity baseball coach. In addition to his experience at The Hill, Coach Drowne played his club soccer for the New York Athletic Club and has competed as a player or coach in Botswana, Spain, Portugal, Scotland and England. He earned his coaching license from the English FA and has served as a staff coach for a number of soccer camps.
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Girls' Soccer: Laura Wann

Laura Wann became Hill girls’ soccer head coach in 2016 after spending two years as an assistant coach at Williams College, where she was a member of the Ephs’ 2015 NCAA Division III National Champion squad. Coach Wann graduated from Palos Verdes High School in California before embarking on a highly successful four-year career as a goalkeeper at Williams. She backstopped the Ephs to three NESCAC championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Elite 8 in 2011. In 2012, Coach Wann earned All-NESCAC honors. After graduating from Williams, she remained in the program as an assistant coach. Williams reached the NCAA Final during both of Coach Wann’s seasons on the sideline, falling in 2014 before winning in 2015.
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Girls' Tennis: Clarence Oliver

Clarence Oliver took over as the Tennis Head (head varsity girls' and boys' coach) in the fall of 2014 after coming to The Hill following many years of working and coaching in the boarding school world in South Africa.  During his playing days, Coach Oliver was his high school team’s number one player and was chosen to represent his region at the Interprovincial tournaments. He went on to play at the University of the Western Cape, where he was a five-year member of the University’s tennis team. He continued to play into his early adulthood while working in South Africa, representing his region at several Senior Interprovincial tournaments. In addition to remaining active as a player, Oliver has coached tennis since 2000. Oliver was the Head of Tennis at Kingswood College from 2000-2006, coaching both the boys’ and girls’ teams. In 2006 he began teaching and coaching at Somerset College, where he was the junior boys’ coach through the 2013-14 season. Coach Oliver also is an instructor of mathematics at The Hill.
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Boys' Water Polo: Doug Jones

Coach Jones joined the Hill faculty in August of 2006 and currently serves as a counselor, instructor of Psychology, the head coach of boys’ water polo, and assistant with the swimming program. He attended Hill’s perennial rival, Lawrenceville, where he lettered in swimming and water polo. Coach Jones was a four-year starter and senior co-captain for the Johns Hopkins University water polo team. He earned Mid-Atlantic Conference all-tournament team and all-academic honors. As the head coach of both swimming and girls’ water polo at Saratoga High School in California, he led teams to several league titles and four Top 8 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sectional finishes. Coach Jones has coached water polo at the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and Macalester College. In the fall of 2005, the University of Arizona Men’s club team placed third at the College Water Polo Association Collegiate Club National Tournament. The 2018 season marks Coach Jones’ 13th year at Hill and his 23rd year coaching water polo at the collegiate, high school, or club level.
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Girls' Water Polo: Mark Nelson

A longtime head boys’ water polo coach at The Hill, Coach Nelson became the head girls’ water polo coach in 2018 after spending the previous eight seasons as an assistant in both the girls’ and boys’ programs. A Bowdoin College graduate, Coach Nelson was an assistant coach for two seasons before taking over as head boys’ coach in 1982. He led the 1984 team to an undefeated season and Eastern Championship, the first of five championship teams he coached. In his 24-year tenure as head boys’ coach, Coach Nelson accumulated a career record of 334 wins, 243 losses, and four ties, leading the program to Eastern Prep Championship titles in 1996, 1999, 2000, and 2002. Additionally, 18 of his players were named All-Americans. After stepping aside following the 2005 season, Coach Nelson took a brief hiatus from water polo before returning to the pool deck in 2010. He spent three seasons as the assistant girls’ coach and was the assistant boys’ coach for five years before taking over the girls’ program.
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