Athletics

Nomination Information

To submit a nomination, please complete the form below.
In 2012, a dedicated team of Hill School alumni, faculty, and administrators developed this honorary hall and recognition program. Hill’s proud and enduring athletics tradition is one that merits celebration, and The Hill School Athletics Hall of Fame appropriately and elegantly honors outstanding athletic achievement by Hill alumni, coaches, and teams. The Athletics Hall of Fame spotlights the very best of the many remarkable individuals and teams from The Hill School’s storied past, linking the past to the present and inspiring current Hill student-athletes, coaches, and teams to further greatness.

Nominations are made in one or more of the following categories: Player; Coach; Team; or Extraordinary Sports Achievement, in recognition of superior athletic or sports-related accomplishment by a Hill alumnus/alumna in his or her service to sport. In general, athletes must wait 10 years for Hall of Fame eligibility and teams must wait 15 years. The Trophy Room will continue to honor Hill athletics as well, but the Hall of Fame will be a more distinct and elevated honor from Trophy Room accolades.

Nomination Procedure

Any person affiliated with The Hill School may make a nomination for the Athletics Hall of Fame: this group includes alumni; past and present parents; current, past, and retired coaches; and current, former, retired, and emeriti faculty. Nominations can be made online, or may be submitted through the mail using the PDF forms located on the same nomination forms page.

Each nomination must be accompanied by a “resume” explaining why the nominee or team deserves Hall of Fame consideration. This resume should include a detailed explanation of the nominee’s or team's achievements and will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and may be discussed with relevant coaches and faculty as necessary during the vetting process. Please be aware that a nominator may be contacted if the Selection Committee needs more information about the nominee than was included in the nomination form.

No more than five (5) nominees will be inducted annually. Special attention will be paid to the composition and balance within each nominated class. Preference will be given to alumni and the majority of any class should be composed of alumni first. Each class could also have a team and/or a coach as well. However, no class should have more than one (1) team or more than two (2) coaches. There may also be one (1) inductee for the Extraordinary Sports Achievement category in a class. Finally, no class shall have more than two (2) posthumous inductees.

Nomination Form

Each year, the Selection Committee will review candidates for selection.  The Committee includes:

Seth Eilberg P'22
Director of Athletics

Rob Walley '88
President of the Alumni Association

Doug Brody '02
Trustee

Rick Borger P'90 '93
Faculty emeritus and retired coach

Amanda Dougherty
Current faculty member

Tom Eccleston '87 P'19 '21
Current faculty member

Nate Yinger '05
Sports Information Director

Shelley Baumgarten
Director of Alumni and Parent Engagement

Founders' Hall

In the inaugural year (2012), a special “Founders’ Hall” was inducted for those uncontestable, legendary and/or posthumous coaches, alumni and Hill administrators that had significant impact on Hill athletics. The Founders’ Hall was a one-time, distinct class induction celebrated at the inaugural induction ceremony in January 2013.