Athletics

Meet the Team

The Hill School athletics department plays a major role to ensuring the success and health of our student-athletes. Without them, it would not be possible to offer high-level athletic experiences at The Hill.

Meet the Team: Steve Notebaert

What is your role at Hill? As the Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance, I’m responsible for providing athletics department support to the boys’ and girls’ ice hockey programs, managing afternoon co-curricular sign ups/attendance, and running the strength and conditioning program, to name a few, and I serve as the dorm head in Rolfe. I started at Hill as the Head Strength & Conditioning coach and dorm parent in Foster, and then took on the role of managing summer programs and facility rentals while serving as the dorm head in Wendell.

How long have you worked here? I started at Hill in 2014. 

What did you do before you began working at Hill? I worked in collegiate athletics prior to Hill, specifically in strength and conditioning. I spent time at St. Joseph's University (PA), University of Texas, and Mount Saint Mary's (MD).

Tell us about your Family. I live with my beautiful wife, Kayleigh Summers (also works at Hill), our 18-month-old son Cal, and we can’t forget to mention our dog, Dax. I grew up in West Chester, Pa., and I’m the oldest of three siblings. My youngest brother and his wife just welcomed their first child this month!

What’s your favorite part about working here? The Hill community. My family and I are grateful to be a part of this community and to have so many great relationships on this campus.

Fun/random fact about you. A random fact that some might not know about me: I am passionate about the outdoors. I enjoy spending my time hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking – really anything that connects me to nature and the outdoor experience.

Meet the Team: Brian Atrim

What is your role at Hill?  My role at Hill is the athletics equipment room manager, taking care of all the needs of our fall, winter and spring athletes so they can practice and compete in games. I’ll issue practice gear and uniforms, and do field set-up for games. I also take care of the rentals of our sports facilities and summer camps to outside groups.

How long have you worked here?  Have you had the same job the entire time? I have had other jobs on campus, I started at Hill working security. I started at Hill in late 2011 but had about a year and a half hiatus when I left to work for Norfolk Southern Railroad. Since that job didn’t work out, I came back to Hill in March 2018 and have been here ever since.

What did you do before you began working at Hill? After college I worked as a graphic designer for an advertising agency for ten years. I also worked for the Pottsgrove School District for two years in different roles; most notably an assistant lacrosse coach.

Tell us about your Family. My family consists of my three beautiful daughters, Gracie (13), Gabriella (11) , and Emmalyn (9). I try to spend as much time with them as I can. We enjoy being outdoors enjoying nature. I have an older brother who is married with three children who live in this area and my mother, who lives in Delaware.   

What’s your favorite part about working here? My favorite part of working at Hill is definitely the interaction with the students, getting to know them, and making sure they are prepared for whatever sport they are competing in. Also can’t leave out my co-workers in the athletics building, it’s fun to work down there with them around.

Fun/random fact about you. Random fact about me is that I’m an artist. I still paint a lot, usually working from my own photographs and painting in acrylics or oils.

Meet the Team: Marian Threadgill

What is your role at Hill? Athletics Department Operations Coordinator.  That’s a fancy title for “grunt.” 

How long have you worked here?  Have you had the same job the entire time? I came to Hill in April 1992 and never expected to stay for 29 years!  I have always worked in Athletics.  The position has stayed basically the same, but the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the position have grown quite a bit over the years. 

What did you do before you began working at Hill? I worked in inventory control for a manufacturer of electronic connectors.  It was quite a different role than the one I’ve enjoyed during my time at The Hill.   

Tell us about your Family. My father left Portugal when he was 17.  He sailed to Brazil, then to the U.S., where according to family lore, he jumped ship.  Eventually, he entered the country legally.  He made his way to Pennsylvania where he met my mother, who was from Austria.  It always amazed me that they managed to travel thousands of miles and meet in a new country, then marry and raise a family.  Of a more immediate nature, my family includes my sons, Christopher ’02, Patrick ’05; daughter-in-law, Molly; and my beloved granddaughters, Quinn and Jordan.  They are a constant source of happiness.  Of course, I would be absolutely lost without my sister, Caroline, who keeps me busy most weekends.   

What’s your favorite part about working here? I’ve always enjoyed the challenges of the job.  It’s like assembling a giant puzzle, pulling together various pieces to form a cohesive and functioning unit.  That cannot be accomplished without help.  I work with an amazing cast of characters that make my job so much easier.  But let’s not forget the real reason for our efforts – the incredible students.  I know how much they appreciate all we do.  But I hope they know how much I appreciate them.  They have given me many enjoyable moments. 

Fun/random fact about you. When I was growing up, one of my favorite stories was Alice in Wonderland and the Jabberwocky poem by Lewis Carroll.   I repeated it so much that my sister and brother gave me the nickname Mimsy.  The nickname followed me for many, many years!  Thankfully, no longer!