Since 2006, Hathaway Brown's Speech & Debate team has continually grown and improved, with more than 50 Upper School students now taking part. Team members meet regularly during the season, practicing their approaches and honing their skills in several regional and interstate tournaments. Girls compete in a variety of disciplines, including Lincoln-Douglas Debate and Congressional Debate.
The team is coached by Jason Habig, who was himself a highly ranked debater during his high school career at St. Ignatius. He coached at his alma mater before coming to Hathaway Brown in 2005. He additionally serves as chair of the Middle School History Department and is the North Coast District Chairman of the National Forensic League.