COACHING DATABASE

Hi! This is a page for coaches to post resumes/information for teams to hire them! If you are a debater/team looking to hire a coach, feel free to reach out to any of the potential coaches below. If you are a coach who wants to post a short bio/resume, please fill out the form here, or write a short bio in the boxes below!

If you hire someone from this page, let us know (DM us on Instagram or email us (beyondresolvedgirlspf@gmail.com) so we can check in on y’all throughout the season, if you want.

If you need advice/help with what to look for / how to choose a coach, also feel free to reach out to us and we can help you with whatever you need!

We will try our best to keep this page updated, but you can always check here for the most recent responses to our google form. Grammatical errors are the result of my bad copy/pasting, not the coaches themselves.

**If you are a coach that has already been hired and don’t plan on coaching other teams, please contact us to have your bio removed/ put in a Confirmed Coaches section so that we can keep our database up to date. As always, you can reach us on our Facebook, Instagram, or E-mail [Beyond Resolved, @beyondresolved, beyondresolvedgirlspf@gmail.com] **

***Note: Submissions are in alphabetical order. We advise looking through all of them before making a decision!***

Alex Shoflick

My name is Alex Shoflick. I did PF for four years and went to Cherry Creek High School in Denver. I was captain for the Cherry Creek High-school Debate team and had a very successful career debating under Cherry Creek WS. I have over 1,000 NFL points; for perspective, Colorado is a state that does not allow double entering and my team rarely travels even though I am a trained circuit debater through Harvard Debate Camp. This has lent to me becoming very skilled in both lay and tech debate. That is to say that I am comfortable teaching in both styles. My prouder moments in my debate career include: placing 12th at NSDA nationals in 2018, being the first team from my school to qualify to the Gold TOC, and just this past year, I lost just 3 rounds out of 56, and all of my losses were in break rounds. I won every local tournament with the exception of state and lost in breaks at UC Berkeley and NSDA nats this year although still placing top 40.

I have just graduated and will be attending the University of a Michigan for a year and then transferring to Cornell with a guaranteed transfer. If you happen to be in the vicinity of either of those schools I am happy to work with you in person and attend some of your tourneys to help. If you don’t live nearby I am happy to coach over video. Pay is negotiable depending on what you want. In addition, if you’re interested in flying me out to tourneys over the year I would be happy to oblige.

Feel free to contact me at alexshoflick@gmail.com or over Snapchat with my user: Shoflick

Alexander Batt

Hello! My name is Alexander Batt; I am an Independent from Washington State. I am a Lincoln Douglas and Policy debater as my primary forms of debate. I have also competed in Public Forum for two years. I did National Circuit debate for less than a year, and I excelled. I come from a very traditional circuit without a progressive coach, so I know how difficult the transition is so I can help with that. I have been primarily a Criticism debater. I have read everything from Settler Colonialism, Capitalism, Afro-pessimism, Baudrillard, Queer Theory, and so much more. I am one of the most devoted debaters that you will ever meet; I try to do 3-5 hours of debate a day, which includes general prep, online practice rounds, speech drills, and reading literature. People have labeled me as a “Criticism Hack,” but that means that I have gotten very good at going for Topicality or Theoretical positions. My ideal 1NC is a Criticism and a Topicality Shell. As a coach, I have experience. I coached three kids at the Middle School Tournament of Champions in Lincoln Douglas debate. I coached three kids to First Place, who also received 3rd Speaker, An Octofinalist who was the 1st Speaker, And a Quarter-Finalist who was 6th Speaker. I helped them learn new arguments, I cut them new Affirmative Positions with 1AR frontlines and Drilled with them for hours each day. I would be willing to go above and beyond with anyone. You would have my entire attention, and I would be willing to help with everything. I could Lecture you on a certain position you find interesting, do speech drills, Do a practice debate with me, or anything else you could possibly need! If you need anything, I am more than willing to help, even if it isn’t debate related! If you have any questions at all about anything, don’t be afraid to text me or email me with any questions!

Email: alexanderrbatt@gmail.com Phone Number: (360)599-0082 Facebook: Alexander Batt

Andrew Briceno

I debated four years of Public Forum for Cypress Bay High School in Florida (class of 2018) and was PF captain my senior year. During my career I earned 6 gold bids to the tournament of champions and made late elimination round appearances at national tournaments such as semis at Berkeley, quarters at Blue Key and octos at Bronx and Emory. In addition, I was able to qualify to the FFL state tournament, the TOC, and NSDA nationals all in the same year.

This year I have coached for King HS in Tampa, FL, as well as Cypress Bay and have coached students to elim rounds at Blue Key, the Sunvitational, Emory, and Berkeley.
My coaching style consists of pre-tournament Skype sessions which I like to begin well in advance and which include topic brainstorms, argument construction, case edits, searching for evidence, and most importantly planning in round strategy. In addition, If possible I would love to attend tournaments in person to give post round feedback and focus on the important changes that should be made during tournaments. I am currently studying at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) but I am open to coaching a team located anywhere.

Email: andrewbriceno2000@gmail.com
Facebook: Andrew Briceno

Andrew Jun Huang

Andrew Huang has participated in Public Forum Debate for three years in high school at Lake Mary Prep in Orlando and is currently the Debate Captain. He and his partner semi-finaled at 2018 Yale Invitational, quartered at the 2018 NCFL Nationals and championed the 2018 International Public Forum at NSDA, the Blue Key Round Robin, The Tradition Round Robin, and the Tradition Cypress Bay Tournament, the Sunvitational, and the Cavalier Round Robin. Most notably, he semi-finaled at the TOC in 2019. He and his partner has been ranked as high as 1st on PF rankings and he has accumulated 17 career bids.

Hey, I’ll be going to Yale-NUS after the summer so most of the coaching that I’d likely be able to do is online or prep related. This being said, I’d love to coach a team of any level, circuit or otherwise, since I believe that this event should be accessible to everyone. Pay is negotiable, and certainly if you can afford to fly me out to tournaments during the school year I’d also be happy to oblige. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Email: andrewjunhuang@gmail.com Facebook: Andrew Huang

Anish Warty

Anish Warty debated in PF under the code Shrewsbury IW and will be in the Massachusetts area next year. My proudest debate accomplishment was reaching quarterfinals at Yale and becoming the first team in my school’s history to qualify to the Gold Tournament of Champions. Outside of attending tournaments, I would be open to coaching around 3-5 hours/per week but this is all dependent on my college schedule and the needs of my team. I can help with coaching at tournaments, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills, (topic) lectures, skill lectures. My greatest skills a coach would be working to create strong narratives and case strategies. I would coach online for a large program (5+ teams), small program, one team, multiple teams (same school) privately online, or multiple teams (different schools) privately online. I would coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, a sophomore team, a junior team, a senior team, a team with an established debate program, or a team with a new debate program. Pay is negotiable depending on number of teams, hours and socioeconomic status.I will try my best to attend tournaments nearby like Harvard and Yale, regardless of if I am coach a team next year. If I do end up coaching a team, I would love to fly out to tournaments if they need a judge or want in person coaching. I am open to traveling to around 4-5 tournaments not including TOC and Nationals.

Facebook: Anish Warty, email: anishwarty@gmail.com

Arunabh Sarkar

Arunabh Sarkar debated for Highland High School for 3 years. He has done debate types like Policy, Congress, but has a primary focus in Public Forum. Arunabh has also had a lot of experience in speech as his junior year he was a double state champion in Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking. He and his partner have reached elimination rounds at tournaments such as the Alta Silver and Black Invitational and have won circuit tournaments, like Copper Classic. Most notably, Arunabh took 7th place at the NSDA National Tournament in Public Forum Debate.

I am still a rising senior so my coaching will largely be over skype or hangouts. I can offer services ranging to cutting cards and cooking up saucy case ideas to practice debating and critiquing existing prep. I have been known around the circuit for co-writing Dirt Debate and starting my own range of blocks known as the Meme Files. If you have seen blocks titled (Spiderman Blocks, Osama Bin Chungus, It’s Free Real Estate) then you have used my file. I am very excited to work with you this year and I am very negotiable on price.

email; sarkararunabh@gmail.com
instagram; _arunabh
facebook; Arunabh Sarkar

Aubra Scott-Hinkle (They / Them or She / Her)

I debated lincoln douglas, policy, parliamentary, and extemp/impromptu, and I’ll be attending United World College Dilijan in Dilijan, Armenia. My proudest achievement is Lewis and Clark tournament this year. Despite it only being my third ever bid tournament I managed to be top seed going into out rounds, third speaker, and didn’t drop a ballot until finals reading nothing but fem. That was where I got my first TOC bid. Honestly, that all came second to how I was able to do it reading arguments I genuinely believed in. I come from a very traditional tournament where I was voted down for even mentioning disparities in debate. So, to be able to read arguments I cared about and have the community around me – judges and competitors alike – believe in the power of them was astonishing for me. That experience truly shaped who I am as a debater and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I would be willing to put in 5-15 hours a week for coaching and I’m happy to offer emotional support, general prep, judge online practice rounds, do speech drills and give topics and skill lectures. Kritikal argumentation is by far my favorite sector of the debate world. As a competitor I almost exclusively ran fem with a dabbling of set col, gender abolitionism, prison abolitionism, vaporwave, and ableism. I also loved running FRIV theory (I won my camp tournament reading ASPEC lol). So, whether you want to learn the basics of Ks or theory/t (or how to answer it) or want to learn the nuances of running a K AFF strategically, I’d probably be a good fit for you. I also in my free time read a lot so I’m pretty well versed in a lot of literature bases. I reaaally don’t want fem or Ks to die in debate so I’m willing to dedicate a lot of time helping you be successful in your endeavors, whatever they may be. Additionally, I’m a good person for judging practice debates as I have a lot of experience balancing big picture round analysis with most intricate skills like line by line and knowing how to collapse. AKA, if “round vision” if something that you struggle with, I can help. I hope we can work together 🙂 I would coach online for a small program, or an individual team, for a team of any age, without a school program, who have some experience in varsity, but have yet to qualify for TOC. I will be overseas for most of the season, so I probably can’t make it to that many tournaments.

Email or Text me at aubra.scott-hinkle@oakhillschool.net or 541-972-2752

Ben Cheng (He / Him)

Ben debated for the Nueva School under Nueva CS in Public Forum and Parliamentary debate for four years. He will be attending the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. While he quartered at TOC in Parli, and broke at PF TOC and won Berkeley in PF, his greatest accomplishment was Berkeley semis his junior year. He’s willing to commit 3-5 hours a week to coaching, with more before tournaments. He’s happy to attend physical practices, coach at tournaments, offer emotional support, do general prep, judge at tournaments and online practice rounds, speech drills, and give skill and topic lectures. He has a lot of experience in progressive argumentation, and has substantial experience coaching Nueva’s novices and providing feedback on rounds, and is skilled in brainstorming analytical arguments and blocks because of his time in Parli. He would coach either individual teams, or a school program of any size. Ideally, he would coach a team that has at least broken at a few tournaments.

Facebook: Ben Cheng. Email: bncheng@uchicago.edu

Ben Shahar (They / Them)

Ben debated for the Nueva School under Nueva CS and XS in Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas*, and Parliamentary debate for four years, and will attend Rice University in Houston, Texas. In addition to winning Berkeley (PF), finaling at NPDI, quartering at NPDL TOC, and broke at PF TOC, they introduced many progressive arguments into Public Forum and coached a lot of amazing Nueva novices. They are willing to help attend physical practices, coach at tournaments, offer emotional support, general prep, judge at tournaments, judge online practice rounds, do speech drills, (topic) lectures, skill lectures, and other drills that aren’t specifically speech related. They worked very hard as a debater and want to encourage people to work as hard as they can. Their experience consists of working with debaters on Nueva’s team and they have a pretty decent knowledge of a lot of different drills that are useful in specific circumstances to deliberately focus on specific skills. In addition to this, they have also learned a lot from some of their coaches and other community members about how to ethically and healthily relate to debate and they want to try to help people with that pedagogy. They would coach for any program of any size, for a team with some varsity experience

* While they haven’t competed much in LD themselves, they’ve done a decent amount of prep and drills with some friends for fun, some of whom were pretty successful competitively, but because of factors outside of their control, they weren’t able to compete in LD.

Facebook: Ben Shahar (preferable) Email: bshahar@rice.edu

Brooks Howell

Hello, my name is Brooks and I debated for Lincoln-Sudbury High School. I got four gold bids and two silver bids in the 2018-2019 debate season, including semis at Princeton and Lexington. I also got a few speaker awards such as 3rd speaker at Emory. I would be very happy to coach a team of any skill level, preferably in the New York City/Northeast area because I will be attending NYU next year. Pay is negotiable and dependent on the number of students I would be coaching as well as their socioeconomic background.

Facebook: Brooks Howell, email: brookshowell19@gmail.com

Charlie Jackson

I debated for Millard North High School in Omaha, Nebraska under Millard North SN for four years, and will attend the University of Nebraska, Lincoln next year. I won the first ever silver TOC my sophomore year, earned 10 career bids, broke at the gold TOC, running arguments that most people wouldn’t like and feeling good about them. I can commit as many as anyone would want, I spent countless hours on debate and would make an effort to call those I worked with daily or every other day. I’m happy to attend physical practices, coach at tournaments, offer emotional support, assist with general prep, judge at tournaments and online practice rounds, help with speech drills, and give topic and skill lectures. My greatest skills are weighing, nuanced case arguments, and round vision. I would coach for a school or individual teams. Ideally, I would coach a team with at least some varsity experience and are sophomores or older. I would love to go to as many tournaments as possible. If there’s anything else you want to know, hmu!

Facebook: Charlie Jackson. Phone: 312-671-7777

Darya Kaviani (She / Her)

Darya debated for Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, California, in Public Forum, and also did a variety of speech events including extemp, impromptu, and interp. She will attend UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California. Her proudest accomplishments are qualling to gold toc twice, winning first speaker at Stanford, winning the Presentation Invitational, and running colonialism arguments. She’s willing to put in as many hours as necessary, and is willing to help a team with at physical practices (provided they’re close to Berkeley), coach and judge at tournaments, offer emotional support, general prep, judge online practice rounds, help with speech drills, and give skill and topic lectures. As a coach, her greatest skills are adding emotional support on top of debate work, work ethic for prepping, writing arguments that matter / she is passionate about and being attentive and responsible. She would coach for any program or team of any size, for a team with at least some experience in varsity.

Facebook: Darya Kaviani

David Kinane

Hey I’m David, I debated for 4 years at Unionville. I have gotten 6 bids throughout high school on a pretty limited schedule, qualifying to the TOC twice and breaking my senior year with a speaker award. I’ve gotten to quarterfinals at Emory and Upenn, semifinals at Lexington, and I won Villiger, receiving a couple of speaker awards on the way. I also have some experience in policy debate (finaled at Upenn senior year). I’ll be at the University of Michigan so having a team relatively close would be nice so transportation is easy, but I’d be down with coaching anyone if they are okay with just calls or paying more for transportation. Any debate style is fine, I come from a small local circuit so I have plenty of traditional debate experience, but I really enjoy progressive debates too so if that’s your style that’s dope. Pay is obviously dependent on how much you want, how many debaters, socioeconomic status of debaters, etc.

Facebook: David Kinane. Email: kinaned19@ucfsd.net

David Parau (He/Him/They)

David debated for BASIS Peoria in Peoria, AZ under the codes RP and KP in public forum, and in policy, extemp/impromptu, and other speech events. He will attend the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. His proudest accomplishments are building and coaching his team. I co-founded my team my freshman year and captained it ever since, going from nothing to top 3 debate programs in the state. My favorite tournament memory was winning UNLV running the petroyuan neg. Other accomplishments include breaking at every single national circuit I’ve ever attended, winning Millard, top 10 speakers at UNLV, Millard, MLK, etc. I was the first team in BASIS Peoria history to qual for ToC, among various local achievements. I debate for the people I meet though, so that’s probably my favorite part of debate. My hours/week are flexible depending on needs and I am willing to help a team by attending physical practices, coaching at tournaments, offering emotional support, helping with general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), and helping with speech drills, (topic) lectures, and skill lectures. My best skills as a coach are in topic knowledge (I ❤ econ, geopolitics, and am familiar with K lit) and prep, collapse strategy and weighing. I am probably one of the best if you want to learn how to carry your partner. I definitely prefer Tech debate but am also very familiar with narrative styles. I also can teach you how to build and maintain programs as I’ve captained mine for 4 years and founded 3 other programs here in Arizona. I would coach any type of team as for skill level and any amount of teams. I will go to whatever tournaments I am needed for – independently, I will travel and judge for BASIS Peoria/his little brother if they need him/can’t get anybody else but obviously the coaching gig would always take priority. I am super passionate about debate, probably gonna do college debate and would push any team to achieve the absolute most. I also believe that my tournament proficiency and knowledge in/of debate is significantly greater than our tournament success might suggest. We only started circuit debate late junior year, and only went to 5 circuit tournaments senior year due to reasons outside of our control, but still managed to achieve a (roughly) 50-1 record between February and ToC of senior year, showcasing the level of success we could have achieved and maintained had we had the opportunity to debate more often.

email: david.parau@gmail.com

Dhruva Rangan

Hello! My name is Dhruva and I have competed for 3 years in PF at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School serving as team captain my senior year. I have gotten bids to the Gold Tournament of Champions, qualifying my junior and senior years. Most notably I have reached octafinals at Princeton and the TOC, quarterfinals at Harvard, semifinals at Manchester and Bronx, and finals at Lexington, in addition to earning speaker awards at multiple tournaments. I will be going to school in the Northeast (Bentley University in Waltham, MA) and would be down to go to a lot of tournaments in the region. Pay is negotiable and dependent on the number of students I would be coaching as well as their socioeconomic background.

Dhruva is willing to attend physical practices, coach at tournaments, provide emotional support, help with general prep, judge at tournaments, judge practice rounds (online), and help with speech drills, (topic) lectures, and skill lectures. His greatest skills as a coach are in helping with summary and final focus, crossfire, and prep. I would coach in person for a large program (5+ teams), one team privately in person, or multiple teams (same school) privately in person. He would coach a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, or a team with an established debate program.

Facebook: Dhruva Rangan, email: 19rangand@abschools.org (Facebook is preferable)

Evan Steinberg 

My name is Evan Steinberg and I have competed in Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, and Parliamentary debate under the code Miramonte SW my sophomore/junior year and the code Miramonte SS my senior year. I will be attending UC Santa Barbara in the fall.

My proudest debate achievements is going 20-1 in league in the SF Bay District and qualifying for State and Nationals my Sophomore year. That year I also placed top 10 in the state (Calif. State tourney) and top 40 in the nation (NSDA Nats). I’ve broken at Berkeley four years in a row, top speaker at SCU invitational, Octos at UOP. Then my junior year I started debating under independent rather than Miramonte and broke at: Stanford, Harker, Glenbrooks, Yale and Golden desert.

I can spend 12 hours a week on coaching. I would be willing to help a team by attending physical practices, coaching at tournaments, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), (topic) lectures, and skill lectures. My greatest skills as a coach are Round vision and collapsing in FF.

I would coach in person for a large program (5+ teams), I would coach online for a large program (5+ teams), I would coach in person for a small program, I would coach online for a small program, I would coach one team privately in person, I would coach one team privately online, I would coach multiple teams (same school) privately in person, I would coach multiple teams (same school) privately online, I would coach multiple teams (different schools) privately in person, or I would coach multiple teams (different schools) privately online.

I would like to coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, or a team with an established debate program.

I attended VBI for two years and I think I have a general grasp of what coaching is effective and what is not. I am willing to go anywhere with the team.

Feel free to contact me via email at evanesteinberg@gmail.com.

Grace Clausen 

I debated for Millard North HS in Omaha Nebraska in Policy under Millard North CC, KC, and GC. I will attend UNL in Nebraska. I’ve been nationally competitive-ish (I’ve picked up a bid, consistently broken on the nat circuit, been in multiple bid rounds, qualified to nats three years in a row). I’ve also coached middle school debate for two years now. I could commit 1-3 hours a week, I’m flexible based off of circumstances. As a coach I could offer emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills and skill lectures, all this depends on location availability. My greatest skills are kritical lit base knowledge, enthusiasm for debate and my willingness to help. I would coach online for one or a few teams from a small program. I’m flexible, but ideally, I would coach for a sophomore or younger team with some Varsity experience, without a school program. I ran pomo and queer theory, and know what I do pretty well. If you’re looking for a straight up coach, I’m probably not your person. I’ll do what I could to help out, but recognize my limitations.

Facebook: Grace Clausen

Griffin Bird (He/Him)

Griffin debated for Gig Harbor in public forum, and extemp/impromptu under the code Gig Harbor BK. He will be attending the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington this fall. His proudest debate accomplishments include being a three time national qualifier, amassing multiple career TOC bids, breaking at NSDA nationals, earning an NSDA black sticker, winning a State Championship (PF), qualifying to the TOC in extemp, and placing in state extemp multiple times. He would be available for up to 10 hours per week, depending on schedules. He is willing to attend physical practices, coach at tournaments, offer emotional support, help with general prep, judge at tournaments, judge practice rounds (online), help with speech drills, and give (topic) lectures and skill lectures. He has worked with debaters at a wide variety of skill levels, is understanding and empathetic, and has 4 years varsity debate experience. He would coach in person or online for a large program (5+ teams), in person or online for a small program, one team privately in person or online, multiple teams (same school) privately in person or online, multiple teams (different schools) privately online, or for a club / urban debate league team online. He would coach for a team with some experience in or starting out varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team with a new debate program, or a team without a debate program (independent).

I debated for a small program and was never able to attend camp. Rates are negotiable, I understand that the debate system has a huge wealth related disparity. Despite coming from a small program I have had success on the local, regional, and national level. I anticipate coaching mostly online, unless any teams near Seattle are looking for help. If you want any references or a more in depth resume, I can do that.

email: griffinbird19@gmail.com

Ilana Cuello-Wolffe (She / Her / Hers)

Ilana Cuello-Wolffe debated for The Dalton School for three years under the codes GC and CF. She qualified to the Tournament of Champions her junior and senior year, reaching out rounds her senior year. She was 15th place at the NSDA National tournament her senior year and reached elimination rounds at many national circuit tournaments, including the New York Invitational, Princeton, Harvard, Ridge, and many others. She received many speaker awards including third speaker at Princeton, Ridge, Villiger, and top speaker at the Byram Hills Invitational and the Westridge Round Robin. She is happy to attend physical practices (in NYC), coach and judge at tournaments, offer emotional support, general prep, judge practice rounds (online), and help with speech drills, (topic) lectures, skill lectures. Her greatest skills as a coach are giving personalized feedback on rounds and coming up with unique and nuanced analysis. She would be happy to coach for any program with any amount of teams at any level, and attend any tournament!

Facebook: Ilana Cuello-Wolffe. Email: icuellowolffe@gmail.com

Isaac Appel (He / Him)

Yo, i’m Isaac and I debated four years for Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, IA. Freshman through junior year, I competed in policy debate, specializing in non-traditional argumentation. Senior year, I competed in public forum debate, amassing 7 bids to the Tournament of Champions (octafinalist). Accomplishments include winning the UK RR, Valley RR, Glenbrooks RR and the Ivy Street RR. Semifinalist at Blake and Emory. My favorite part of debate will always be argument construction and blocking. I’ll be spending my next four years at the University of Pittsburgh, feel free to hit me up on facebook if interested.

Facebook: Isaac Appel

James Harrison (He / Him / His)

James debated for the Institute for Collaborative Education in Public Forum under the team code HW. He will attend Columbia University in New York City. His senior year, he reached runoffs at Silver TOC (25th speaker); received a gold Bid at Blue Key; Broke at Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Penn, Villiger, Scarsdale, Ridge, 2nd place Lakeland Round Robin. His junior year, he earned 4 Silver bids to the ToC (GMU, Ridge, Cypress, Blue Key); Broke at Columbia, Harvard, Capitol Beltway; and finished third at the Lakeland Round Robin. He would be willing to put 12-14 hours a week into coaching, with attending physical practices, coaching and judging at tournaments, general prep, judging practice rounds (online) and speech drills. He specializes in 2nd half strategy, prepping, and casewriting. He would coach for a program (school or club) of any size, in person, with some experience in Varsity. If hired, he could attend most east coast tournaments. Hours and pay are negotiable.

Facebook: James Harrison Phone: 646-370-9799

Joshua Fielding (He / Him / His)

Josh debated for The Dalton School in New York City for four years, under the team code FC his senior year. He will be attending Washington University in St. Louis. He broke at the Gold TOC, reached Octofinals at Bronx, Princeton and Ridge, and was team captain his senior year. His commitment is flexible based on the teams’ needs and he is willing to put in serious effort. He can provide coaching at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills, (topic) lectures, and skill lectures. On the prep note, he wouldn’t full on write cases/blocks for a team but if they needed him to find cards/wanted cards he found that would obviously be there. He really loves both teaching others and ultimately learning from those he teaches. He would be happy to coach for any program/team of any size, as long as they have some experience with debate. Pay/pricing is definitely flexible based on a) the needs of the team b) the number of debaters and c) socioeconomic background. Feel free to message him with any questions or if you want a recipe for a dope and easy pasta dish.

Facebook: Joshua Fielding. Phone: 917-743-6677

Kate Selig (she/her)

Hi! I debate for Bromfield and I’ll be attending Stanford University next year. I qualified to the Tournament of Champions my junior and senior year. Most notably, I quarterfinaled at Harvard and Columbia, finaled at UPenn, and was top speaker at Yale. I’ve taught both middle school Public Forum and Policy debate, and I’ll be coaching at NDF and VBI this summer. I can coach in person if you’re close to Stanford but am also willing to coach over the internet. I’d be able to help with prep, judge practice rounds, run drills, and give skills/topic lectures. I’ll also be available to coach and judge at tournaments. Both pay and how many hours you need a coach for is negotiable.

My Facebook is Kate Selig (preferable), and my email is kselig@stanford.edu.

Kevin Solove

My name is Kevin Solove and I debated in public forum under the code Atlantic RS / Atlantic ZS. I will be located in Chicago whilst attending the University of Chicago Law School.

My proudest debate achievements competing are: 7-0 Berkeley prelims, and quarters at cfl Nats. My proudest debate achievements coaching are: coaching Josh Schulster at Boca High, amassing a couple of bids, and getting 12th at NSDA Nats.

I am willing to dedicate 5-20 hours a week to coaching. I would be willing to help a team with coaching at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), (topic) lectures, and skill lectures.

My greatest skill as a coach is my uniqueness. My cases, blocks, and framework were usually pretty unique and strong. I didn’t have resources as a competitor so I had to think differently to matchup. Also my experience. Many great debaters are not great coaches. I know how to coach, I’ve done it for years, and have already had success coaching. My coaching success isn’t theoretical. I also have experience in a lot of different aspects that others don’t. When I competed I was largely independent. When I coached it was mostly experienced varsity debaters, but I’ve also taught debate to all ages — 6th-12th, and all skill levels.

I would coach online for a large program (5+ teams), I would coach online for a small program, I would coach one team privately online, I would coach multiple teams (same school) privately online, and I would coach multiple teams (different schools) privately online.

The type of team I would like to coach is a team with some experience in varsity, a team that is starting out varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, a middle school team, a freshman team, a sophomore team, a junior team, a senior team, a team with an established debate program, a team with a new debate program, or a team without a debate program (independent.)

I plan on attending Glenbrooks and would be willing to attend any tournaments you want to send me to.

Text me — 5613858194 or email kevintsolove@gmail.com

Keya  Vijapure

Hello! I debated for the Quarry Lane School as Quarry Lane VS. I will be attending UCLA in the fall, and had a decent competitive record; I have 7 career bids to the Tournament of Champions, and have semifinaled tournaments like ASU and Alta, and quarterfinaled at Apple Valley and NDCA. I’ve also received speaker awards at various tournaments like Bronx, Apple Valley, and Alta. I would be available to coach through a video call or even in person if you live in the LA area, and would also love to travel to tournaments. Pay is negotiable and dependends on the number of students I would be coaching, hours, and socioeconomic background.

Facebook: Keya Vijapure Email: Keyu.vijapure@gmail.com

Mahesh Saha

Hi! I competed on the PF circuit for Stuyvesant for 3 years. I qualified to the TOCs (2 gold bids and an unfortunate number of silver bids) and NCFLs my senior year, and reached semis at Emory. I attend Williams College and have been semi-involved in PF this year (I judged Lexington, Harvard and NCFLs). As a coach, I have experience with case building, warrant/impact analysis and other general coaching qualities. Pay is negotiable and I would be available to coach remotely from college and attend tournaments on most weekends, if that is financially possible, as well. Feel free to contact me at ms37@williams.edu!

Mai Rubin

Hey! I’m Mai. I’m a junior at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. I debated in Public Forum for Boca Raton Community High School and currently compete in Parliamentary Debate at FSU. I’ve coached PF in some fashion ever since I graduated, and have coached two teams from two different programs to both be the first teams in the histories of their programs to qualify to the Tournament of Champions in the Gold division. The teams in question are Westridge BM and Richard Montgomery HZ. I also coached Johnston BS, a top 20 finisher at NSDA Nationals in 2018. I specialize largely in skill training and also in coming up with in round strategies. I am looking for a team that’d be willing to fly me out to tournaments, as I do my best work onsite via post round critiques and analysis to help improve strategy and performance as much as possible from round to round. Outside of tournaments, I can coach remotely via Skype. Over Skype, I do tons of drills to prepare for tournaments as well as topic brainstorming and relating my thoughts and strategies on a given topic. In terms of frequency, I am usually able to Skype 2-4 times a week or more depending on how close the tournament coming up is. I am open to coaching a team from pretty much anywhere, even from out of state, and have coached teams from as far as California in the past. Pay is negotiable based on factors like socioeconomic status. Pronouns: He/Him Facebook: Mai Rubin Email: rubinmai@gmail.com

Nilesh Chander

Hey, after the summer I’ll be going to school in Orlando for a year then moving to Atlanta. I’d love to coach a team of any skill level and come to tournaments. It’d be cool if you were also in Orlando so I could help out in person, but I’m down to coach through FaceTime/Skype/Hangouts/etc. As a debater, I got seven gold bids including semis at the Sunvitational, quarters at Emory, and semis + second speaker at Blue Key. I also qualified to every postseason tournament multiple times.

Facebook: Nilesh Chander Email: nilu6060@gmail.com

Noah Kaye (He/Him)

Hi! I’m Noah Kaye, from Poly FK (Public Forum). I will be attending the University of Chicago next year. As a debater, I finaled at Bronx, won Emory and Harvard, reached 7th at Nats, and recently quartered at TOC. As a coach, I would primarily want to work on case ideas, strategy development, and speech redos. Honestly, I will do anything you need with the exception of sitting and writing you blocks / cases. You can contact me on messenger or email me at noahkaye1@gmail.com, whatever is easier.

Oliver Niu (He/Him/His)

Oliver debated under the code Millard North SN in public forum, and will be attending Columbia University in New York City, NY next year. His proudest debate achievements include breaking at TOC, semifinaling at Blake, winning Valley, amassing 10 career bids, and qualifyng to Nats twice. He is willing to spend around 5-10 hours a week coaching, but is flexible. He is willing to help a team by attending physical practices, coaching at tournaments, offering emotional support, helping with general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), and helping with speech drills. He believes his greatest skills as a coach are engaging with and creating unique arguments, weighing work, and round vision. He would coach in person for a large program (5+ teams), in person or online for a small program, one team privately in person or online,  or multiple teams (same school) privately in person or online. He would coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, a sophomore, junior, or senior team, a team with an established debate program, a team with a new debate program, or a team without a debate program (independent). He would go to any tournaments.

Facebook: Oliver Niu, email: oliverhniu@gmail.com

Philip Bonanno (He / Him / His)

Philip debated for Hackley in Public Forum and Parliamentary, under the team code Hackley BW. He will attend Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. His biggest accomplishment is the team he helped build at Hackley, along with consistently quartering his senior year. He would contribute 2-3 on non-tournament weeks/adjusting needs based on what team needs on tournament weeks. He is happy to help with coaching and judging at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills, and topic and skill lectures. His greatest strengths are strategy, weighing, and generally being smart in round. He would coach online, for a small program. Ideally, he would coach a sophomore or older team, with some experience in varsity.

Facebook: Philip Bonanno

Quentin Cooper

My name is Quentin Cooper and I run Candor Briefs and Candor Debate Co. as a whole. I specialize in public forum but am also very familiar with Lincoln-Douglas and have a good understanding of Policy.
I graduated in 2015 as MO State PF Champion with a 66-7 record, multiple district championships, multiple state qualifications, and national qualification.
In November 2018 I started Candor Briefs and have since started taking on more of a coaching role.
“My” coaching accomplishments include-

In PF I coached or mentored:
-4 State tournament qualifiers
-3 District finalists
-2 MSHSAA District Champions
-3 NSDA Nationals qualifiers
-1 NSDA Top 60 team
-1 State Championship Quarterfinalist
-1 MO State Champion

In LD I have coached or mentored:
-1 MSHSAA District semifinalist
-1 State qualifier
-1 NCFL Grand Nationals qualifier

In CX I have coached or mentored:
-1 MSHSAA District Champion
-1 NSDA Nationals qualifier

I am based out of SW Missouri but am free to do remote work or fly out if you can afford to have me there. I currently teach 2 lessons each week on Wednesday and Thursday and might be picking up another team soon. I am free just about any time and pay is negotiable. Debate is my career so you won’t have to worry about me getting distracted with other things like “work”.

Thanks! I hope to hear from you soon.

CandorDebate.com, email: CandorDebateCo@gmail.com

Rachael Harris (She / Her)

I debated for North Allegheny Senior High School in Pittsburg, PA in Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, Big Questions, and other forms of debate, and will attend Allegheny College next year. I legitimately started from the bottom, but eventually worked to become a triple-crown debater (having qualified to States, NCFLs, and NSDAs) during my senior year. Also during my senior year, I was able to write a case that went completely undefeated for an entire topic. In addition, I was able to place at nearly every local tournament in my circuit. My overall record was near 76-75 (having attended over 40 tournaments during my career) and my total NSDA points neared 1200 (also having earned the Outstanding Distinction and the Academic All American Award). Although I feel that these accomplishments are meaningful, I’d have to say that my happiest memories were always enjoyable times with my team, especially breaking as a junior at the GMU Patriot Games in LD (2018). It was my first national tournament ever and my team was very supportive of me breaking. It will always be one of my fondest memories. 🙂 Not including tournament weekends, I’m happy to help out as much as I can (6-7 hours/week not including tournaments). I can help out with coaching and judging at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills, and topic and skill lectures. I am a very traditional LD-Debater (intermediately dabbling in PF, Congress, and Big Questions Debate). I had some experience at varsity debate (progressive, circuit), but was never exposed to it long enough to be able to coach it well. I feel that my skills would best benefit a group of kids at the beginner-intermediate level. I, unfortunately, would not be of much help to a TOC-gold level debate team. I could coach individually or for a team or for a multitude of teams. Depending on the location, I would be willing to coach in person (attend practices, do topic lectures, and judge), but it might be best for me to coach online via Skype, email, or FaceTime (or discord if that is convenient for you). Specifically, I feel that I would be strong in a topic analysis, editing and reviewing cases, helping to do research, helping to write blocks/prep, drills, and judging rounds. As a coach and judge, I know that my feedback is not the word of God and should be taken with a grain of salt. Although I will offer my suggestions, they do not need to be taken unless you would like to make those changes. However, my coaching strategy would be to have practices at least three times per week, and one of those practices (the day before or two days before a tournament) would be a practice round. The first practice after the tournament would be Rebuttal Redos, drills, and going over arguments that you found difficult to respond to. I am very open to changing this strategy to accommodate for your needs as an individual or as a team. I would coach online for multiple teams or a program of any size with some Varsity experience. I come from a very large school (with great resources). My school was always very supportive of our debate team (which amassed nearly 176 members during my senior year). We had several kids attend VBI, ISD, GMIF, and other various camps across the country. We also had several assistant coaches on the team, but were mainly coached by current upperclassmen in our event. However, we always had access to coaches and judges who have coached state champions and have coached our kids at national-level tournaments. Although I am used to a large amount of resources, I am perfectly okay with adjusting and adapting. I would be willing to accommodate any team or individual who would have me as a coach. Also, once I get my schedule for my college classes next year, I should be able to finalize a coaching schedule (if necessary).

Email: harrisrach19@gmail.com

Raj Singh (He / Him / His)

Raj debated for Leadership and Public Service HS in New York City in Public Forum. He will attend the City College of New York next year. As a debater, his greatest accomplishments were going 6-1 at last years TOC and making it to Octos; Going 4-2 at Lakeland this year and breaking the 2 elim curse by making it to semis. He would put in 8-9 hours a week into coaching, and would help at physical practices, coaching and judging at tournaments, emotional support, and general prep. He would coach a senior team that has at least qualled to silver TOC or NSDA nationals without a school program.

Facebook: Rajendra Singh. Email: rajendra10031@gmail.com

Ryan Jiang

Hey– I debated for Corona del Sol HS as Corona del Sol JF and JP. I will be attending Princeton University in the Fall, and I had decent competitive success; I acquired 8 career bids to the Tournament of Champions, championing tournaments like Bronx Science and Golden Desert. I also received a few speaker awards, including at the Tournament of Champions. I would be willing to coach either through video call, or in person if you’re in the New Jersey area. I would also be willing to travel to tournaments (probably upwards of 5-6 per year + TOC/Nationals). Pay is negotiable– it really depends on the number of teams I’d be coaching, hours, and socioeconomic status.

Facebook: Ryan Jiang. Email: ryanyjiang@gmail.com

Sara Catherine Cook (she/her)

Hi! My name is Sara Catherine. I’ve been debating for Altamont for the past three years, and will attend Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. I won Holy Cross, octafinaled at Bronx, and also have a couple of silver bids (Yale, Carrollton). I also won a state championship, and qualified to Nationals and TOC this year. I did some coaching on my team, mentored through Beyond Resolved, and am working at NDF: Boston and ISD: Florida. I am happy to coach in person or online!

I’m happy to help with anything, but am most helpful with learning strategy/round vision; I was really into thinking strategically in terms of all speeches in the round. Judges often made comments to me that they liked the way we organized rebuttal/wrote blocks, and that our case strats were unique and strategic. I feel like I usually went for the right things in rounds and can definitely be helpful in figuring out second half strategy/summary structure. I also can be helpful with weighing and making logical responses in round; while I switched to first speaker senior year, I usually frontlined everything analytically and usually was the one who came up with the types of weighing we did in round. I am probably best when giving feedback after rounds or drills. Additionally, if you ever just need a judge for a practice round, I’m happy to help with that. I could potentially be helpful with finding a prep group for the season, and setting up practice debates with highly competitive teams. I started Beyond Resolved so I can be helpful with dealing with inclusivity/inequality issues in debate and overall morale in the activity. I also want any team I am coaching to feel happy/proud of themselves while debating, so a lot of my feedback will be on a positive note while still pointing out niche things that can be corrected (definitely not a “tough love” type of coach). I’m happy to coach any skill level, but really want to coach a team that likes debate and is excited about doing drills, rounds etc. Independently, I love an underdog. I am flexible about pricing as I want coaching to be accessible. Let me know if you have any questions, and I’d love to work with you!

Facebook: Sara Catherine Cook. Email: sara.c.cook.23@dartmouth.edu

Sim Hao Low (They/Them)

I have been competing in Policy and PF for Westview HS (Oregon) for the past four years and will be attending (and hopefully competing for!) Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD). My career includes a qualification to the TOC in Gold PF, qualifying to NSDA Nationals in PF, and breaks to multiple outrounds in PF and Policy for my state tournament. I have three years of teaching/leadership experience on my team and just recently jumped into private coaching. I would be willing to commit 5 hours in a normal week, but definitely more on tournament weeks. In short, I can help with whatever you need me to — lectures, card cutting, drills, etc. I believe in tailoring my services to focus on the specific areas for improvement each debater has. I have experience with both traditional and progressive argumentation and have adapted to a wide variety of styles, from national circuit to lay debate (including everything in between), so if you’re a debater that’s looking to transition from local/traditional debate to more nat circuit/progressive argumentation, I’d be a good fit for you. I’m open to coaching programs (of any size and establishment) to individual debaters of any experience level.

You can reach me on Facebook (Sim Hao Low) or email me at simdebates@gmail.com

Thadeus Smith

Thadeus Smith has been active in the Speech and Debate community for close to seven years. He has achieved success on the local Washington circuit in Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Original Oratory. Most notably, he has qualified to NSDA Nationals two times, NIETOC one time, and the TOC one time, in addition to six total state qualifications. While 2019 marked the end of his competitive high school career, he looks forward to judging local competitions while attending Pacific Lutheran University, where he plans to double major in Political Science and Women’s & Gender Studies.

I’d love to help out with coaching wherever I can! I have experience coaching with Capitol Debate and with my hometown team. That being said, as a college student it won’t always be easy for me to travel, but I’ll do my best and as long as you reach out ahead of time I should be able to make most situations work. If you have any questions or want to hire me, you can contact me at my email: thadhsmith13@gmail.com or by phone at 360.710.9740.

Thomas Gill (He / Him)

I debated for the Blake School (Blake GJ) in PF and will live in Houston, Texas next year. I’ve had a lot of fun with my team over the years. From my first tournament where I went 1-5, or to all the vine references at nats, the most fun I’ve had in debate is hanging out with the cool people who do the activity. In terms of competitive experience, the most satisfying have been when I finally got my first bid my junior year after having dropped 5 straight bid rounds, when Eva and I made a deep run at nats, and our very successful April 2019. (edit: this man won TOC and is too humble to say it) I would help with coaching at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging practice rounds (online), (topic) lectures, and skill lectures. As a coach, my greatest strengths are probably with redos, especially rebuttal and summary. I was a 2 last year and a 1 this year, so I have some experience with both and how round strategy works. I would coach a team of any size online, with at least some Varsity experience. I believe in having a debate “squad”, so if I’m going to help a team, I’d like to be able to help every team on that squad. I think coaching should be equitable within a team, and that prep should be shared within a team. I believe in cutting cards. I believe in disclosing. If you disagree with these norms, I would be willing to talk about it, but if you are going to work with me next year, I would like teams to be willing to at least consider engaging in all of these norms (I’d rather you disclose but would be ok if you didn’t, but I think cutting cards and sharing prep within a team are really important). Also, I can’t guarantee that I can come to tournaments, but I can for sure help teams online

Facebook: Thomas Gill. Phone: 952-426-8085

Thomas Zhang (he/him)

Hey y’all, I went to Dublin Jerome and currently attend the University of Notre Dame. My partner and I were our school’s first team to compete on the nat circuit, so I know what it’s like to have a small program. We only went to four circuit tournaments but bid/reached the bid round at three of them. As a coach, I’ve worked with Ames, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dublin Jerome. During my tenure w them, they made deep elims at UK, Glenbrooks, Penn, TOC, etc. I mostly prefer on-site/at-tournament work with round vision, back-half strategy, and last minute prep. Also as a syo I can actually fulfill judging obligations at toc/ncfls/nsdas :^)

Facebook: Thomas Zhang

Evan Steinberg

Evan debated for Miramonte HS (Miramonte SS / SW) in Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, and Parliamentary. He will attend UC Santa Barbara next year. As a debater, his greatest accomplishments were going 20-1 in league in the SF Bay District and qualifying for State and Nationals his Sophomore year. That year he placed top 10 in the state (Calif. State tourney) and top 40 in the nation (NSDA Nats). He’s broken at Berkeley four years in a row, top speaker at SCU invitational, Octos at UOP. His junior year, he started debating under independent rather than Miramonte and broke at: Stanford, Harker, Glenbrooks, Yale and Golden desert. He attended VBI for two years and he thinks he has a general grasp of what coaching is effective and what is not.
He would put in 12 hours a week into coaching, and would help at physical practices, coaching and judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds, topic and skill lectures, and general prep. His greatest skills are round vision and collapsing in final focus. He would coach in person or online for a large program (5+ teams), he would coach in person or online for a small program, he would coach one team privately in person or online, he would coach multiple teams (same school) privately in person or online, and he would coach multiple teams (different schools) privately in person or online. He would like to coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, and/or a team with an established debate program. In addition, he is willing to go anywhere with a team.

evanesteinberg@gmail.com

Kevin Solove

Kevin debated for Atlantic RS / ZS in Public Forum. He attends the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago, IL. His proudest debate achievements as a competitor include going 7-0 in Berkeley prelims and breaking to quarters at NCFL nats. As a coach, his proudest achievements are coaching Josh Schulster at Boca High, amassing a couple of bids, and getting 12th at NSDA nats. He would spend 5-20 hours coaching per week. He is willing to help a team with coaching at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds online, topic and skill lectures, coming up with case ideas, and writing blocks. His greatest skills as a coach are uniqueness (he didn’t have resources as a competitor so he had to think differently to matchup) and experience (many great debaters are not great coaches. He knows how to coach, he’s done it for years, and has already had success coaching. his coaching success isn’t theoretical). He also has experience in a lot of different aspects that others don’t. When he competed, he was largely independent. When he coached, it was mostly experienced varsity debaters, but he’s also taught debate to all ages — 6th-12th, and all skill levels. He would coach online for a program of any size, and/or he would coach one or multiple teams (same or different schools) privately online. He would coach a team with some or no experience in varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualified to Gold TOC or NSDAs, a middle school team, a freshman team, a sophomore team, a junior team, a senior team, a team with an established debate program, a team with a new debate program, or a team without a debate program (independent). He is planning on attending Glenbrooks and any other tournament a team wants to send him to.

kevintsolove@gmail.com or 561-385-8194

Sri Chilukuri

Sri debated for Roosevelt AC in Public Forum. He currently attends Middlebury College. Over his career he has accumulated 10 bids to the TOC where he reached octofinals and received a speaker award. Sri has also won round robins like Ivy Street, Glenbrooks, UK, and Valley. Locally, he has won state in Public Forum and was a semi-finalist in Policy debate. At Nationals, he and his partner reached late out-rounds and Sri has received Speaker awards at Emory, Blake, UK, Glenbrooks, Yale, Bronx, and Minneapple. During his senior year, he and his partner were ranked as high as #1 in the country by PF rankings. He would spend any amount of time necessary coaching. He would help with coaching at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills, and skill lectures. His greatest skills as a coach are coaching at tournaments and working on strategy. He would coach in person or online for a large program (5+ teams), he would coach one or multiple teams (same or different schools) privately in person, he would coach multiple teams (same or different schools) privately online, and/or he would coach for a club / urban debate league in person. He would like to coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, a sophomore team, a junior team, a senior team, and/or a team with an established debate program. He will attend any tournament a team wishes to fly him to.

Facebook: Sri Chilukuri

Niamh Harrop

I debated for West Orange HS under West Orange HJ, BH, and HP in Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, as well as other speech and debate categories. I attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. My partner and I were the first team from our school to qualify for the TOC (even if it wasn’t Gold), the first to earn a Gold bid, and the first to attend a Round Robin. Coming from a super small and relatively new program, this was really important to us. However, I think that running broader, real-world arguments was the most important thing to me. I was very proud and happy when my partner and I won a round at Glenbrooks running a kritik-style argument that we found to be fully true and accurate to the real world. It’s always a proud moment when truth prevails. I’d be willing to discuss hours with a team, but am thinking 5-10. I would help with physical practices, coaching at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills, (topic) lectures, and skill lectures. My greatest skills as a coach are that I am hardworking and always follow through on my commitments. I believe that the personal growth attained from debate is just as, if not more, important than winning rounds, so I’m looking for a team that embodies that philosophy as well. I don’t believe in falsifying evidence to win rounds, and as such, I will do everything I can to find evidence that says exactly what is needed. I would coach in person or online for a program of any size, I would coach one or multiple teams (same or different schools) privately in person or online, and I would coach for a club / urban debate league in person or online. I would like to coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that is starting out varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a middle school team, a freshman team, a sophomore team, a junior team, a team with a new debate program, and/or a team without a debate program (independent). In my senior year, I worked hard to build a strong novice base at my school. I helped coach novices to PF Quarters at Glenbrooks, LD Final & Quarters at Blue Key, LD breaks at Princeton and UPenn, PF Octos at UPenn, and qualification for NCFL Nationals. My experience is mostly in developing novice teams, so I would love to continue something along those lines. Pay is super negotiable – coming from a small public school program, I understand the importance of expanding debate opportunities regardless of budget. I’m attending Blue Key, Princeton, Sunvite, UPenn, and I’m open to any others!

Facebook: Niamh Harrop // Email: niamh.harrop@gmail.com

Hannah Nunley

Hannah debated for El Campo High School, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Texas State University in Public Forum, Lincoln Douglas, Policy, Parliamentary, Extemp/Impromptu, Interp, as well as other speech and debate categories. She attends Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. During her high school years, she placed in the top 20 at CX state three years in a row, medaled at UIL State in Congressional Debate, and competed at NSDA nationals and broke to out-rounds in World School Debate. Her time in collegiate debate has given her second place in Parliamentary debate at the Oklahoma State tournament, 4th place in IPDA at state, placing 7th in Parliamentary debate at Pi Kappa Delta Nationals, placing 9th in PF at PKD nationals, and receiving a speaker award in PF at PKD nationals.  She would dedicate as many hours as needed per week. She would be willing to help by attending physical practices, coaching at tournaments, emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), speech drills, (topic) lectures, skill lectures, and anything else needed. As a coach, she has the ability to really connect with students. She believes that she can really help students breakthrough and understand material. She would coach in person or online for a program of any size, she would coach one or multiple teams (same or different schools) privately in person or online, and/or she would coach for a club / urban debate league in person or online. She would coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that is starting out varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a middle school team, a freshman team, a sophomore team, a junior team, a senior team, a team with an established debate program, a team with a new debate program, and/or a team without a debate program (independent). This would not be her first time judging for or coaching high/middle school students. During the summers, she helps teach at a local debate camp, as well as have helped local schools by judging or coaching their students.

Cell: 318-560-2148 // Email: hannahmn99@gmail.com

Pierce Richardson

I debated for Lovejoy RM in Public Forum, and now attend the University of South Dakota. My proudest debate achievements include reaching out rounds at 2/3 bid tournaments I competed at (UT and Colleyville) and finishing top 28 at NSDA Nationals this year. I will work for as many hours per week as it takes to get the job done. I am willing to help by attending physical practices, coaching at tournaments, offering emotional support, general prep, judging at tournaments, judging practice rounds (online), topic lectures, and skill lectures. My greatest skills as a coach are case construction and judge adaptation/in round strategy. I would coach in person or online for a program of any size, I would coach one or multiple teams (same or different schools) privately in person or online, and/or I would coach for a club / urban debate league online. I would like to coach a team with some experience in varsity, a team that has broken at a few varsity tournaments, but no bids / drops the first elim, a team who has qualled to silver TOC, NDCAs, or NCFLs, a team who has qualled to Gold TOC or NSDAs, or a team with an established debate program. I debated on the North Texas Circuit locally and have seen success.

Email: pjrichardson99@yahoo.com