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!
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: Andrew Huang
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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Ilana Cuello-Wolffe (She / Her / Hers)
Ilana debated for The Dalton School under GC and FC in Public Forum for three years. In the 19-20 school year, she will be taking a gap year but based in New York City for a significant part so the team she coaches will get a lot of attention. She qualified to the Gold Tournament of Champions her junior and senior year, reaching out rounds her senior year. She also reached elimination rounds at many national circuit tournaments, including the New York Invitational, Princeton, Harvard, Ridge, and many others, and received many speaker awards including third speaker at Princeton, Ridge, Villiger, and top speaker at the Byram Hills Invitational and the Westfield Round Robin. Additionally, she qualified for the NSDA National Tournament her senior year. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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 email@example.com.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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
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).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Hi, I debate for Horace Mann in New York and will be attending Stanford in the fall of 2019. I have qualified to NSDA nationals 3 times, where I placed 14th and received an autoqual my junior year. I’ve also qualified to the Tournament of Champions twice, breaking my senior year. Most notably, I’ve reached late elimination rounds at a variety of national tournaments, including quarterfinals at Bronx, finals at Blake, and winning Columbia.
I’m willing to coach any team at any distance, and can fly out to tournaments as needed. Hours, pay, and responsibilities as a coach are negotiable.
You can contact me over Facebook (preferable) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 do some coaching on my team, mentor through Beyond Resolved, and am also working at NDF: Boston and ISD: Florida this summer. I am happy to coach in person or online but will add that getting in and out of Hanover is quite the struggle so I would probably be able to go to max 1 tournament a month. I really enjoy giving feedback after rounds or drills, helping with strategy, weighing, speech structure, etc. (Additionally, if you ever just need a judge for a practice round, I’m happy to help with that.) I could also 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’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. 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: email@example.com
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.
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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