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UIL Speech Judges

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Matthew Carswell

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 11 or more

High school attended:

Graduated high school: 2007

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
2007 UIL 4A CX State Champion (Top Speaker), Two time qualifier to NFL nationals, have judged over 50 rounds on this topic, at tournaments ranging from the Greenhill Classic to UT. Judged UIL State last year, and late rounds of NFL nationals.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 50+
Judging approach: tabula rosa
Policy priority: Issues
Evidence philosophy: quality
Paradigm: I will vote on any argument you present, as long as it has a warrant and an impact. Feel free to run what you are confident running and go for what you are comfortable going for. Have fun with the round. You should follow all UIL rules on delivery, I will flow you to the point that I can understand you, if I can't then I won't flow it.


Rounds judged:
Approach: Issues
I have judged LD in the past but not normally. If you win the value and criterion debate then you probably will win my ballot.

Contact Information

cell: 281 507-4714

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District CX State

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 3 5