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UIL Speech Judges

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Tony McKinney

Current high school:
Texas State University

Currently coaching?: no

Conference: Not Coaching

Number of years coached: 0

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
South Grand Prairie HS, Grand Prairie Tx

Graduated high school: 2010

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
1 full year experienced judging 5a Extemperaneous district champion Currently competing on college level Prose and Poetry (AFA, PHI RHO PI, AND NFA) and competed in High school for 2 years (TFA, UIL) Competed in LD for 2 years Speaker at both TSCA and UIL superconference

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged:
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Evidence philosophy:


Rounds judged:
Approach: Equal
1. If I cant hear or understand you, I cant judge you. 2. I'm not big on attacks on criteria and values if you can defend. 3. Look good. 4. Be respectful of your opponent at all times. 5. Clash and humor in the same is always impressive. 6. He who provides the best offense to defense side will win.

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:
Area 1 Austin/San Antonio

I will travel to: 1 2 3 5