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UIL Speech Judges

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Phillip Morgan

Current high school:
Goose Creek Consolidated, Baytown Goose Creek Memorial, Baytown Lee, Baytown Sterling

Currently coaching?: yes

Conference: 6A, 5A

Number of years coached: 11

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Yantis High School, Yantis, TX

Graduated high school: 2000 or before

Participated in high school: yes

Participated in college: yes

Judging qualifications:
State UIL Qualifier - Poetry Interpretation ('99) Current Director of Fine Arts in Goose Creek CISD, Former Director of Fine Arts in Waco ISD, Former Director of Forensics at TCC Trinity River - Coached Multiple National Collegiate Champions in Platform and Interpretation Events.  Assist in coaching All Individual Events + Parli Debate State UIL Judge (Prose, Pers. Extemp, LD, CX) Certified TETA/UIL One-Act Play Adjudicator National Runner-Up, Prose Interpretation (2001) National 3rd Place, Program Oral Interp (2001) National 3rd Place, Interpreter's Theatre (2000)  All-Level UIL One-Act Play judge including State OAP Judge (2015).

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 4
Judging approach: stock issues
Policy priority: Equal
Evidence philosophy: equal
Paradigm: I follow very honestly the stock issues in HS Policy - Aff burdens must be met and need solid clash from the Neg. I think Topicality is critical at this level of competition. Spreading/speed is very detrimental if used without articulation - especially if debaters attempt it because, "coach told me to." Kritics and counterplans are only tolerated if the students know the jargon and theory behind them. HS students often use the terms, but don't know the theory. If you use them, make sure you know why. Logical argumentation and plan meets need are ways to help me see the impacts of passing/not passing plan. I love impact calculus at the end as it gives me clear lines to vote on.


Rounds judged: 10
Approach: Equal
Philo and Argumentation style get you very far with me. In the Neg, you MUST clash with the AFF V/C in order to be competitive. Make sure that your V/C/Philo blend well and support each other. You've had plenty of time to research the arguments, so please impact out all of your arguments for me. Be persuasive and do not spread.

Contact Information

cell: 817 773-6571
office: 281 707-3868

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2 3 5