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UIL Speech Judges

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Michael Bolen

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: Yes

Conference: 5A

Number of years coached: 30+

Number of tournaments judged: 12

High school attended:
Whitney HS

Graduated high school: 1979

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
Competed at State in HS. Coached State Champions. Experienced TFA/NFL coach with State and National Finalists. UIL One Act Play Adjudicator.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 2
Judging approach:
Policy priority:
Evidence philosophy:


Rounds judged: 8
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
All about the V/C clash and being persuaded to vote. Love analytics and the ability to create organic arguments based on the context of the round. Hate generic card reading. LD is NOT policy. Call me old school, but it is still about philosophy and standards. Follow the flow and guide me through your "world."

Contact Information

cell: 940 2315776
office: 469 5933001

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 2 5 6