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UIL Speech Judges

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Tyler Ezell

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: Yes


Number of years coached: 3

Number of tournaments judged: 5

High school attended:
Fairfield High School

Graduated high school: 2012

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I've been coaching Policy debate for 3 years now at Fairfield High School. We have taken the maximum amount of teams to the state meet each year that I have been coaching. In high school I qualified to state twice as a cx debater.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 15
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: K - communication if crucial. I will entertain K's but it is imperative that you thoroughly explain the argument. T - make sure it's worth the time that it takes to read. If I am explained a clear and present violation in the affirmative, it will help shape my decision. DA - I like them. Steer clear of generic DA's. Make sure you have effectively and accurately structured the argument. Case - I am most familiar with this branch of argumentation. Case typically plays a big role in my decision. Speed isn't an issue. If I can't understand what you're saying, I'll shout "clear" - don't be alarmed. Respect your opponent. I won't tolerate rude/abusive behavior. Always give road maps, good organization will benefit the both of us. Tell me why I should vote for you, I'll do my best to be a blank slate coming in to the round. It's your job to convince me to vote either way.


Rounds judged: 3

Contact Information


Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 3