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UIL Speech Judges

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Brandon Kelley

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 3

High school attended:
Rankin High School

Graduated high school: 2013

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
4 years of experience in high school, including a finals appearance at UIL state and repeated qualifications to TFA state and NFL nationals 3 years of experience at the college level, including 5-3 at multiple majors and a potential second round bid to the NDT Led a lab at the Georgetown Debate Seminar and Rankin Debate Institute Experience coaching and judging

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: ~12
Judging approach: Tabula Rasa
Policy priority: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Evidence philosophy: Quality of evidence is more important than quantity of evidence
Paradigm: Default to policymaker, willing to adopt an alternative approach if instructed to do so My debate career began in West Texas/UIL, and I've spent the past 3 years doing NDT policy debate for Georgetown University. I'm fine with whatever you want to do (stocks, a CP and disad, K's, whatever), just do it well. My full paradigm is available at


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Availability Information

Meet types:
CX State

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