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UIL Speech Judges

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Coffey McCurdy

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
(Abilene) Wylie High School

Graduated high school: 2015

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: Yes

Judging qualifications:
I competed in CX in high school and watched a considerable amount of Lincoln-Douglass debate. I am very familiar with both styles as well as knowing the exact rules in the UIL handbook because I did compete almost exclusively in UIL tournaments.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Stock Issues
Policy priority: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
Evidence philosophy: Quantity of evidence and quality of evidence are of equal importance
Paradigm: I highly value stock issues and value them as strong arguments. The human appeal can be made but should be used in a net benefits analysis not as a "pulling at the heart strings" approach.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Communication skills and resolution of substantive issues are of equal importance
With a LD you need to appeal to the moral side but also need to explain why your conclusion is valid. If you don't explain your value and how it applies to the situation it can't be used as a weighing mechanism.

Contact Information

cell: 570 3171007

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 5 8