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UIL Speech Judges

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David Coates

Current high school:
None

Currently coaching?: No

Conference:

Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 13

High school attended:
Eagan HS

Graduated high school: 2000

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
This is my 16th year of judging speech and debate events. I have judged elimination rounds of public forum debate at NCFL nationals and Lincoln-Douglas debate at the state tournaments in South Dakota and Alabama. I travel to judge various speech and debate events whenever I can as well as continuing my activities on the local circuit here in Minnesota.

Judging Philosophy

CX

Rounds judged: 50
Judging approach: Policy Maker
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: Debate is all about substantive resolutional clash. Any and all arguments are fair game as long as: a. the affirmative literally defends a topical plan, and b. the negative can demonstrate that their offensive arguments have offensive (not omissive!) links to the plan.

LD

Rounds judged: 20
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Philosophy:
Debate is all about substantive resolutional clash. Any and all arguments are fair game as long as: a. the affirmative literally defends the resolution or a representative example thereof, and b. the negative can demonstrate that his/her offensive arguments have offensive (not omissive!) links to the substance of the affirmative advocacy.

Contact Information

email: coat0018@umn.edu
cell:
office: 763 9134298

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:
CX
LD
Extemp

Travel

Region of residence:
7

I will travel to: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9