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UIL Speech Judges

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Josh Coker

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached:

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
Community High School

Graduated high school: 2017

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I competed in varsity CX debate, extemp, and poetry for all four of high school. I considered participating in college, but i just don't have enough time to put into it. Runner up to state in my district two years. Countless medals. Made it to semifinals in NFL national qualifiers one year. I'm passionate about debate. I still retain my knowledge and experience. I would like to judge so that I can still contribute to the speech, theatre, and debate community even though I can't compete myself this year. I also participated in one act play as well as several student directed performances throughout high school.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
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: I'm 95% tab. Not a fan of Topicality unless it's an obvious argument. Kritiks were my specialty so I can understand them well. Anything else goes if you run it well.


Rounds judged: 0

Contact Information

cell: 214 6045370

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1