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UIL Speech Judges

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Tom Deliganis

Current high school:

Currently coaching?: No


Number of years coached: 4

Number of tournaments judged: 0

High school attended:
J W Nixon High School

Graduated high school: 1973

Participated in high school: Yes

Participated in college: No

Judging qualifications:
I was a high school debater and persuasive speaker and have judged debates in Pasadena ISD and Katy ISD tournaments, as well as some regional ones held at the University of Houston. It's been a few years since I judged, but I miss doing so. I work with school districts for a living and I am used to being around young people. I was also a Church youth group leader for over 24 years.

Judging Philosophy


Rounds judged: 0
Judging approach: Other (please explain below)
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: Does the cross examiner credibly attack each and very premise and point made by his/her opponent.


Rounds judged: 0
Approach: Resolution of substantive issues is more important than communication skills
Does the debater deal persuasively with his/her stance on a give "value". Does the debater speak clearly, logically, and fluently

Contact Information

cell: 281 6154143

Availability Information

Meet types:
Invitational District Regional CX State State Meet

Qualified for:


Region of residence:

I will travel to: 1 5