Nebraska Debate Institute Staff
Executive Director of DebateHELP.org, former Debate Central administrator, former college debater reaching elim rounds at major tournaments in 3 college debate events (Policy, LD, & Parli), 2011 National Quarterfinalist in college LD, 2-time Nebraska State finalist in Policy debate, 2-time NSDA Nationals qualifier advancing to late elims in Policy debate in 2007. Experience coaching debaters at all skill levels in all stylistic approaches.
Assistant Debate Coach, Ralston HS
Former Assistant Debate Coach at George Mason University; Head Debate Coach at Omaha Westside.
Assistant debate coach at Millard South
Assistant LD coach, Lincoln Southwest HS
Head coach at Lincoln East. qualified 2 Public Forum teams to NSDA Nationals, 2017; octafinalist at the 2011 National Parliamentary Debate Association Championship; out-round participant in college LD national championship for the University of Nebraska.
Former Asst Coach at Omaha Westside and Millard West, Current Assistant Coach at Elkhorn High School
3 year Norfolk LD Debater. 2018 NSDA National Tournament Qualifier. 2018 Nebraska State runner-up.
Public Forum Staff
Assistant coach at Millard North High School (2012-2018); 3 Nebraska State Champion PF Teams. 5 NSDA District Champions and National Tournament showings. 2006 TOC Top Speaker in PF.
Head Debate Coach, Millard North High School (2012-Present); Former Assistant PF Coach at Millard West (2006-2012); coach of the three-time and defending Nebraska state champion (2015-2017); coach of the 2017 TOC PF Silver Division champions (Millard North SN)
Simpson College Public Forum Coach and Debater; Two time national collegiate public forum championship team.
Former debater at Millard North, 2 time state champion and qualifer to the Tournament of Champions. 2 time NSDA Nebraska District Champion and National Tournament outround competitor. Current student at U Chicago.
Assistant Coach at Lincoln Southwest. 2006 Nebraska State PF Champion. NSDA National Tournament Octafinalist. UNL Graduate in Political Science, Religious Studies, and Philosophy.
Lindsay Vecchio, Head Debate Coach, Elkhorn/Elkhorn South
Building Host, Head Debate Coach, Millard South
Camp Food Directors
NDI Camp Founder and Director, NFL (NSDA) Hall of Fame Coach, world class chef. Purveyor of taco salad.
The NDI 2018 Lincoln-Douglas debate topic: Resolved: Violent revolution is a just response to political oppression.
The NDI 2018 Public Forum camp topic: Resolved: The United States should accede to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea without reservations.