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Coach of the Year


2021 Coach of the Year Nominations 

NAUDL recognizes that coaches are essential in Urban Debate Leagues successfully meeting their core mission: to help students become more academically and civically engaged through the support and rigor of debate. The Coach of the Year Award honors one teacher that has gone above and beyond in their commitment to their students and the debate community. 

We are asking each league to nominate one coach for the award. The winner will be recognized at NAUDL’s National Debate Expo in April.


  • Teach and coach high school
  • Full-time teacher at the school they coach
  • Coaching in the league for at least a year
  • Coach at a school with a free/reduced lunch rate of at least 75%

Have a special coach in mind that meets these qualifications? Contact your local league staff.

PROFILE: 2020 Coach of the Year Jamelle Brown

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