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Monday, April 18, 2016

Building a Dynasty in Debate (or Any Competition)

from a Montana teacher with 32 straight titles in a row!

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Build a Dynasty in Debate or Any Competition

Matt Stergios has been coaching a debate team that has won their state championship in Montana since 1984. We why debate is important. He also shares one of his big secrets: how he convinces key students to join the team. You’ll learn strategies that coaches can apply to any team.

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Matt shares how participation on the debate team has opened doors for his students in college and life. He also talks about the pressure of having so many wins and how he talks to his students when they are worried about being able to win again. Debate coaches and coaches seeking to build a winning tradition will learn a lot from this episode.

Who is Matt Stergios?

Matthew Stergios has been teaching the last 35 at Loyola Sacred Heart High School in Missoula Montana. He teaches History and has coached Track, Cross Country and most notably Speech and Debate. Since the beginning of his coaching of the Loyola Speech and Debate team in 1981, he led the team to its first state title in 1984, and the team has gone on to win 32 total state titles in a row.

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