Camp Staff

Policy Debate Staff 2014

Dr. Eric Morris

Director of Forensics, Missouri State

As debater, won several tournaments and reached the final round of the CEDA National Tournament. In his 14 years of coaching, his students have won the CEDA National Tournament and CEDA Squad Points Championship, qualified to the NDT 15 years in a row, reached the NDT elimination rounds 6 years in a row, and won several other tournaments. He has also researched over 50 handbooks and designed evidence management software. He was selected as NDT "Coach of the Year" in 2008 - the highest honor for competitive success in coaching.

Dr. Heather Walters

Assistant Director of Forensics, Missouri State & Director of Forensics, Greenwood High School

As a debater, she won multiple tournaments, qualifying to the elite Jesuit Round Robin (top 10 teams in CEDA debate), and reached the deep elims at the CEDA National Tournament. In her 14 years of coaching, she's had several teams win tournaments, hosted the NDT on the Missouri State campus, and qualified teams to the NDT in each of her 12 years coaching at Missouri State. She has coached 3 first rounds teams, and had teams in NDT elims 6 years in a row. She also coached an NFL qualifying policy debate team in her 1st year as a high school coach (Greenwood) and has a J.D.

Kristen Stout

Former Missouri State Debater ('11) & Director of Forensics, Republic High School

Cleared twice at CEDA & qualified several times to the Wake Forest tournament. Cleared at numerous tournaments, won numerous speaker awards. Qualified competitors to both the Missouri State Tournament and NSDA Nationals.

Joel Reed

Former Missouri State Debater ('12), current Missouri State coach.

Joel Reed qualified to the NDT as a senior (the only time MSU has qualified 3 teams), and has coached NDT qualifying teams for two years. He also won the MSDI tournament as a competitor.

Corey Stone

Former Iowa Debater ('11), current Missouri State coach.

Multi-year NDT qualifier.

Wes Rumbaugh

Current Missouri State Debater ('14)

4-time NDT qualifier (reached elims twice), and has appeared several times in the top 25 coaches' poll.

Jeff Bess

Current Missouri State Debater ('14)

3-time NDT qualifier, and has appeared several times in the top 25 coaches' poll. NFA-LD Nationals finalist in 2014.

Event Camp Staff 2014

Zack Perry

Assistant Coach, Parkview High School & 3P

Zack was NSDA & NCFL semi-finalist in Duo, a 4 year NSDA qualifier in HI & Duo, and a 2-time Missouri champion in Duo & Storytelling. As a coach, he has worked with multiple national finalists, including the NSDA champion in HI.