Competitive History and Background:

Diablo Valley College: 2005-2006

Sacramento City College: 2009-2010

Diablo Valley College: 2011-2012

 

Coaching History & Honors:

  • 2009-2010: Assistant Debate Coach @ Granite Bay HS (Sacramento Area)

  • 2010-2015: Director of Forensics @ Ygnacio Valley HS (Concord, CA)

  • 2015-2017: Head Coach @ St. Joseph Notre Dame HS (Alameda, CA)

  • 2015-2016- Rookie Coach of the Year, GGSA

  • 2011-present: Managing Director @ Impact Through Debate

  • National Speech and Debate Association, Coach Member of Distinction

Dan Leahy

Speech:

OA, Imp, Extemporaneous,

Debate:

CX, LD, Pub Fo, Congress, Parli, World Schools 

Short Bio: 

Dan has been coaching for the past six years and has had success working with both brand new students in speech and debate as well as Varsity students.  Both bring challenges that keeps this activity new and exciting.  Dan has also spent a good deal of time building up new programs and bring the opportunity that this activity has to schools and students that wouldn’t have it otherwise.  Dan looks forward to making his students as competitive as they can possibly be.  His approach to coaching is systemic, starting with setting goals and identifying the best approach to achieving those goals.  Analysis of feedback and results is a key component of identifying success and areas for improvement.  

 

 

Individual Awards:

 

  • Octa-finalist, Parliamentary Debate, UOP Tiger Invitational, 2005

  • Semifinalist, LD Debate, DVC Kevin Twohy Invitational, 2006

  • First Place, Policy Debate, SFSFU Golden Gate Opener, 2009

  • Silver Medal, Parliamentary Debate, CCCFA State Tournament, 2010

  • Gold Medal, LD-Parliamentary Debate, CCCFA State Tournament, 2010

  • Second Place, Speaker Award Parliamentary Debate, SRJC Tournament 2011

  • Second Place, Lincoln Douglas Debate, DVC Kevin Twohy Invitational, 2011 

  • Bronze Medal, Parliamentary Debate, CCCFA State Tournament, 2012

Coaching Highlights:

 

  • Helped coach the #1 HS Public Forum, and #2 Parliamentary Debate teams in CA, 2010

  • Qualified two Duo Interp teams to the NCFL, Grand National Tournament, 2014

  • Qualified an Original Oratory to the NCFL, Grand National Tournament, 2014

  • Qualified two Declamations to the NCFL, Grand National Tournament, 2014

  • Qualified Congress, Oratory, and Declamation to the NCFL, Grand National Tournament, 2015

  • Qualified Senate to the NSDA National Tournament, 2015

  • Qualified an Impromptu to the California State Tournament, 2016

  • Qualified two Policy teams, and Congress to NCFL, Grand National Tournament, 2016

  • Qualified Congress to the NSDA National Tournament, 2016

  • Qualified Congress to the NCFL, Grand National Tournament, 2017

  • Qualified Congress to the NSDA National Tournament, 2017

Session Schedule

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