Coaching Philosophy:  

My goal is to help you get to a place where you are confident in where you are but push you just a little bit further. I am a young coach, but since I’m still a competitor, I can use my own experiences to understand today’s competition. I am a team player and love to walk through everything with you to make sure you are comfortable and confident with what you are performing. I want to challenge you and what you think you know in order to maximize your potential as a competitor. Most importantly, I also want to make sure I help you fall more and more in love with this activity every time you perform.

Katie Funk

                     Prose, Poetry, Dramatic, POI, Duo

Short Bio:

My name is Katie Funk and I am currently a junior at Concordia University, Nebraska studying Marketing and Graphic Design. I am a competitor on Concordia's growing speech program and I also play volleyball! I have been doing speech since junior high and have completely fallen in love with this activity and everything it has to offer. Since competing for Concordia, I have been a 2x state qualifier to the National Forensic Association tournament in Dramatic Interpretation, After-Dinner Speaking, and Prose. In my sophomore year, I was a Nebraska State placer in Dramatic Interpretation and a double qualifier in Dramatic Interpretation and Prose to the American Forensic Association national tournament. Speech has helped me grow so much as a person and I can not wait to be apart of your journey. I hope I can be a pivotal piece in your speech career and can not wait to meet you and get started!


Character development. Let’s figure out exactly how to create our characters and make sure they do not overlap and confuse your audience. Cutting and Piece selection. I want to help you learn how to do this completely on your own, but to help you get that cutting just right in order to be competitive on your circuit. Let’s find a piece that you love, but continues to challenge you every time you perform it. Passion. I will say this a million times. I want to help you continue to fall in love with this activity. I want you to enjoy competing and practicing. Cleanliness. We can work together to make sure every small detail is clean and polished. I want to walk through your piece little by little and encourage you to focus on the small things that can enhance your performance.

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