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Saratoga High School Speech and Debate Club

Erick Rector (Head Coach)

Mr. Erick Rector is an English teacher at Saratoga High School and a veteran of Saratoga Speech and Debate. He is a National Forensic League 2Diamond Certified Coach. He started the current program fourteen years ago and has led the team to countless State, National, and Invitational Championships during his tenure as head coach.

Steve Clemmons

Steve Clemmons is the old, check that new coach of Saratoga speech and debate. Coach Clemmons coached the Saratoga speech team from 2009 until 2014, when he left to direct the University of Oregon debate program. He came back to coach the Saratoga debate and speech team in 2016. Coach Clemmons is a high school teacher during the day at Summit high School in Concord California. He has directed programs in middle School, high School, and multiple college programs. He was a standout college competitior, winning LD Nationals and qualifying for the NDT, where he was a top 15 speaker. He also was a two time octofinalist at CEDA Nationals and a two time elimination participant at AFA Nationals for individual events. He loves all aspects of the forensics program.

Kate Selig

Kate Selig debated for The Bromfield School in Massachusetts, serving as team co-captain during her junior and senior years. Most notably, she was the first debater from her school to qualify to the TOC, the top speaker at Yale, and the furthest advancing woman debater at NSDA Nationals. Over the summer, she taught at NDF and VBI, and she will be returning to VBI this summer as PF curriculum director. Kate is currently a freshman at Stanford University.

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