Debate - Benjamin Fagan

Head Coach, Communication Academy
Cupertino, CA — 2015Present
● Began a competitive middle school debate program from scratch
● Grew team to 50 competitors at three locations
● Hired and trained a team of 4 assistant coaches
● Wrote a 100 page manual for each competitive debate event
● Conducted more than 100 interviews for enrichment instructors

Debate Director, Dougherty Valley High School
San Ramon, CA — 20112015
● Grew debate program from 30 students to over 200
● Managed a team of between 4 and 6 assistant coaches each year
● Developed fundraising infrastructure valued at $100,000 annually
● Partner in annual summer camp with attendance of 600+ students
● Founding member of DV Bridge Middle School Program

Senior Instructor, The Brooks Academy
Fremont, CA — 20132014
● Served as Human Resources Adviser in addition to coaching duties.
● Ran a private team of 25 middle school students
● Developed specialized research curricula for middle school debaters
● Served as point of contact for the parents of students in my events

Public Forum Program Director, Cal National Debate Institute
Berkeley, CA — Summer 2013
● Lead instructor at a nationally acclaimed camp
● Developed 2 weeks of curriculum and activities
● Organized and ran a Round Robin Style tournament
● Instructed the previous season's ToC PF runner up

● 2016 California Middle School Championship PF SemiFinalists
● 2015 NSDA Public Forum Runners Up
● 2014 & 2015 SF Bay Area NSDA District Sweepstakes Champions
● 2015 Sanford Invitational JV LincolnDouglas
● 2015 Cal Cup & 6x4 Parliamentary Debate Champions
● 2014 Cal Cup Champions
● 2013 CHSSA State LincolnDouglas
Runner Up
● 2012 NFL National Congressional Debate Champion

● 2009 CCDA Gold Medalist
● Guest Debater at St. Andrews Union Debating Society, Scotland &
Shaanxi Normal University Debate Union, Xi'an, China