Chetan Hertzig

Chetan Hertzig's headshot

Chetan Hertzig is the head coach of Harrison High School in New York. He has coached a TOC champion, an NCFL national champion and runner-up, an NSDA Nationals runner-up, a Greenhill tournament champion, round robin champion, and two top speakers (plus three runner-ups), three Glenbrooks champions and two runner-ups, four Harvard tournament champions and a round robin champion, three Bronx runner-ups and one top speaker, two Apple Valley tournament champions, two top speakers, and a round robin champion, four Princeton champions, five Penn champions, and winners of numerous other tournaments. He has qualified students to the TOC almost every year that he has been coaching; in the 2020-2021 season, his students earned a record 27 TOC bids. Hertzig teaches IB Theory of Knowledge and IB Psychology at Harrison, and holds an M.A. from Teachers College at Columbia University, a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and a B.A. from Brandeis University (cum laude, with Highest Honors in Sociology). A Double Diamond coach in the National Speech and Debate Association, he is the recipient of Stanford University’s J.E. Wallace Sterling Award (2016), the Byram Hills Educator Award (2016), and the MinneApple’s Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in and Dedication to Debate (2019). He has been a summer debate institute instructor for the past 24 years, and is excited to be a Director at NSD Philadelphia this summer.