Jenn Melin

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Jenn has been active in the national and Texas debate communities for fifteen years. As a student, she qualified for the TOC, NFL (now NSDA) Nationals, and TFA State.  She was the champion of the Vestavia Hills Tournament, a Greenhill Round Robin participant, the runner up at the Southwest and Dark Horse Round Robins, and a Texas State Championship elimination debate participant.

As a coach, her students have been in elimination debatesof virtually every major national tournament. She has coached champions of the Grapevine and University of Texas Tournaments. Jenn has qualified thirteen different students to the TOC, with a significant number of those qualifications coming from small Texas programs with travel restrictions. She has qualified almost every student she’s ever coached to TFA State, culminating in a record setting fourteen LD qualifications in a single year. She coached the 2016 Grapevine runner-up. Her students have participated in out rounds of both TOC and TFA. Three different students have achieved top 20 NSDA Nationals honors. Jenn has also coached a UIL 5A State Champion. Additional accolades include numerous participants in the Bronx, Greenhill, MBA, Valley, and Vassar Round Robins.

Jenn has taught at almost every major debate camp in the United States, and has directed NSD Texas for four years. This will be her third year directing NSD Philadelphia.