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Dan Lingel

Dan Lingel is celebrating his 22st year as the co-director of debate at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. Before deciding on a career in high school coaching, Lingel was the Director of Debate at Illinois State University and was a graduateassistant coach at Wake Forest University. In 2014-2015 Lingel received two distinct honors. In the fall of 2014, Lingel was elected into the Texas Forensic Association Coaching Hall of Fame and in the spring of 2015 the National Debate Coaches Association named him Educator of the Year. In addition to these honors, Lingel is a Key Coach of the Barkely Forum, which recognizes his team’s competitive success, his continued judging preference, and his community service. In his two decades of coaching at Jesuit his teams have won four TFA State championships in2000, 2002, 2010, and 2011 and has had finalist and final four teams six other times. He has coached teams to the semifinals or beyond at almost every National tournament including Greenhill, St. Mark’s, Redlands, MBA, Lexington, Emory, and UC Berkeley. He has served as President of the NDCA and the Vice President of High Schools for the American Forensic Association and is a tireless ambassador for debate across the country. He has taught at summer workshops since 1985 including Kansas, Illinois State, Michigan, Northwestern, UNT, Wake Forest and most recently Gonzaga University. Lingel is still one of the most preferred judges in the country and is considered one of the foremost tabroom directors. He hasworked or directed in many High School and College tabrooms including the NDT, NDCA Championships, MBA, St. Mark’s, and the Colleyville Heritage tabroom in the last five years. In addition to coaching, Lingel serves as one of the two counselors for the junior class and teaches senior Social Studies courses in Mass Media and Cultural Studies and Contemporary Issues.

Contact Debate
Dan Lingel
Counseling / Debate
972-387-8700 x361
Tracy McFarland
Social Studies / Debate
972-387-8700 x417
Current Topic

The United States federal government should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance. The resolution creates the focus of controversy and divides the ground between the affirmative and negative sides. The affirmative side supports the resolution by advocating a specific way to enact the resolution.