POLICY BACKGROUND
I was a policy debater for Sheboygan South HS (1972-1974). I did some judging while in college. I became involved with debate again, starting in 2002. I was an assistant coach for Muskego HS (2003-2004). I have been head coach since 2005.

POLICY PREFERENCES
I am a stocks judge. Solvency arguments are my favorite of the stock issues. Topicality must be specific to the affirmative case. Speed is okay as long as I can flow it. I prefer quality over quantity. I don't allow open C-X or tag-teaming. Fundamental clash must exist. I prefer evidence-based arguments over analytical arguments. I also like to hear an analysis of the evidence presented when appropriate. Counter-plans are acceptable, but must be non-topical. I don't like critiques.