Eric Melin Paradigm

Last changed 9/4 1:18P CST

-Fall 2018-

Eric Melin

Debate Coach - Coppell 9th Grade Center and Coppell High School

Previous teams: Law Magnet, Southlake Carroll, Colleyville Heritage, Grapevine and Hockaday.

Email chains are good. Include me ericmmelin@gmail.com

I have been a classroom teacher and debate coach for quite a while now. I think debate operates in a unique place in the high school experience, where it serves as a crucible for the development of advocacy skills and critical engagement that is not replicated anywhere else. I love this activity and want each successive generation to be able to enjoy it.

Be good to one another! Take care of our space and leave it better than the way you found it. Come back and give back if debate has given you a space to develop yourself.

I do not have a dogmatic approach to debate. I cannot say that I am tab because that is not true, but for the most part feel free to be you in debate. I will definitely tell you if I think what you are doing is bad for our space. Debate teams should forward a ballot story for the round. Teams are welcome to impact to the same framework or argue over the relative appropriateness of competing methods to decide the round.

Speed is fine, but clarity can be an issue. This seems to happen more in LD than policy. I cannot flow a string of unending analytics with no pen-time even if its in perfect outline form in your speech doc. I definitely cannot flow paragraphs of claims and small warrants with no structure. Try and empathize with your critics and opponents. This is not read-along story time.

Theory is over-used in LD. RVI's definitely make sense to check back some practices in LD. That said ditching substance and going for 4 minutes of RVI in the 1ar is a definitely not an A-strat in front of me in most rounds.

I do believe strongly in disclosure.

I am a critic and an educator.

Speaks are based on strategic thinking, warrant comparison, impact analysis, etc...

Message me if you have questions. Have fun!

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Event Rd Aff Neg Vote For Result
Ed Long Invitation at The Hockaday School 11/9/2018 VCX R2 Jesuit CP BC Lovejoy CL Neg Lovejoy CL
John Gossett Memorial UNT 10/26/2018 NCX R4 Hebron SK Crossings Christian RG Aff Hebron SK
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD R4 Blue Valley Northwest BR Blue Valley Southwest SW Neg Blue Valley Southwest SW
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD R3 Niles North VH Anderson JC Neg Anderson JC
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD R2 Little Rock Central DF Barstow BS Aff Little Rock Central DF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD R1 New Trier LR Liberal Arts and Science GS Neg Liberal Arts and Science GS
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R6 Isidore Newman QD Damien BT Neg Damien BT
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX R4 Damien NH Isidore Newman HV Neg Isidore Newman HV
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CLD Final B&K Prep KJ Lovejoy CM Neg Lovejoy CM Aff on a 2-1
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PWS Semi Flower Mound Navy Greenhill Green Neg Greenhill Green Neg on a 3-0
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CWS R3 Greenhill Green C Flower Mound Navy C Aff Greenhill Green C
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CLD R2 Keller AR John Paul II TH Aff Keller AR
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PLD R2 Lindale PP Newman Smith KJ Aff Lindale PP
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CLD R2 Episcopal School Of Dallas ZH Greenhill AZ Aff Episcopal School Of Dallas ZH
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PLD R2 Plano West Sr CK Plano East Senior AT Aff Plano West Sr CK
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PLD R1 Keller AR Episcopal School Of Dallas ZH Neg Episcopal School Of Dallas ZH
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 LD R4 Edward S Marcus KL Hebron AS Neg Hebron AS Aff on a 2-1
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 LD R4 Hebron XB Flower Mound CM Aff Hebron XB Aff on a 3-0
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 PF R3 Flower Mound DG Shepton SM Aff Flower Mound DG
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 PF R1 Shepton HH Hebron KU Neg Hebron KU
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 PF R1 Flower Mound WD Plano Clark PS Aff Flower Mound WD
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triples Harker XC Monte Vista SZ Neg Monte Vista SZ Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triples Archbishop Mitty VK Foothill AH Aff Archbishop Mitty VK Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R6 Henry W. Grady DT Canyon Crest GC Neg Canyon Crest GC
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R5 College Prep CZ Oakwood School - North Hollywood LS Aff College Prep CZ
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R5 Miramonte MB Alexander Dawson JS Aff Miramonte MB
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R3 College Prep GO North Hollywood KD Neg North Hollywood KD
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R3 Mira Loma GuSr Presentation DJ Aff Mira Loma GuSr
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R2 Mira Loma KD Bingham GT Aff Mira Loma KD
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF R2 Harker XC Chaminade CP MT Aff Harker XC
Jesuit College Prep Invitiational 2/9/2018 PF Quart Plano West Senior YL Hockaday RS Aff Plano West Senior YL Aff on a 3-0
Jesuit College Prep Invitiational 2/9/2018 PF R3 Coppell TG Hockaday RS Neg Hockaday RS
Jesuit College Prep Invitiational 2/9/2018 PF RD 2 Hockaday ZA Brighter Horizons AN Aff Hockaday ZA
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/2/2018 VLD R5 Garland KP Westwood AG Aff Garland KP
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 LD Quarters Plano East AK Leon NM Aff Plano East AK Aff on a 3-0
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 LD Octos Allen Homeschool KJ Greenhill BZ Neg Greenhill BZ
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 LD Doubles Greenhill BZ Garland WA Aff Greenhill BZ
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 PF R2 Centennial MK Pearce HW Aff Centennial MK
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 PF R2 HHS AS Centennial GD Neg Centennial GD
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/5/2018 VPF R3 Jasper CK Carroll HS - Southlake RV Aff Jasper CK
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/5/2018 VPF RD 1 Fossil Ridge WP Richardson NA Neg Richardson NA
Berkner Tournament 12/8/2017 VLD Qrtrs Allen Homeschool KJ Garland KP Neg Garland KP Neg on a 3-0
Berkner Tournament 12/8/2017 VLD Octos Hebron XB Arlington HS Aff Hebron XB
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX R4 Prosper DH Casady JT Aff Prosper DH
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX R3 Crossings Christian BS Airline TT Aff Crossings Christian BS
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 NCX Rd 1 Hebron WK Moore WL Neg Moore WL
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF Octos Plano West Senior FZ Carroll HS - Southlake SL Aff Plano West Senior FZ Aff on a 3-0
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R5 Jasper HS Plano West Senior LW Neg Plano West Senior LW
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R5 Plano West Senior DV Jasper KZ Aff Plano West Senior DV
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R4 Plano West Senior OR Westwood LI Neg Westwood LI
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R3 Jasper YN Coppell MP Aff Jasper YN
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R2 Westwood PL Plano West Senior YL Aff Westwood PL
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R1 Jasper LY Brighter Horizons MZ Aff Jasper LY
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF R1 All Saints Episcopal EP Lovejoy HI Aff All Saints Episcopal EP
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF Quarters Carroll HS - Southlake KB Hockaday ZS Aff Carroll HS - Southlake KB Aff on a 3-0
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF R5 Carroll HS - Southlake CM Grapevine GM Aff Carroll HS - Southlake CM
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 NLD R4 L.D. Bell IP Colleyville Heritage AA Aff L.D. Bell IP
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF R4 Hockaday AD Trinity Valley SD Aff Hockaday AD
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF R3 Hebron UK Moore DH Aff Hebron UK
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD Doubles Westwood AG Klein NG Neg Klein NG Neg on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R6 Strake Jesuit College Prep JH McNeil PV Aff Strake Jesuit College Prep JH
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD R6 Westwood AG Cypress Woods YW Aff Westwood AG
Grapevine Classic 9/8/2017 LD Semifinals Cypress Woods CJ Greenhill SK Neg Greenhill SK Neg on a 2-1
Jesuit College Prep Invitational 2/10/2017 LD RD 4 Southlake Carroll HX Colleyville Heritage EC Aff Southlake Carroll HX
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD Octas Westwood RM Harvard-Westlake EE Neg Harvard-Westlake EE Neg on a 2-1
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD Doubles Harvard-Westlake SP Strake Jesuit CP RC Neg Strake Jesuit CP RC Neg on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R6 Westwood JA Cedar Park MT Neg Cedar Park MT
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R5 Strake Jesuit CP RC Harvard-Westlake EE Aff Strake Jesuit CP RC
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R5 Westwood RM Harvard-Westlake SP Aff Westwood RM
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R4 Cy-Fair KA Harvard-Westlake IP Neg Harvard-Westlake IP
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R3 Loyola DK Strake Jesuit CP CL Aff Loyola DK
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R3 Lake Travis BO Northland Christian MP Neg Northland Christian MP
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R2 Westwood SN Christopher Columbus JN Aff Westwood SN
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD R2 Loyola DW Cy-Fair TW Neg Cy-Fair TW
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD Octafinal Westwood SN Strake Jesuit CP RC Neg Strake Jesuit CP RC Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD Double Octas Lexington NB Harvard-Westlake EE Neg Harvard-Westlake EE Neg on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD R6 Lexington NB Loyola DK Neg Loyola DK
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD R5 Lexington KB Harvard-Westlake CE Neg Harvard-Westlake CE
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD R4 Westwood SN Lake Highland Prep MK Aff Westwood SN
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD R3 Isidore Newman LA Murphy Middle NG Neg Murphy Middle NG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD R2 Loyola DW West Ranch JW Neg West Ranch JW
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD R1 St. Andrew's Episcopal BM Beckman KM Aff St. Andrew's Episcopal BM
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD Triple Dulles NB CypWoo LC Aff Dulles NB Aff on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD Triple KatTay MX Westla DB Neg Westla DB Neg on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD R5 RoyCit JR Desert EC Aff RoyCit JR
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD R5 StrJes NT Hebron SY Aff StrJes NT
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD R4 EdmNor AP Woodla MH Aff EdmNor AP
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD R3 DriSpr SS Dulles DH Aff DriSpr SS
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD R3 Westwo JA StrJes RB Neg StrJes RB
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD R2 Dulles VC EdmSan IM Neg EdmSan IM
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD R1 WinChu JL StrJes RC Neg StrJes RC
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Doubles Plano East Senior AK Lake Highland Prep MK Aff Plano East Senior AK Aff on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Doubles Harvard-Westlake JN Montgomery WP Neg Montgomery WP Neg on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 5 Cypress Falls KS Lake Highland Prep MK Neg Lake Highland Prep MK
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 5 Strake Jesuit CP SM Harvard-Westlake IP Aff Strake Jesuit CP SM
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 3 West Des Moines Valley BG Cedar Park MG Neg Cedar Park MG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 3 Plano East Senior AK Meadows AT Aff Plano East Senior AK
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 1 Strake Jesuit CP RC Harvard-Westlake DM Aff Strake Jesuit CP RC
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 1 Montgomery WP Harvard-Westlake JN Aff Montgomery WP
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD Double Octas Lexington NB Westwood SN Neg Westwood SN Neg on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD R5 Plano East Senior AK Clements FT Neg Clements FT
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD R4 Strake Jesuit CP SM Westwood SN Aff Strake Jesuit CP SM
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD R4 Colleyville Heritage AS Law Magnet KJ Aff Colleyville Heritage AS
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD R3 Northland Christian ML Law Magnet JM Aff Northland Christian ML
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD R2 Reagan RV Lexington NB Neg Lexington NB
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD R2 Lake Highland Prep MK Montgomery MB Aff Lake Highland Prep MK
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Semifinals Law Magnet DD Strake Jesuit CP SM Neg Strake Jesuit CP SM Neg on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Quarters Dulles KS Strake Jesuit CP SM Neg Strake Jesuit CP SM Neg on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Octos Cedar Park MG Law Magnet DD Neg Law Magnet DD Neg on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Doubles Strake Jesuit CP WL Cedar Park MG Neg Cedar Park MG Neg on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Doubles Dulles AW Strake Jesuit CP RB Neg Strake Jesuit CP RB Neg on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R5 Strake Jesuit CP ML Westlake VM Neg Westlake VM
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R4 Montgomery RM Law Magnet DR Aff Montgomery RM
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R4 Anderson IS Colleyville Heritage AS Neg Colleyville Heritage AS
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R3 Houston Memorial CC Dulles AW Neg Dulles AW
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R3 Anderson JT Colleyville Heritage SK Aff Anderson JT
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R2 Norman DZ Strake Jesuit CP AS Neg Strake Jesuit CP AS
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R2 Ryan AP Montgomery MB Neg Montgomery MB
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R1 Harvard-Westlake MG Montgomery WP Neg Montgomery WP
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD R1 Strake Jesuit CP KF Harvard-Westlake SP Aff Strake Jesuit CP KF
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD Qtr St. Louis Park LS Palo Alto TC Aff St. Louis Park LS Aff on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD R7 Scarsdale AY Brentwood JL Neg Brentwood JL
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD R4 Des Moines Roosevelt EW Strake Jesuit JS Neg Strake Jesuit JS
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD R4 Brentwood MR Christ Episcopal MK Neg Christ Episcopal MK
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD R2 Brentwood SS Strake Jesuit JSa Aff Brentwood SS
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD R2 Westlake DB Strake Jesuit ATo Aff Westlake DB
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD R7 Ram Prasad Chris Kymn Aff Ram Prasad Aff on a 2-0
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD R6 Adam Tomasi Akhil Jalan Neg Akhil Jalan Neg on a 2-0
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD R5 Travis Chen Leah Shapiro Neg Leah Shapiro
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD R3 Andrew O'Donohue Ram Prasad Aff Andrew O'Donohue
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD R2 Jessica Levy Arjun Tambe Aff Jessica Levy
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD R1 Claire Kueffner Danny DeBois Aff Claire Kueffner
Collegiate Round Robin 9/7/2013 LD R7 Tomer Cherki Nathan Ewing-Crystal Neg Nathan Ewing-Crystal Neg on a 2-0
Collegiate Round Robin 9/7/2013 LD R5 Isis Davis-Marks Emma Weddle Neg Emma Weddle
Collegiate Round Robin 9/7/2013 LD R1 Christian Quiroz Davis LaBarre Aff Christian Quiroz Aff on a 2-0
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 LD R6 Northland Christian ML Brentwood AG Neg Brentwood AG
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 LD R4 Harrison DD CESJDS EL Neg CESJDS EL
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 LD R4 Cy-Woods JD Lexington JC Aff Cy-Woods JD
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Quar Lake HTL Walt WJL Neg Walt WJL Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Oct HarvarAK Lake HTL Neg Lake HTL Neg on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Sext NOJsuiJH Palos DT Aff NOJsuiJH Aff on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Run BenjamWM LextonJC Neg LextonJC Neg on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R7 WDM VaLK StrakeSS Neg StrakeSS
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R6 BenjamWM HarvarAK Aff BenjamWM
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R6 BerkelCS Walt WSB Aff BerkelCS
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R5 LextonPZ PrinceWM Aff LextonPZ
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD R5 Lake HTL HarrisDD Neg HarrisDD