Eric Melin Paradigm

Last changed Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 6:18 PM UTC

-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 Decision
Ed Long Invitation at The Hockaday School 11/9/2018 VCX 2 Jesuit CP BC Lovejoy CL NEG
John Gossett Memorial UNT 10/26/2018 NCX 4 Hebron SK Crossings Christian RG AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD 1 New Trier LR Liberal Arts and Science GS NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD 2 Little Rock Central DF Barstow BS AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD 3 Niles North VH Anderson JC NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/12/2018 HD 4 Blue Valley Northwest BR Blue Valley Southwest SW NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX 4 Damien NH Isidore Newman HV NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/13/2018 CX 6 Isidore Newman QD Damien BT NEG
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PLD 1 Keller AR Episcopal School Of Dallas ZH NEG
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PLD 2 Lindale PP Newman Smith KJ AFF
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PLD 2 Plano West Sr CK Plano East Senior AT AFF
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CLD 2 Episcopal School Of Dallas ZH Greenhill AZ AFF
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CLD 2 Keller AR John Paul II TH AFF
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CWS 3 Greenhill Green C Flower Mound Navy C AFF
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 PWS Semi Flower Mound Navy Greenhill Green NEG
Greenhill on a 3-0
Plano Senior Clark Swing 8/31/2018 CLD Final B&K Prep KJ Lovejoy CM NEG
B&K Prep K on a 2-1
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 PF 1 Shepton HH Hebron KU NEG
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 PF 1 Flower Mound WD Plano Clark PS AFF
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 PF 3 Flower Mound DG Shepton SM AFF
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 LD 4 Hebron XB Flower Mound CM AFF
North Texas Longhorns District Tournament 2/22/2018 LD 4 Edward S Marcus KL Hebron AS NEG
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF 2 Harker XC Chaminade CP MT PRO
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF 2 Mira Loma KD Bingham GT PRO
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF 3 College Prep GO North Hollywood KD NEG
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF 3 Mira Loma GuSr Presentation DJ PRO
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF 5 Miramonte MB Alexander Dawson JS PRO
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF 5 College Prep CZ Oakwood School - North Hollywood LS PRO
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF 6 Henry W. Grady DT Canyon Crest GC NEG
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triples Harker XC Monte Vista SZ NEG
Harker XC on a 2-1
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/17/2018 VPF Triples Archbishop Mitty VK Foothill AH PRO
Archbishop on a 3-0
Jesuit College Prep Invitiational 2/9/2018 PF RD 2 Hockaday ZA Brighter Horizons AN PRO
Jesuit College Prep Invitiational 2/9/2018 PF 3 Coppell TG Hockaday RS NEG
Jesuit College Prep Invitiational 2/9/2018 PF Quart Plano West Senior YL Hockaday RS PRO
Plano West on a 3-0
Colleyville Heritage Winter Invitational 2/2/2018 VLD 5 Garland KP Westwood AG AFF
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 PF 2 Centennial MK Pearce HW PRO
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 PF 2 HHS AS Centennial GD NEG
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 LD Doubles Greenhill BZ Garland WA AFF
Greenhill on a 1-0
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 LD Octos Allen Homeschool KJ Greenhill BZ NEG
Greenhill on a 1-0
Richardson Eagle Extravaganza 1/20/2018 LD Quarters Plano East AK Leon NM AFF
Plano East on a 3-0
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/5/2018 VPF RD 1 Fossil Ridge WP Richardson NA NEG
Coppell Cowboy Classic 1/5/2018 VPF 3 Jasper CK Carroll HS - Southlake RV PRO
Berkner Tournament 12/8/2017 VLD Octos Hebron XB Arlington HS AFF
Hebron XB on a 1-0
Berkner Tournament 12/8/2017 VLD Qrtrs Allen Homeschool KJ Garland KP NEG
Garland KP on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 NCX Rd 1 Hebron WK Moore WL NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX R3 Crossings Christian BS Airline TT AFF
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/1/2017 CCX R4 Prosper DH Casady JT AFF
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF 1 Jasper LY Brighter Horizons MZ PRO
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF 1 All Saints Episcopal EP Lovejoy HI PRO
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF 2 Westwood PL Plano West Senior YL PRO
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF 3 Jasper YN Coppell MP PRO
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF 4 Plano West Senior OR Westwood LI NEG
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF 5 Plano West Senior DV Jasper KZ PRO
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF 5 Jasper HS Plano West Senior LW NEG
The Hockaday Invitational 11/10/2017 VPF Octos Plano West Senior FZ Carroll HS - Southlake SL PRO
Plano West on a 3-0
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF 3 Hebron UK Moore DH PRO
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 NLD 4 L.D. Bell IP Colleyville Heritage AA AFF
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF 4 Hockaday AD Trinity Valley SD PRO
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF 5 Carroll HS - Southlake CM Grapevine GM PRO
John Gossett Memorial Tournament University of North Texas 10/27/2017 PF Quarters Carroll HS - Southlake KB Hockaday ZS PRO
Carroll HS on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD 6 Strake Jesuit College Prep JH McNeil PV AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD 6 Westwood AG Cypress Woods YW AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/13/2017 LD Doubles Westwood AG Klein NG NEG
Klein NG on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/8/2017 LD Semifinals Cypress Woods CJ Greenhill SK NEG
Greenhill on a 2-1
Jesuit College Prep Invitational 2/10/2017 LD RD 4 Southlake Carroll HX Colleyville Heritage EC AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 2 Loyola DW Cy-Fair TW NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 2 Westwood SN Christopher Columbus JN AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 3 Loyola DK Strake Jesuit CP CL AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 3 Lake Travis BO Northland Christian MP NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 4 Cy-Fair KA Harvard-Westlake IP NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 5 Strake Jesuit CP RC Harvard-Westlake EE AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 5 Westwood RM Harvard-Westlake SP AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD 6 Westwood JA Cedar Park MT NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD Doubles Harvard-Westlake SP Strake Jesuit CP RC NEG
Strake Jes on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/14/2016 LD Octas Westwood RM Harvard-Westlake EE NEG
Harvard-We on a 2-1
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD 1 St. Andrew's Episcopal BM Beckman KM AFF
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD 2 Loyola DW West Ranch JW NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD 3 Isidore Newman LA Murphy Middle NG NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD 4 Westwood SN Lake Highland Prep MK AFF
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD 5 Lexington KB Harvard-Westlake CE NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD 6 Lexington NB Loyola DK NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD Double Octas Lexington NB Harvard-Westlake EE NEG
Harvard-We on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/18/2016 LD Octafinal Westwood SN Strake Jesuit CP RC NEG
Strake Jes on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD 1 WinChu JL StrJes RC NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD 2 Dulles VC EdmSan IM NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD 3 Westwo JA StrJes RB NEG
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD 3 DriSpr SS Dulles DH AFF
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD 4 EdmNor AP Woodla MH AFF
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD 5 StrJes NT Hebron SY AFF
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD 5 RoyCit JR Desert EC AFF
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD Triple Dulles NB CypWoo LC AFF
Dulles NB on a 3-0
Longhorn Classic at the University of Texas Austin 12/4/2015 LD Triple KatTay MX Westla DB NEG
Westla DB on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 1 Strake Jesuit CP RC Harvard-Westlake DM AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 1 Montgomery WP Harvard-Westlake JN AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 3 Plano East Senior AK Meadows AT AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 3 West Des Moines Valley BG Cedar Park MG NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 5 Strake Jesuit CP SM Harvard-Westlake IP AFF
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Round 5 Cypress Falls KS Lake Highland Prep MK NEG
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Doubles Plano East Senior AK Lake Highland Prep MK AFF
Plano East on a 3-0
Heart of Texas Invitational 10/16/2015 LD Doubles Harvard-Westlake JN Montgomery WP NEG
Montgomery on a 3-0
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD 2 Lake Highland Prep MK Montgomery MB AFF
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD 2 Reagan RV Lexington NB NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD 3 Northland Christian ML Law Magnet JM AFF
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD 4 Colleyville Heritage AS Law Magnet KJ AFF
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD 4 Strake Jesuit CP SM Westwood SN AFF
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD 5 Plano East Senior AK Clements FT NEG
Greenhill Fall Classic 9/19/2015 LD Double Octas Lexington NB Westwood SN NEG
Westwood S on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 1 Harvard-Westlake MG Montgomery WP NEG
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 1 Strake Jesuit CP KF Harvard-Westlake SP AFF
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 2 Ryan AP Montgomery MB NEG
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 2 Norman DZ Strake Jesuit CP AS NEG
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 3 Houston Memorial CC Dulles AW NEG
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 3 Anderson JT Colleyville Heritage SK AFF
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 4 Montgomery RM Law Magnet DR AFF
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 4 Anderson IS Colleyville Heritage AS NEG
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD 5 Strake Jesuit CP ML Westlake VM NEG
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Doubles Strake Jesuit CP WL Cedar Park MG NEG
Cedar Park on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Doubles Dulles AW Strake Jesuit CP RB NEG
Strake Jes on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Octos Cedar Park MG Law Magnet DD NEG
Law Magnet on a 2-1
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Quarters Dulles KS Strake Jesuit CP SM NEG
Strake Jes on a 3-0
Grapevine Classic 9/11/2015 LD Semifinals Law Magnet DD Strake Jesuit CP SM NEG
Strake Jes on a 2-1
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD 2 Westlake DB Strake Jesuit ATo AFF
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD 2 Brentwood SS Strake Jesuit JSa AFF
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD 4 Brentwood MR Christ Episcopal MK NEG
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD 4 Des Moines Roosevelt EW Strake Jesuit JS NEG
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD 7 Scarsdale AY Brentwood JL NEG
Tournament of Champions 4/26/2014 LD Qtr St. Louis Park LS Palo Alto TC AFF
St. Louis on a 2-1
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD 1 Claire Kueffner Danny DeBois AFF
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD 2 Jessica Levy Arjun Tambe AFF
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD 3 Andrew O'Donohue Ram Prasad AFF
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD 5 Travis Chen Leah Shapiro NEG
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD 6 Adam Tomasi Akhil Jalan NEG
Harvard Invitational 2/13/2014 RRLD 7 Ram Prasad Chris Kymn AFF
Collegiate Round Robin 9/7/2013 LD 1 Christian Quiroz Davis LaBarre AFF
Collegiate Round Robin 9/7/2013 LD 5 Isis Davis-Marks Emma Weddle NEG
Collegiate Round Robin 9/7/2013 LD 7 Tomer Cherki Nathan Ewing-Crystal NEG
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 LD 4 Harrison DD CESJDS EL NEG
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 LD 4 Cy-Woods JD Lexington JC AFF
Tournament of Champions 4/27/2013 LD 6 Northland Christian ML Brentwood AG NEG
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD 5 Lake HTL HarrisDD NEG
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD 5 LextonPZ PrinceWM AFF
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD 6 BenjamWM HarvarAK AFF
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD 6 BerkelCS Walt WSB AFF
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD 7 WDM VaLK StrakeSS NEG
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Run BenjamWM LextonJC NEG
LextonJC on a 2-1
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Sext NOJsuiJH Palos DT AFF
NOJsuiJH on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Oct HarvarAK Lake HTL NEG
Lake HTL on a 3-0
New York City Invitational 10/19/2012 LD Quar Lake HTL Walt WJL NEG
Walt WJL on a 2-1