Russ Tidwell

How many years have you been coaching?

21 years coaching.

What are some achievements you would like to highlight?

1 state championship forensics team, multiple state champions and national qualifiers.  2 national finalists.  NFHS Kansas High School Speech/Debate Teacher of the year. 

What do you enjoy most about coaching?

 Seeing kids “get it”.  I love watching them find their voice.

What is your favorite memory of camp?

Working with the staff family that I only get to see once a year.

What do you want your students to get out of your section of camp?

I want students in the advanced debate section to be able to DO things better than when they arrived.  We will work on skills.  Reproduceable, useable skills