Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Jason Sykes
Dr. Sykes is the Debate Director at Coppell High School. He has coached speech and debate in some capacity since 1997, and his students are highly decorated across several events. They have won many of the most highly regarded tournaments in the nation, including the TFA State Tournament, several TOC qualifying tournaments, and the Tournament of Champions. in 2006, he was presented with the Acolyte Award, which is given annually to the outstanding associate director of debate in the nation. In 2020, he was inducted into the Texas Forensic Association Hall of Fame.
Dr. Sykes has taught since 2003 and at Coppell High School since 2018. He served on the TFA Executive Council and the Lone Star NSDA District Committee, and he currently serves on the North Texas Longhorns NSDA District Committee. He founded the University of North Texas Mean Green Workshops in 2004, and he currently serves as assistant director of the UT Dallas Mean Green Comet debate institute.
Dr. Sykes competed extensively in policy debate at the University of North Texas. He won several tournaments and speaker awards and advanced to the elimination rounds of more than two-dozen events, including the National Debate Tournament in 2002 and four CEDA National Championship tournaments, where he was honored as an All-American in 2002 and 15th speaker in 2000. He completed his PhD in Information Science at UNT in 2016.
Practices are held in CHS C201/203 every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.