Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Jason Sykes
Dr. Sykes is the Debate Director at Coppell High School. He has coached debate since 1997, and he worked at several summer institutes before establishing UNT's Mean Green Workshops, which he directed for 12 years. His students are highly decorated across several events. Their accomplishments include participation in late elimination rounds at major tournaments in Texas and across the country. They have won Glenbrooks, Harvard, and the Tournament of Champions, among other honors. At the St. Mark's tournament in 2006, Jason was presented with the Acolyte Award, which is given annually to the outstanding associate director of debate in the nation.
Since 2003, Dr. Sykes has taught at DFW schools including Hockaday, Grapevine, and Southlake Carroll. He served on the TFA Executive Council from 2005 to 2009 and the Lone Star NFL District Committee from 2007 to 2009.
Jason competed 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 fifteenth speaker in 2000.
Dr. Sykes completed his PhD in Information Science at UNT in 2016. A native of Nacogdoches, Texas, he lives in Denton with his wife Naomi and their two children.
Practices are held in CHS C201/203 every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.