College of Liberal Arts: Debate: Coaching Staff

Matt Moore, Director of Debate

Matt Moore Is in his second year as the director of UCO's Debate program. He was named the 2012 Dick Stine Coach of the Year, a nationally prestigious award given to junior varsity- or novice-level debate coaches.

The Dick Stine award, presented by Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan., is named for the creator of the National Junior Division Debate Tournament (NJDDT).

Moore received his doctorate in political science from the University of Missouri and also received a master's in speech communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He previously served as a graduate assistant and the University of Missouri and was an instructor and the assistant director of debate at Augustana College.

Shae Bunas, Debate Judge/Assistant Debate Coach

Shae received his bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in the summer of 2012 after 4 years of debate. The following autumn he joined the UCO debate team in the College of Liberal Arts as an assistant coach where his work focuses primarily on producing research in the areas of political philosophy and global politics and helping the debaters develop their speaking and argumentation skills. Shae is excited to help the debate team grow into a nationally competitive program.


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