Coach: Kenneth Newby
Coach Newby is a Morehouse and debate team alum who has been with the team for 4 years. During that time, he has reinvigorated the debate team and led it new heights, including several consecutive State titles and numerous national and international titles. Outside of debate, Coach Newby is a lawyer and currently heads his own firm, Newby Law Group.
Assistant Coach: Derrick Reed
Derrick has been with the debate team for several years, first as a team member and then transitioning to the position of assistant coach post-graduation. Derrick helped lay the foundation for the current team and is known for his enthusiasm for the activity and willingness to help all members achieve their very best. He is currently a teacher in the Atlanta Public School System.
Team Captain: Da'Von Boyd
Da'Von Boyd, a senior Political Science major hails from the great state of Virginia. He is an accomplished debater and has won numerous titles in various formats of debate, including a national championship in NPDA in 2014. Da'Von is also a dedicated scholar of political theory, having received the prestigious UNCF Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship in 2015.
Co-Captain: Khalil Waddell
Khalil is a junior Chemistry major from Madison, AL. He is a versatile debater that has competed and won in numerous formats, culminating with his win at the Pan-American Debating Championship in Miami, Florida in 2015