Who is Nathanael?

Nathanael Morgan is a debate coach and researcher at Ethos Debate.
Nathanael is currently a student at the Saint Constantine College. He competed in Stoa and numerous unofficial leagues in high school, and plans to compete in college debate as well. In his final year of competition, he won 6 different tournaments across 4 debate formats. He placed 4th at the National Invitational Tournament of Champions for Parliamentary debate, and has achieved over 20 top-3 finishes for speech and debate throughout his entire career.
Nathanael is preparing to enter the cybersecurity field, and enjoys working with technology. He also is an avid researcher, and wrote for the Ethos sourcebook in 2021. He enjoys playing chess, solving Rubik’s cubes, and talking about debate theory and strategy in his spare time.

Coaching Philosophy

Ever since he started competing in speech and debate, Nathanael’s mindset was always on improvement. At the end of his first year of competition, one of his coaches remarked, “Nathanael pursues learning relentlessly; he’s the first to ask what he could improve after a round, and always does his absolute best to apply the feedback he receives.” Despite only having three years of debate experience, Nathanael was able to improve much faster than most competitors. He believes in the maxim, “Practice smarter, not harder,” and applies that to his coaching. Nathanael focuses on making debate enjoyable through adaptation and ingenuity. He recognizes the immense educational value that competitive academic debate offers, and he loves to show his students how much fun you can have with debate at the same time. 

 

Accomplishments

Stoa
 
– 4th place at NITOC for parliamentary debate
– Parliamentary debate champion at the Resolve Early Tournament
– Parliamentary debate champion at the Field of Mars tournament (beating the team nationally ranked first in the final round)
– Two-time 3rd place finisher in team policy debate
– Finalist at the Gandhi Challenge in Lincoln-Douglas value debate
– Extemporaneous speaking champion at the Resolve Early Tournament
– Extemporaneous speaking champion at the Shamrock Shutdown Showdown tournament
– Expository speaking champion at the Holly Jolly Classic
– Qualified and competed at NITOC in 3 different speech events as well as parliamentary and team policy debate.
– Fall season champion for Ziggy Online Debate in team policy debate (9-1 record)
– Winner of the PDT national championship in individual parliamentary debate
– Lincoln-Douglas debate champion at one of the tournaments in the Paladin league. His season record had an 84% win rate, with only 4 losses the entire year.
– Socratic Policy debate champion at one of the tournaments in the Paladin League