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packages and pricing

For the price of a private piano lesson, you’re investing into the most important skills you can ever learn! All of our coaching services are bought by the hour.

This year, we’re offering a variety of discounted coaching packages that can be divided however you wish. Want to do one session and then wait a month before you do your next one? That’s fine with us. We’ve named them based on how we suggest using coaching: one session a week. That rate typically allows a healthy coach-student relationship to flourish and creates a perfect environment for incremental improvement.

Our packages range from 4 hour bundles to 50 hours, and each package offers 10% off normal coaching rates (get an additional 10% off by joining Ethos Legends). 

We take the quality of our product seriously. Ethos coaches offer some of the very best feedback you can get! When you buy a session package, our coaches will:

1) Work outside of designated coaching time to create a personalized curriculum that fits your needs.

2) Look over cases, briefs, or presentations and provide critical feedback for improvement.

2) Offer call & text support at your tournaments as much as possible. Need help for parli prep? Our coaches will jump on a google doc and outline some strategies. Failed to break at nationals? Our coaches have faced failure before and will give you a call to help you process those emotions.

Either click on one of the packages below or fill out a contact form and allow us to match you with your best fit. We want you to break past all of your barriers. We’ll do everything it takes to make that happen.

 

Meet Our coaches

Platinum Tier ($55/hr)

Our Platinum Tier coaches are champion-level, seasoned speech and debate veterans with years of real-world experience. They’re guaranteed to bring your debate game to the next level!

Marc Davis

Platinum Coach | TP, Parli, Speech

Marc Davis is the Head Coach, CEO, and owner of Ethos Debate.

Marc began debate two decades ago in the NCFCA, qualifying to nationals in TP and extemp. He then competed for Grove City College, winning numerous tournaments, including the 2011 Pi Kappa Delta national tournament. He’s most proud of reaching octofinals at the 2012 USU Championship, where he competed against Yale, Cornell, University College Dublin, and other top schools.

Since then, Marc has been coaching speech and debate all across the country, helping hundreds of students, including the 2019 NCFCA National Champions.  Full Bio

Jadon Buzzard

Platinum Coach | TP, LD, Parli, Speech

Not taking on new coaching this season.

Jadon Buzzard is the former owner of Ethos Debate. A formidable collegiate debater, Jadon holds a total of 12 finalist & national awards from his time at Hillsdale. As the manager of the Hillsdale debate team, Jadon won the 2021 PKD National Champion in parliamentary debate and ranked top 16 in the nation at the 2018 NFA-LD national championship. With six 1st-place finishes, eight finals finishes, and a host of other debate awards, he’s won Hillsdale College over 40 trophies during his college career.  Full Bio

Anthony Severin

Platinum Coach | TP, Moot Court

Only avilable for 1 – 3 hour coaching packages.

Anthony has coached debaters of all ages and skill levels to national-level competitive success for more than a decade. Through the years, Anthony has garnered a host of academic credentials that shape how he teaches students. Now a practicing attorney, he graduated from Baylor in 2014 and from Duke in 2021 and worked for years in the Texas Legislature. These experiences allow Anthony to challenge his students with demanding real-world scenarios that will expand their horizons beyond the trophies and tournaments. Full Bio

Noah Mckay

Platinum Coach | LD, Moot Court

Noah graduated from Covenant College in 2021 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in philosophy through the University of Edinburgh. In 2016, Noah became a regional LD debate champion and placed in the top ten Nationally. The following year, he went undefeated at the Wenham, MA national open, winning the final round 5-0, and shortly thereafter placed 2nd at the National Championship after achieving a perfect preliminary record. Full Bio

 

GOLD Tier ($40/Hr)

Our Gold Coaches are extraordinarily successful former debaters, expertly trained in persuasion and strategy. They’ve led hundreds of students to victory!

Luke Castle

Gold Coach | LD, TP, Parli, Speech

Luke is a fresh speech and debate graduate currently pursuing a double major at Dallas Baptist University. As a high school student, he competed in five speech and debate leagues experiencing success in Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy and Limited Prep formats. He saw plenty of success during his time in high school, and he’s currently competing on his college debate and mock trial teams, while also teaching debate at a local academy. Full Bio

Nathanael Morgan

Gold Coach | TP, Parli

Nathanael Morgan is devoted to helping his debaters succeed. Despite competing for only three years, in his final year of competition, Nathanael won 6 different tournaments across 4 debate formats. His best run was getting to the semifinal Parli round at NITOC 2021. He is currently a student at Saint Constantine College, where he is preparing to enter the cybersecurity field upon graduation. Full Bio

Jala Boyer

Gold Coach | Speech, TP

Jala Boyer has earned numerous 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals and competed at the NCFCA National Championship in five categories. As an intern on the Student Advisory Council of the NCFCA, Jala worked alongside the executive director, Kim Cromer, to learn the inner workings of competitive speech and debate, helping students creates long-term and meaningful success. Jala is currently an Honors student at Liberty University studying communications with an emphasis in politics. Full Bio

D.J. Mendenhall

Gold Coach | LD, Speech

D.J. is attending North Carolina State university and majoring in economics. During high school, D. J. helped lead her debate club, Speakout NC, gaining experience teaching new students how to debate and coaching more experienced debaters. D. J. has competed in the NCFCA for 7 years. She has competed in LD, TP, all 3 limited prep categories, original oratory, illustrated oratory, persuasive, informative, and Digital presentation. Full Bio 

Patrick McDonald

Gold Coach | TP, Moot Court, Speech

Not taking on new coaching right now

Patrick competed in the NCFCA for five years, participating in nearly every event that the league offers. His time in speech and debate taught him that speeches are conversations first and performances second. In his view, presentations should be thorough, accurate, and engaging—but also clear, candid, and concise. Understanding is a prerequisite to persuasion. Patrick is currently attending Hillsdale College in Michigan. Full Bio

Nick Storz

Gold Coach | TP, Platforms

Nick is a debate coach at Ethos and a recent graduate of Patrick Henry College.

In his four years of competition in NCFCA, Nick specialized in Team Policy debate. His excellence in competition and brief writing earned him a national reputation as a formidable opponent and a 7th place finish at Nationals.

After NCFCA, Nick adapted his skillset to the collegiate debate world, winning multiple national titles. Most recently, his team competed at the European Union’s embassy in Washington DC, claiming the championship title in their annual Schuman Challenge. Full Bio

Silver Tier ($30/Hr)

Our Silver Coaches are new, up-and-coming debate experts. They may be new around the block, but their talent will blow you away!

hannah cavanaugh

Silver Coach | LD, Moot Court, Limited Prep, Platform

Hannah is attending Regent University and majoring in law and national security.

After competing in the NCFCA for 6 years and competing in a variety of speech and debate events, during her 2022 season, after reaching the final round of Lincoln-Douglas Debate at every qualifier and winning twice, Hannah became regional champion in Lincoln-Douglas Debate Speaking. She went on to place 1st overall at the 2022 NCFCA National Championship in Lincoln-Douglas Debate Speaking. Full Bio

chris park

Silver Coach | TP, LD, Moot Court

Not taking on new coaching right now.

Chris Park is a coach and sourcebook writer for Ethos Debate. He is currently attending Vanderbilt University as a freshman and intends to study political science.

Chris competed in NCFCA for 3 years where he debated in Lincoln Douglas, Team Policy, and Moot court. Chris has won multiple tournaments including the North Carolina National Open, which was the biggest tournament of the year, and he has placed in the top ten at the national championship for all three styles. Full Bio

allie satterfield

Silver Coach | LD, Parli, Moot Court, Speech

Allie is attending Patrick Henry College, where she was recruited to compete on their championship moot court team. She is pursuing a major in Political Theory.

Allie became a National Champion in 2023 winning the NCFCA National Championship in Moot Court after having the most successful preseason performance out of any other team–winning two national opens, earning four separate bids to Nationals, and being the highest speaking team along with her partner at each Open. Full Bio