About

Logan Scisco competed for Danville High School in Danville, Kentucky and was coached by Mr. Steve Meadows. He was a four-time qualifier to National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) Nationals in United States extemporaneous speaking and a four-time qualifier to Catholic Forensic League (CFL) Nationals in extemporaneous speaking. He was the 2003 NSDA Final Round National Champion in United States Extemporaneous Speaking, placing third overall and placed fourth at CFL Nationals that same year. He was also a two-time Kentucky state champion in extemporaneous speaking, a two-time invitee to the Montgomery Bell Extemp Round Robin (placing sixth in 2004), a Barkley Forum finalist in 2004, broke at nationals six consecutive times (one CFL & NSDA final, one NSDA USX semi-final, two CFL quarter-finals, and one NSDA USX octofinal), was an NSDA Academic All-American, and attained the level of Premier Distinction in the NSDA.

During his two year college career competing for Western Kentucky University, he was a two-time NFA extemp finalist, placing third in 2005 and 2006. He graduated from WKU in 2008 with a degree in history and social studies with secondary teacher certification.  He also holds a Master’s degree in education and a Master’s degree in history, both earned from WKU in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

From 2006-2008, Logan was an associate coach for Danville High School’s (KY) forensics program.  From 2008-2009, Logan was the assistant coach at Grant County High School (KY) and from 2009-2011 was a graduate assistant for the Western Kentucky University forensic team and assistant coach for Boone County High School (KY).  He returned to Danville High School to be an assistant coach in 2011 and currently teaches history classes there.

In the summer, Logan has run the extemp lab at WKU’s Summer Forensic Institute from 2005-2006 and 2008-2011. One of the students he instructed, David Kumbroch, would go on to win the 2007 NSDA International Extemp National Championship.  Other students of the lab went to compete in national final rounds, advanced deep into outrounds at national and national invitational tournaments, won state championships, participated in state final rounds, and qualified to CFL and NSDA nationals in extemp.

To date Logan has coached twenty-five state finalists (13 in extemp), twenty-four national qualifiers (13 CFL and 11 NFL; 17 qualifiers in extemp), a Montgomery Bell Extemp Round Robin finalist, a Wake Forest champion, two GMU extemp finalists, three Barkley Forum extemp finalists, seven state champions (three in extemp), seven CFL extemp outround participants, five NSDA outround participants (including a USX semi-finalist), a CFL and NSDA (IX) finalist in extemporaneous speaking, and an NFA collegiate national champion in extemporaneous speaking.

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