Jason Stahl, Belmont’s Director of Forensics, was named “New Coach of the Year” by the American Forensics Association (AFA) this past weekend. Stahl was nominated by his colleagues in the forensics community and recognized with the award at the AFA National Tournament. The criteria for the award include leadership in innovations in forensics as well as the quality of forensic education. According to Mary Vaughn, chair of the Communication Studies Department, “Jason has taken Belmont’s Speech & Debate program to an entirely new level! We dominate state debate, we won the 2010 Christian Nationals tournament, and now we’re being recognized by the most prestigious collegiate forensics organization in the country. This is high praise for Jason and for Belmont!”
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