Scott Phillips: Debate


Debate coach Scott Phillips. Credit: Ryan Kim/Chronicle

Ryan Kim

Scott Phillips has joined the debate team coaching staff this year, working specifically with high schoolers on the team.
Phillips will coach students after school at practices and travel with the team to tournaments on the weekends.
Phillips has experience teaching and coaching debate at the Meadows School in Las Vegas.
Phillips was first interested in debate in middle school when he was required to take either computer typing or debate.
“Typing just seemed kind of boring to me, so I went with debate and I loved it,” Phillips said.
Phillips was drawn to Harvard-Westlake’s great reputation and its academic rigor, he said.
Phillips said he is excited to be a part of the prestigious debate program.
“So far it seems like an amazing place to work,” Phillips said.