Chase Williams

Institute Co-Director
*Confirmed for 2020

Chase Williams is the head debate coach at Taipei American School. In his ten years of coaching, Chase has coached students across all events to national success. In 2014, Chase was a member of the Hawken coaching staff that brought home two national champions (Congressional Debate and Public Forum Debate) and a national runner-up (Impromptu Speaking). His students have routinely placed in the Top-10 at nationals, advanced as far as Semifinals in PF at the TOC, and have championed or been in the final round at Yale, Minneapple, The Glenbrooks, Blake, The Sunvitational, Stanford, and Emory. At the 2016 NSDA National Tournament, Chase coached the national runners-up in World Schools Debate and his student placed 6th in the Senate and at the 2018 NSDA National Tournament, Chase’s student placed 9th in the House.

Before transitioning to education and coaching full-time, Chase was a political operative at the local, state, and federal campaign level. To Chase, ISD is more than a summer camp, it is his family – he can’t wait to welcome more students into that family this summer!

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