Chase Williams is the 6-12 Director of Speech and Debate at Taipei American School and founder of The Institute for Speech and Debate. In his 15 years of coaching, Chase has coached students across all events to national success. Chase has coached multiple NSDA National Champions and Top-6 finishers across multiple events. His students have 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. As the Director of Speech and Debate at TAS, Chase has built a program that routinely makes history, including 3rd and 4th place finishes at NSDA Nationals in Public Forum and Policy Debate respectively, and 4 school awards in the last 4 years.
Before transitioning to education and coaching full-time, Chase was a political operative at the local, state, and federal campaign level. He has remained involved in the political arena as a volunteer and fundraiser.
To Chase, ISD is so much more than a summer camp, it is his extended family and he can’t wait to welcome more students into that family this summer!