Ryan Rigda

Director of Speech and Debate, Texas A&M University

Camp Director, Camp Instructor

Ryan is currently the Director of Speech and Debate at Texas A&M University where he is working on completing his Ph.D. in communication. In addition to coaching the speech and debate team, Ryan also teaches public speaking and argumentation courses. Although Ryan's experience as a competitor falls primarily under the realm of public speaking, he is experienced in coaching multiple forms of debate at both the high school and collegiate level. For Ryan, speech and debate is about improving confidence, increasing critical thinking ability, and improving overall communication skills, which are all important to be successful in life. Speech and debate has played a major role in Ryan's life and he is excited to share those experiences with his students.