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Take a look at an introduction to our Speech & Debate Program with Scott Wheeler

About Scott Wheeler

Peninsula Academy speech and debate coach, Scott Wheeler, is one of best debate coaches in the United States. He is the first coach in history to receive the Ted W. Belch award for being the best policy debate coach in the US for two consecutive years.


Over the past eight years, Mr. Wheeler has coached his teams to four national championships and five state championships as well as winning at the most prestigious and difficult competitions in the US including Stanford, Cal Berkeley, Emory, Greenhill, St. Marks, Blake, and MBA. 


Mr. Wheeler’s teams have won the Unger Cup twice, an award for the Policy Debate team places highest in six different national tournaments. Scott has a bachelor of science degree in communication from Northwestern University.

About Frank Smith

Coach Frank is a television / film writer and playwright working in Los Angeles. Frank is originally from Boston, where he competed on the Milton Academy Speech and Debate Team under the legendary Debbie Simon. While in high school, he was a four-time State Finalist, a two-time State Champion, a four-time National Qualifier, and a competitor in numerous outrounds at national-level tournaments.

His proudest achievements were being named an NFL Academic All-American, awarded only to students with a high enough GPA and high enough number of NFL Points; earning a spot in the Top 13 at NFL Nationals in Poetry.