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Our Coaches

Run by a former coach at one of the most successful  youth debate club in America, Carnegie Debate is employs an able, talented, and nationally recognized team of Carnegie Mellon debaters. 
Greg Volynsky

Co-Founder & Debate Coach



  • Winner of 8 Junior Statesmen of America Best Speaker Awards

  • Coach at NJDebate (2.5 years)


About Me:

When I was a freshman in high school, I wandered into our cafeteria, intrigued by confident voices looming over an attentive crowd. A few students, about my age, in the midst of an intellectual sparring match. The repartee, the humor, the wit – combined with the critical thought, the analysis, the persuasion – it was beautiful, breathtaking, awe-inspiring.


Since then, I joined a political debate organization at our school and, within a few years, began to coach debate at a local debate club. ​

Agatha Woodbury

Debate Coach


  • President of 2016 New York State High School Mock Trial Champions

  • Captain of Carnegie Mellon University Mock Trial


About Me:

I saw a poster my sophomore year of high school for our school's Mock Trial team. The poster read "Do you like acting? Do you like arguing? If so, join Mock Trial!" What I found on that team was much more than a bunch of arguing actors or frivolous bickering. I found there a passionate group of clever, hardworking, and eager people. I found an environment that fosters great intellectual growth and profound conversations.


Throughout my high school and college career, mock trial and debate have lead me on my own intellectual journey, over the course of which I have not only grown as a person, but have also developed friendships that will last forever. 


What to Expect During a Free Class:
Your child will attend one of our Pittsburgh classes, meet our world-class coaches and see if debate will be an enjoyable addition to their academic resume -- all for free! Leave your info, and we’ll reach out to you.