Barbara Garner, Division Director
Barbara retired from Duncanville High School in 2008 as a highly decorated coach who led the committee that revised the rules for TFA Congress and served as the state Congress Coordinator. She coached an NFL National Champion in Congress and led numerous other Duncanville students to state and national competitive success. Mrs. Garner is a former President of the Texas Forensic Association, and a recipient of the Texas Speech Communication Association Educator of the Year Award. Since retiring in 2008, Barbara has been presenting Congress Workshops, teaching at summer institutes, and judging frequently at qualifying tournaments, TFA State, and NFL District contests. She currently serves as the UIL State Congress Clerk. This will be her fourth year as director of the congress workshop at UNT.
Kevin Eaton, Assistant Division Director
Kevin was the 2008 NFL National Champion, 2008 TOC Runner-Up, and 2008 TFA State Champion in Congressional Debate. He holds an M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford and degrees from SMU in Political Science, Economics, and Public Policy. Since graduating from Duncanville High School in 2008, Kevin has taught congressional debate and extemporaneous speaking at several national debate institutes including GMIF, UTNIF, and UNT. He has coached two TFA State Congress Champions, a 5th place NFL finalist, three UIL State Congress Champions, and numerous other students who have won, placed, or been finalists at major national tournaments like Harvard, Glenbrooks, Blue Key, Berkeley, and the TOC. Kevin will be joining us for his fourth MGW after completing his second year at Stanford Law School.
Logan Owens attended Northland Christian School in Houston, Texas from kindergarten until graduation. He competed on his high school’s debate team for three years: sophomore, junior and senior year. He qualified to three NSDA nationals tournaments, though he only attended two due to health reasons. He qualified to the Tournament of Champions his senior year and was a non-advancing semi-finalist. He qualified to the Texas Forensic Association state tournament for three years. He was elected to be the captain of his debate team his junior and senior year. He attended Mean Green Workshops the summer of his junior and senior year in the summer of 2013 and 2014 respectively. He is attending Abilene Christian University.
Ryan is an incoming freshman at the University of Houston where he will be majoring in History. In between his junior and senior year Ryan attended Mean Green Workshops and gained invaluable knowledge and experience in Congressional Debate. Ryan has a deep passion for Congress and has committed countless hours to perfecting his craft. As a competitor Ryan was the UIL 5A state champion in Congressional Debate and performed in out rounds at Harvard, UT Austin, Churchill, NSDA Nationals, and the Tournament of Champions. Ryan loves debate and is super excited to be a part of the great team Mean Green Workshops has assembled.