Coaches & Articles
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Eight Kids and a Rookie

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach
This article tell hows Mr. M got switched over from being "just an English teacher." 

Have you Heard?  

Speaking and Listening Standards

Make Sense

September 2011, a Kentucky Teacher article featuring Coach Steve Meadows and several members of Speech 1 class (and the DHS forensics team)

Having A Swell Time: Hosting the First

NFL Regional Office and Director in Our


by Steve Meadows, published in THE ROSTRUM in March 2007 about Kentucky being the host for the first NFL (now NSDA) Regional Office

High School Students Learn Confidence,

 Goal-Setting Through Speech Teams

by Bobbie Curd, Advocate-Messenger
This June 2013 feature article on the team written by the Danville city paper was picked up on the national wire and appeared in the Christian Science Monitor as well as in many other newspaper, television, and radio news feeds.

Let's Roll (Speak Up and Listen)

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach

(published 24 June 2002, Lexington Herald-Leader) 
Mr. M tackles Oratory topics at nationals after September 11.

Meadows wins National Award

Coach Steve Meadows was named the 2015-2016 NCA K-12 National Communication Teacher of the Year.  He was also featured in Kentucky Teacher, an online magazine published by the KY Department of Education, based on this award.  Click here to read the interview.  

Miracles Come in All Shapes and Sizes

by Terri Branson, DHS Forensics Associate Coach

(published December 1995, the Rostrum)

Terri tells the story of "the Boone County snowed-in nightmare trip."

Promoting Your Forensic Program

 by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach

(published May 2010, the Rostrum)

Mr. M's article on how to get the word out about your team.

The Seven Ages of Forensicing

by Joan Haigh, 
former DHS Assistant Coach and Forensics Mom 
and Tony Haigh, Centre College Drama professor and 
former DHS Forensics Dad

(published December 2001, the Rostrum)

A Teacher and a Coach: 
Reflections on Terri Branson's Retirement

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach

(published April 2007, NFL Alumni Connection) 
When Terri retired from full-time teaching, Mr. M got reflective about how much she had influenced him.

Time After Time

by Steve Meadows, DHS Forensics Head Coach
(published in the Admiral Report, June 2005)
Written for the Danville Schools' publication about how excellence is created through repetition.