Christopher "Coach" Medina

Category: The Coaches
Title: Director of Forensics/QEP


Coach Medina came to Wiley in the Fall 2011 with almost 25 years of experience in the world of forensics; having served 10 of those years as a Director of Forensics on both the high school and collegiate levels. Mr. Medina began his forensics career as a high school competitor in California. He began coaching at age 18, directly out of high school, and was immediately named Assistant Director of Forensics. It was in this position, at age 19, that Medina coached his first of several national champions.

With more than 15 years of service as Director of Forensics for numerous high school programs, Medina was named Director of Forensics at the University of La Verne in California. During his tenure at La Verne, Medina's students advanced to the finals of the World University Debate Championships in Sydney, Australia. It was there that La Verne had its first world debate finalists and won its first World Championship in supplementary events. Medina has coached students to championships and elimination rounds at six different  National and World Championship tournaments. Medina brings a passion for forensics that is unparalleled.

Medina earned a B.A. degree in Speech Communications from California State University at Long Beach, as well as, a graduate certificate in Communication Education and a M.S. degree in Communication Studies from Minnesota State University at Mankato.

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