Director of the UNLV Debate Program Awarded George Ziegelmueller Coaching Excellence Award
At the 2018 National Debate Tournament, Jacob Thompson was awarded The George Ziegelmueller Coaching Excellence Award by the Board of Trustees of the National Debate Tournament.
Thompson is the director of the award-winning and nationally-ranked UNLV Sanford I. Berman Debate Forum and an associate professor in residence in the department of communication studies. Ziegelmueller was Thompson's coach and mentor during his time as an undergraduate debater at Wayne State University.
About the George Ziegelmueller Award: "Wayne State Debate Alumni endowed an award in honor of their coach, George Ziegelmueller, for his over 30 years of excellent coaching, timeless commitment to the activity and numerous contributions to the forensics community---not the least of which was saving the NDT in 1966. This award is presented to a faculty member who has distinguished himself or herself in the communication profession while coaching teams to competitive success at the NDT."