Meet the Staff

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Carly Watson

Director of Debate

Carly joined the Honors College in 2011. As a student at MSU, she won the 2010 National Debate Tournament. She has previously worked as an assistant debate coach at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington where she coached a top ten team to the octofinals of the NDT. Prior to being named the Director of Debate, Carly served for nearly ten years at the Debate Team Project and Events Coordinator. She can be reached by email at

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Will Repko

Head Debate Coach 

Will has been the debate coach at MSU since 1996. He joined Michigan State University's staff after coaching at East Lansing High School where his teams won several Michigan State Championships and the 1995 NCFL National Championship. Will's success has continued in his college coaching career where he has catapulted Michigan State to an era of national prominence and excellence, including national championships in 2004, 2006, and 2010. Will was named the 2000 College Coach of the Year. Will also founded the Spartan Debate Institute and the Hoya Spartan Scholars program.