Coaches: all events
Specialty: Platform, Limited Prep, Debate
Raul Ruano studied Philosophy and American Studies at Cal State Fullerton. Throughout his undergrad, he competed in varsity policy debate, winning multiple awards, including: 1st place speaker, top-10 speaker finishes, and octo-final finishes in 2 national tournaments. He was also awarded All-American debater at the national CEDA policy debate tournament in 2018.
His training in performative-style argumentation fueled a passion for teaching others how to use debate as a platform for refining civic leadership and critical thinking skills. Raul has trained and coached up many students to compete at a higher level in limited preparation and debate events, as well as platform speaking events.