Louis Petit is in his 12th year as the Associate Director of Debate and Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas. He served as the Director of the 2016 Mean Green Workshop and was the co-director from 2011-2015. He received his MA from Missouri State University where he coached from 2006 to 2008. He coached the 2008 and 2009 National Debate Tournament (NDT) Top Speakers, the 2008 NDT and Cross Examination Debate Association semifinalist, numerous first round at large bids to the NDT, and over 12 teams to quarterfinals or better at the NDT and/or Cross Examination Debate Association national tournaments. Louie was recognized as the CEDA Southwest Region Critic of the Year in 2008 and 2011. He has also served as an argument coach for numerous high school debate programs, coaching high school teams to both the final rounds of the TOC and the NSDA. He has served as an argument coach for Carrolton of the Sacred Heart (2007-2008), Woodward Academy (2009-2011), Glenbrook North (2012), Southlake Carroll (2014-2015), Glenbrook South (2016) and Pace Academy (2017-2019).