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McCain’s debate coach, former head of Liberty debate, speaks at convocation

October 17, 2008 : N/A

Brett O’Donnell, former director of debate for Liberty University, visited campus to speak to students during Friday’s convocation. After coaching Liberty’s debaters for 18 years, O’Donnell is now the Communications Strategist for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain’s campaign. Most recently, the instructor coached McCain in a sit-down debate with Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday.

While director of debate at Liberty, O’Donnell’s teams won 18 national rankings championships. During his tenure, he coached more than 10 individual novice, junior varsity, and varsity teams to national championships.