Response speech & debate is coached by Katie Herche. Katie joined the speech & debate team in high school. She competed in NCFCA for three years, taking 2nd place at the 2007 Nationals in Team Policy Debate. She competed another two years in college, winning 1st place in Impromptu and Communication Analysis at the 2009 National Phi Rho Pi tournament. Over the course of her time participating, Katie competed in Team Policy Debate, Parliamentary Debate, and almost every speech event possible.

Since then, Katie has coached speech & debate for homeschool groups, public schools, and private schools. She has now been coaching for over 10 years. Katie currently serves on the debate committee for the Stoa Speech & Debate League. She married her former debate opponent, Logan, and lives in Virginia with her family.


Katie founded Response in 2011.