Rich Boltizar is the Director of Debate at Stanford University and coaches the Parliamentary team. Rich is a graduate of Stanford University, twice served as President of the Stanford Debate Society, and served on the board of the American Parliamentary Debate Association. Rich previously served as Executive Vice President and CTO of a major academic summer camp company.
Rich has coached Stanford teams to the North American Universities Debating Championship (NAUDC) title, the North American Debating Championship (NorthAms) title, an appearance in the final round of the World Universities Debating Championships, five collegiate national championship final round appearances, five collegiate continental championship final round appearances, multiple appearances in elimination rounds at the World Universities Debating Championships, numerous tournament championships and top speaker awards, and regular appearances in elimination rounds at major tournaments across the nation. While debating at Stanford, Rich competed in both APDA (American Parliamentary format) and British Parliamentary Debate, reaching elimination rounds at the World Universities Debating Championships and numerous tournaments on the APDA circuit. Rich debated for Capital High School in Boise, Idaho, clearing at many of the top Policy Debate tournaments in the country, earning five career TOC bids and competing at the Tournament of Champions.