If you are interested in being on the NIHD staff team, please email

Attorney Griffith William Vertican Coach Griffith is the director of the National Institute for Homeschool Debate (with 170 participants it is the largest in the nation), he is also a licensed attorney and one of the most successful debate coaches in America. He himself won our nation's largest collegiate debate tournament the NPDA in 2007. Students who attended his camps have won every division of debate and students he personally coached took 1st place in TP Debate (Jeffrey Pistor) and 1st, 2nd, and 6th place in LD Debate at 2018 NITOC Championships. His students have also made it to the finals three of the last six years in Parliamentary Debate (winning twice in 2013 and 2017) and in 2015 won the overall tournament champion award.

Jeffery Pistor has been been working with Griff for the last 3 years and is excited now to join his team. During sophomore year, Jeffery placed third in TP and top 10 in Parli at Nationals. Last year, he placed first in Parli at Nationals and in 2018 placed first in team policy.