Jay Rye Earns Sixth Diamond Award

Speech and Debate Coach Jay Rye was recently awarded the prestigious Sixth Diamond Award, reflecting a minimum of 30 years of coaching and representing an accumulation of at least 150,000 coaching points. Since the founding of the National Speech & Debate Association in 1925, Mr. Rye is only the 2nd coach from Alabama to attain the Sixth Diamond Award level and is one of only four coaches nationally to achieve this level of excellence in 2022.