Tommie Lindsey

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Tommie Lindsey
Born (1951-09-28) September 28, 1951 (age 67)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
Alma mater University of San Francisco
Occupation Teacher
Known for Forensics coach
Spouse(s) Lois Bailey Lindsey
Awards MacArthur Fellows Program

Tommie Lindsey (born September 28, 1951 Oakland, California) is a Forensics coach, at James Logan High School.[1][2]


He graduated valedictorian from the University of San Francisco in Communication Arts and Social Science. He would later go on to receive an honorary PhD from the University of San Francisco for "Visionary Leadership". 40 percent of students at Logan High School go to college: 90 percent of his forensics students do.[3][4]


Tommie Lindsey has two children, a daughter and a son.


  • 1994 California Teacher of the Year
  • 2000 "National Forensics Coach of the Year"
  • 2003 Oprah Winfrey Angel Award
  • 2004 MacArthur Fellows Program
  • 2012 Bronx Achievement Award
  • 2015 Carlston Family Foundation Award


  • It Doesn't Take A Genius: Five Truths to Inspire Success in Every Student. Authors Randall McCutcheon, Tommie Lindsey, McGraw-Hill, 2006, ISBN 978-0-07-146084-2


  1. ^ "THE MACARTHUR GRANTS: BAY AREA PROFILES Forensics coach is dedicated to the craft", The San Francisco Chronicle, September 28, 2004, Janine DeFao
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2010-04-16.

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