Soufiane Choubani (born June, 1984) is an author, Moroccan/American teacher, anti-doping control officer and international debate coach who grew up in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States.[1] After graduating from Kean University, he returned to Morocco and in 2014, founded of the Moroccan National Debate Team and Morocco Debate Association. [2][3][4] He is also credited for the creation of a similar team in Tunisia.


Professional careerEdit

In 2008, Soufiane became an internationally certified doping control offer (DCO) after training in Morocco and France. He was one of the first two Moroccans to become a DCO and during his time, he was very effective in tracking and collecting samples from athletes. He was quickly promoted to DCO Team Leader for North Africa. In total, 6 athletes tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs with suspensions ranging from 2 years to one who received a lifetime suspension.

In 2012, Soufiane volunteered as a doping control officer (DCO) at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and shortly after, he received a Letter of Appreciation from David Cameron thanking him for his services, making him one of only a handful of Moroccans to receive such recognition from a British Prime Minister.

After back-to-back national championships in 2013 and 2014, and being awarded with the Best Coach in Morocco Award, he founded the Moroccan National Debate Team and led them to the 2014 & 2015 World Schools Debating Championships.[5] The Moroccan National Debate Team made history in 2014 by becoming the first North African Nation to compete in the World Schools Debating Championships.

Personal lifeEdit

Soufiane´s uncle Lahbib Choubani is a Moroccan politician of the Justice and Development Party. Since 3 January 2012, he holds the position of Minister of Relations with the Parliament & Civil Society in Abdelilah Benkirane's cabinet.


  1. ^ "Coaches | Moroccan National Debate Team". Retrieved 2016-02-02.
  2. ^ Jabrane, Ezzoubeir. "A Coach Who Believes in Morocco". Morocco World News. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
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  4. ^ "La bataille des ĂŠcoliers: Elle se tiendra le 7 aoĂťt en ThaĂŻlande | Aujourd'hui le Maroc". 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
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