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Lily  Pieper

Lily Pieper

Head Coach

WHS Speech Boosters

President: Yvonne Sullivan

VP/Fundraising: Maria Parker

VP/Secretary: Annemarie Gessner

Treasurer: Rhonda Gaulke

The Booster's meet during student's Friday practices, the third Friday of every month! Parents are always welcome to join!

WHS Hires Lily Pieper '18 as New Head Speech Coach

Woodbury High School is excited to announce the hiring of Lily Pieper as the new Head Speech Coach. Lily has many experiences in speech as a participant and coach to lead Woodbury High Schools nationally recognized speech program. 

Lily Pieper has been involved in speech for the past eight years; her speech journey started at Woodbury High School where she competed across eight events spanning all three genres. Lily saw the most success in Duo Interpretation, finaling at State in 2018, and becoming an NSDA Semi-Finalist in the event alongside her partner, Njeri. She was also a national finalist in Duet Acting in 2018 through NIETOC with her partner, Nadia. 

After Woodbury, Lily attended one of the top collegiate speech programs at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. In her freshman year she assisted the team in bringing home another team National Championship; she again competed across all three genres, covering a total of eight events. Lily saw the most success in college in Limited Preparation events, becoming a National Champion and National Runner-Up at two separate tournaments in Extemporaneous Speaking. She was also the Illinois State Runner-Up in Debate in 2021. 

During her time at Bradley, Lily was able to assist local high school programs with judging tournaments, coached high school students through summer camps, and was able to serve as her team’s President. She graduated with a degree in English (Literary Studies) and a minor in Women & Gender Studies in spring of 2022. Outside of speech she loves hiking, reading, writing, and is a huge political nerd. Lily is so excited to be back in Minnesota, and back at Woodbury High School! 


Speech Information

Feel free to email head coach Lily Pieper at with questions.