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#2 Rob Vaughn
Position: Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Alma Mater: Kansas State (2011)
Experience: 1 Year
Email: revaughn@umd.edu
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Rob Vaughn is entering his second season as an assistant coach at Maryland. Vaughn was named to the coaching staff in August of 2012.

Since 2011, Vaughn has coached 17 players who have been drafted or signed professional contracts, including current Terps Charlie White and Nick Cieri. In just one season under his guidance, the Terps saw their batting average jump 11 points in 2013 from the 2012 season along with increases in several other offensive categories. Along with the jump in batting average, the Terps saw an increase in slugging percentage, and an 18-point increase in on-base percentage (.358 to .376). The Terps also recorded 118 doubles, an increase of 20 from the season before, 11 shy of the program record.

Vaughn believes in a very aggressive offense built around speed and applying pressure to opposing defenses. Maryland totaled 94 stolen bases in 2013; a mark that ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 30th nationally spearheaded by outfielder Charlie White. White established a Maryland single-season record with 39 stolen bases, which led the ACC and tied for fourth nationally.

Under Vaughn's tutelage, White also earned All-ACC honors. While starting every game in center field, he led the conference in stolen bases and finished with a .350 batting average and .449 on base percentage. 

Before coming to Maryland, Vaughn spent the 2011-2012 seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Kansas State, where he coached the catchers, hitters and was in charge of base-running instruction.

A native of Humble, Texas, Vaughn began his coaching career in 2010 after spending two seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization. Vaughn served as student assistant coach before being elevated to a volunteer assistant coach prior to the 2011 season. In that capacity, Vaughn worked with the catchers, served as the first base coach, assisted with hitting and pitching instruction, and oversaw all on-campus recruiting activities.

Vaughn is no stranger to building tradition as he helped Kansas State reach the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history in 2009 as a player, then saw it reach the post season for the third straight year in 2011 as a coach. While at K-State, he helped tutor three top-10 round picks in the MLB Draft in Jason King, Nick Martini and Jared King, while helping three other hitters achieve draft status that were previously undrafted. As a player at Kansas State, Vaughn caught the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, All-American and fourth round pick, AJ Morris. In addition, Vaughn also caught Brad Hutt, the career wins leader at K-State, as well as James Allen, who is the all-time leader in saves for the Wildcats.

Vaughn was drafted in the 30th round in the 2009 MLB Draft and was fortunate to play and work with some of the best guys in the business. While in the White Sox organization with Bristol (Rookie), Great Falls (Rookie) and Kannapolis (Low A), Vaughn hit .228 with two doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 29 games between Bristol and Kannapolis in 2009. He followed that up by hitting .277 with five RBI in 19 games with Great Falls.

OFFENSIVE IDENTITY

Vaughn utilizes the offense identity that he refers to as "The Pack." Every single hitter in “The Pack” has a role. Some run, some drive in runs, some are masters of execution and some do all three, but they all know their role. They function together as a unit and all play with the three Pillars of the Pack: Approach, Toughness and Intensity. 

THE STRENGTH OF THE PACK IS THE WOLF; THE STRENGTH OF THE WOLF IS THE PACK.

PERSONAL

Vaughn is married to the former Kayleigh Strickler. The couple got married in October of 2010 in Manhattan, Kan., and currently reside in Annapolis, Md. 

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