Rob Vaughn is entering his first season as an assistant coach at Maryland. Vaughn was named to the coaching staff in August of 2012.
Vaughn, who will also serve as the recruiting coordinator, comes to Maryland after spending the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at Kansas State, where he coached the catchers 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.
A four-year letterwinner at K-State and a three-year starter at catcher, Vaughn was one of the only catchers in the Big 12 to call pitches and helped Kansas State reach the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history in 2009. The same season, Vaughn helped A.J. Morris earn Big 12 Pitcher of the Year honors and become the school's first consensus All-American. In his four years in Manhattan, Kan., Vaughn also caught Brad Hutt, who is tied for the most career wins in school history, and James Allen, who is the all-time leader in saves.
Vaughn tallied a career .263 batting average at Kansas State, including a career-best .281 mark in 2009. He hit a career-high five home runs that season and tallied 25 RBI, while being regarded as one of the best defensive catchers in the conference.
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.
Vaughn received his bachelor's degree in social sciences in 2011 from Kansas State. He and his wife, were married in October of 2010.