Harry Stanwyck threw his first career shutout as the Aggies won, 2-0, at Pacific
With over 20 years of experience as a player and member of the coaching staff at UC Davis, Matt Vaughn was named head coach of the Aggies in August 2011.
The veteran of the Aggie baseball staff, Vaughn enters his 21st season with the program and has been an integral part of UC Davis' success in that time. His tenure on the coaching staff has included two trips to the Division II College World Series (1995 and 2003) and one to the Division I postseason (2008) while his duties have focused mainly on the development of the Aggie pitching staff.
In his UC Davis tenure, Vaughn has coached 36 players who have gone on to sign professional contracts, including 15 pitchers. Ten Aggies have earned a total of 12 All-America honors and three have been named West Region Pitchers of the Year. In 2004, one of his protegés - Michael Potter - captured California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year honors. In Vaughn's tenure as pitching coach, five of his pitchers have been selected as conference pitcher of the year.
Vaughn has coached some of the best pitchers in UC Davis history. Under his guidance, two-time All-American Justin Reid posted a 1.82 ERA as a sophomore - the program's lowest in 26 years - then struck out a school record 125 batters his junior year. Reid was inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame in June of 2010. Reid joins Dave McKae, Justin Fitzgerald, and Andy Suiter as one of several Vaughn protegés whose names are scattered throughout the UC Davis record books.
In 1997, in a national setting, Vaughn was one of six coaches named to the USA Baseball support staff for its 1997 National Team Trials in Tampa, Fla., where he assisted in player evaluation and development. Internationally, Vaughn spent two summers working for Major League Baseball International in Europe.
In the summer of 1992, he served as a baseball envoy to Czechoslovakia and Poland. Then in 1994, he was the pitching coach for the Great Britain National Team as they played in the European "B" Pool Championships.
Vaughn pitched for the Aggies from 1989-92, winning nine games while starting 26 and relieving in 11 others. He was an honorable mention All-NCAC selection his senior year and won his last four decisions as an Aggie, including his final three starts.
Vaughn graduated from UC Davis in 1992 with a degree in biological sciences. He received his master's degree in management from National University in 1999. He and his wife, Dana, were married on New Year's Eve, 1998. They have a son, Jackson, and a daughter, Casey.