Three of the four seniors were drafted for the first time in their careers
A four-year catcher for Kansas State from 2005-08, Rob Vaughn is in his second season on the Wildcat coaching staff and his first as the program's Volunteer Assistant Coach after being named a Student Assistant Coach prior to the 2011 season. In his capacity, Vaughn assists with the hitters while coaching the team's catchers and serving as the first base coach.
Vaughn returned to K-State to work towards his bachelor's degree, which he obtained in the spring of 2011. After his K-State career came to an end, Vaughn was drafted by the Chicago White Sox and spent two years with the organization. In 2009, Vaughn hit .228 with two doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 29 games between Bristol (Rookie) and Kannapolis (Low A). He followed that up by hitting .277 with five RBI in 19 games with Great Falls (Rookie).
A product of Humble, Texas, Vaughn held a career .263 batting average at K-State, including a career-best .281 mark in 2009. He hit a career-high five home runs in 2009 and tallied 25 RBI. Vaughn was regarded as one of the best defensive catcher in the Big 12 as he was one of the only catchers in the league to call his own game. He helped former high school teammate A.J. Morris earn Big 12 Pitcher of the Year honors and become the first consensus All-American in school history.
Vaughn married the former Kayleigh Strickler on October 23, 2010. The couple resides in Manhattan.