COACH RODNEY VAUGHAN
OUTFIELDER/STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING/MENTAL PREPAREDNESS SPECIALIST
Coach Rodney Vaughan started his baseball experience in the Richmond, Virginia area playing youth sports up through High School and American Legion baseball. Coach Vaughan honed his craft in the outfield playing along side Michael Tucker, whom would later play for the Atlanta Braves amongst other teams.
Coach Vaughan’s focus is not only on teaching players to become better outfielders and hitters, he specializes on the mental part of the game. His knowledge in these areas was refined under the tutelage of the baseball coaches at Elon University.
He is well versed in athletic conditioning and sports specific performance training. He has been able to enhance this knowledge while competing in the Firefighter Combat Challenge for nearly 10 years. This job specific competition has been labeled as the “Toughest 2 Minutes in Sports”. During this tenure he and his team were among the top ranked and won the World Championship in 2001. He has held a personal trainer certification through ACE American Council on Exercise and privileged to have learned training and conditioning programs at Athletes Performance in Phoenix, Arizona under Mark Verstegen. Coach Vaughan continues to play baseball in the DC Men’s Amateur League and is fortunate enough to be selected to play in the Men’s Senior Amateur League World Series in Fort Myers, Florida for the second year in a row.