August 9, 2011


Vaughn replaces Peters as UC Davis head coach


Associate head coach Matt Vaughn has been promoted at UC Davis after the resignation of Rex Peters.


Peters stepped down to pursue another coaching opportunity. He posted a record of 234-265-1 in nine seasons as head coach of the Aggies, including a pair of postseason appearances. Peters guided UC Davis through its transition into Division I.


Vaughn has been an assistant at his alma mater for the past 19 years. He pitched for the Aggies from 1989-92 and was honorable mention All-Northern California Athletic Conference as a senior. Vaughn began coaching at UC Davis in 1994 under head coach Phil Swimley. He was named associate head coach in 2007.


During his time at UC Davis, Vaughn has coached 36 players who have played professional baseball, including 15 pitchers. There have been 10 All-Americans and three West Region Pitchers of the Year.


Vaughn earned a degree in biological sciences from UC Davis in 1992 and a Master’s degree in management from National University in 1999.


The Aggies were 18-36 this past season, including 10-14 in the Big West.


Click here for list of 2011 Division I head coaching changes.