2009-10:Eric Vaughter, a nationally respected goalkeeper coach, continues to build upon his long history of success as demonstrated during his career on the field as well as on the sideline. Vaughter enters his 10th season at Vanderbilt.
Vaughter worked with Tyler Griffin (2004-06) who went on to become a two-time All-American and the most decorated soccer player in school history.
As a player at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina, Vaughter became a two-time All-American, and found professional success with the New York Apollo in the American Soccer League following graduation.
Vaughter began his coaching career at Appalachian State in 1979 and coached goalkeepers at Sangamon State (Ill.), High Point, North Carolina State, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Charlotte, and Duke, who took the national title in 1986 while under his goalkeeping guidance. Vaughter also coached professionals in the United Soccer League, and won back-to-back national championships with the Greensboro Dynamo IFC as an assistant and goalkeeper trainer. In the spring of 2001, Vaughter served the Commodore family as interim head coach of the VU men's soccer program.
In addition, Vaughter has served as a Region III Olympic Development Program staff coach and evaluator, and serves as a US National Team staff coach, training goalkeepers. Vaughter has also worked with the Adidas ESP camps and the ASL Collegiate program during his summers away from the Commodores.
Vaughter has had a hand in off the field affairs as well, acting as marketing manager for Reusch USA, specializing in goalkeeper equipment design and "grass roots" marketing. He is owner and managing director of NET performance Goalkeeper Education Co. In 1998, he created and co-hosted a weekly radio soccer sports talk show (Soccer Today) on WCKY in Cincinnati.
He and his wife, Marsha Edwards, have two sons, Zachary and Devin, and one daughter, Mackenzie.
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