Duane Vaughn is in his second season as coach of Furman’s outside linebackers and recruiting coordinator and seventh year as a member of the Paladin coaching staff.
Prior to assuming his current duties, he served as coach of the Paladin safeties for two years and tight ends for three years.
In his six years of work at Furman he played a key role in the development of a pair of highly regarded tight ends, including two-time consensus All-Southern Conference and FCS All-America performer Colin Anderson and all-conference performer Duncan Fletcher.
In 2016 Vaughn directed the play of All-SoCon safety Trey Robinson, a free agent signee of the New York Giants.
This past year he played a key role in the revitalized Paladin defense that helped key the Paladins to an 8-5 campaign, FCS playoff appearance, and No. 20 final national ranking.
A native of Clarksville, Tenn., he played running back and safety at Davidson Academy, twice earning all-state honors.
Vaughn enrolled at Vanderbilt in the fall of 2007 and was a member of the Commodore football program, lettering as a senior special teams contributor in 2010. He was named to the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll all four years before graduating with a degree in secondary education and history.