Vaughan Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

July 16, 2009

BALTIMORE - Abby Vaughan has been named an assistant women's basketball coach at Loyola College, Head Coach Joe Logan announced today.

"It is great to add someone with Abby's experience and accomplishments," Logan said. "She was a successful player, high school coach and college assistant. Her energy, enthusiasm and initiative will have an immediate positive impact on our program."

Vaughan brings a variety of coaching experience to Loyola, having spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Cal State-Northridge. She coached the Matadors' guards and was the offensive coordinator.

"I am honored to be a part of a program with such great support from administration and alumni," Vaughan said. "Joe Logan's vision of the program is on par with my own ambition - to coach and win at the highest level. I am grateful of this opportunity and look forward to contributing to the Greyhounds' success."

At Northridge, Vaughan recruited and coached Jasmine Erving, who earned Big West Conference All-Freshman Team honors in 2008-2009. Vaughan also helped Matadors' point guard Tonicia Tademy lead the conference in assists per game (6.58) and rank 10th nationally in the category.

Prior to working at Northridge, Vaughan spent a season as an assistant coach at San Jose State and two years as the head coach at Mission Bay High School in San Diego. She also coached and helped directed an AAU program, Below The Rim, in the San Diego area. Vaughan guided the team to an AAU National Championship in 2004 and 12 of her players earned scholarships at the Division I, II and III levels.

Vaughan was an outstanding collegiate student-athlete at Boise State where she was a 1,000-point scorer and member of the Dean's List. A guard, Vaughan was a four-year letterwinner for the Broncos from 1999-2003, serving as the team captain her junior and senior seasons.

She finished her Broncos' career as the most prolific 3-pointer shooter in school history. She set school records that still stand for 3-pointers made (260) and attempted (754).

Vaughan totaled 1,091 points to rank in the Boise State career top 10, and she is a member of the career top 10 in field goals attempted, 3-point field goal percentage, assists and games played.

The San Diego-area native earned Big West All-Freshman honors in 1999-2000 and was one of eight participants in the ESPN/Mountain Dew 3-Point Competition following the 2003 season.

In addition to her work on the court, Vaughan was an outstanding student, graduating in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in communications and English. She was the vice president of the Broncos' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and received a commendation from the Associated Students of Boise State upon her graduation.