Chip Vaughn
Chip  Vaughn

Fairfax, VA

Secondary/Video Coordinator


Fayetteville State Football Assistant Chip Vaughn 1 of 15 Selected to NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy

Vaughn was the 116th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints



Vaughn will join the coaching staff for the second straight year

09/07/2017 interviews Assistant Coach Chip Vaughn

Assistant Football Coach Chip Vaughn sits with host Brian Barber to discuss his role as the Secondary Coach for the Broncos

Chip Vaughn joins the Fayetteville State football coaching staff as the defensive backs coach and videotape exchange coordinator.

"Football and coaching is just like life, and it's all about growth," said Vaughn. "Coach (Richard) Hayes gave me an opportunity to grow, and now I'll be coaching the entire secondary."

Vaughn, a former NFL player who earned a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints in 2010, will also help design the passing game schemes as part of his new role.

Prior to joining the Broncos staff, Vaughn spent one season (2015) coaching safeties and assisting with special teams at Winston-Salem State University through the NFLPA Coaching Internship program for the initial three months. He was promoted to an assistant coach after the internship.

The NFLPA Coaching Internship provides an opportunity, built in collaboration with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), for transitioning and former NFL players an in-depth, foundational coaching experience.

One of the things Vaughn is looking forward to is recruiting in the Fayetteville area, which always has plenty of high school talent.

"You look at some of my teammates at Wake like Aaron Curry, Alex Frye and Brandon Ghee, and they were all from this area," added Vaughn.

Vaughn is a native of Fairfax, VA, where he starred at Robinson Secondary School, before taking his talents to Wake Forest University.

Vaughn had a stellar career as a Demon Deacon where he finished with 258 tackles (174 solo), three interceptions, 22 passes breakups, four fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, and one fumble returned for a touchdown.

In 2007, he was named All-ACC honorable mention, and topped off his senior season in 2008 with a First Team All-ACC selection, where he played in 13 games with 12 starts, registering 87 tackles, two interceptions, six passes defended and two fumble recoveries. Vaughn helped Wake Forest rank 12th in the nation in pass defense, allowing 172.5 yards per game.

He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft (116th overall) by the New Orleans Saints. After an injury during a training camp practice, he spent the entire season on injured reserve, but received a Super Bowl XLIV ring. Vaughn would go on to play two more seasons in the NFL, with stints at the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers.

"After retiring from professional football, I knew right away I wanted to still be a part of the game. Coaching and teaching has always been a passion of mine", stated Vaughn.

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