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

Jan. 29, 2018

Fayetteville, NC -- The National Football League (NFL) Players Association (NFLPA) has selected Fayetteville State Coach Chip Vaughn to participate in the 2018 NFL-NCAA Coaches Academy.

The NFL and NCAA host the Coaches Academy for former NFL players who are current coaches. The highly competitive and intensive program trains selected participants in a variety of areas that encourage effective coaching and improve student-athlete well-being at both the intercollegiate and professional levels.  The academy will take place February 9-11 in Tampa, Florida. Vaughn will be one of 15 coaches nationally to participate in the training. 

“I am humbled and truly thankful to be selected amongst so many qualified candidates. I will use this opportunity to continue growing in the profession I love”, said Vaughn. “Professional development is critical to the maturation process of a football coach. One must always be willing to adapt and learn the ebb and flow of football.”

Coach Vaughn is a native of Fairfax, Virginia, and a 2009 graduate of Wake Forest University.  He was the 116th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, with whom he earned a Super Bowl XLIV (44) ring in 2010. He also had playing stints with the Philadelphia Eagles, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Carolina Panthers.

In 2016 and 2017, Coach Vaughn served as an assistant coach for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, the premier all-star game for draft-eligible collegiate players.  He coached the safeties and secondary for the American Team.

Prior to joining the coaching ranks at Fayetteville State, Vaughn served as the safeties and special teams assistant coach at Winston-Salem State University through the NFLPA Coaching Internship.  In collaboration with the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), the program provides coaching opportunities for transitioning former NFL players.  Following the internship, Vaughn joined the Rams staff as a full-time coach the following season.

Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers degrees at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,200 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.



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