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MM 7.21: Maryland baseball head coach Rob Vaughn receives five-year extension

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news. 

Photo by Greg Fiume

Maryland baseball head coach Rob Vaughn signed an extension that will last the next five years, the program announced Tuesday. The contract kicked in this month and will keep Vaughn tied to the team through June 2026.

Vaughn’s lengthy extension was well-deserved as the manager led the Terps to a strong 2021 season. Maryland finished with a 30-18 overall record and made it all the way to the NCAA Greenville Regional Final at East Carolina before being eliminated. In the second half of the regular season, the Terps managed a sparkling 18-4 record over the final 22 games of the season.

Maryland ended the regular season at the second spot in the Big Ten, which is the Terps’ best finish since joining the conference and their most successful regular-season conference finish since ending second in the ACC back in 1980.

“Coach Vaughn has continued to elevate the Maryland baseball program,” said University of Maryland Director of Athletics Damon Evans in the press release. “This past season they finished second in the Big Ten, our best finish in a conference in more than 40 years. He has been a vital part in building one of the most successful eras in Maryland baseball history. In addition to the on-the-field performance, Rob has continued to develop a culture of growth and success. We are excited to extend Rob’s contract keeping him in College Park coming off of one of the most successful seasons in school history.”

Vaughn has been the head coach for the program since 2018 and has compiled a record of 93-82 (.531). Since becoming the bench boss, there have been six Terps drafted into professional baseball (Nick Dunn, Marty Costes, Hunter Parsons, AJ Lee, Sean Burke and Benjamin Cowles).

In other news

Maryland tennis gained a new member on its staff with the addition of Ruth Seaborne, who is coming on as an assistant coach.

Maryland field hockey announced its schedule for the upcoming season.

Maryland track and field expressed its support for Terps competing in the Olympics.

Maryland women’s basketball has begun recruiting its newest Terps.

Maryland women’s soccer shared an Instagram takeover.

Maryland women’s golf shared a photo from head coach Kelly Hovland’s clinic.

Maryland tennis announced its newest addition.