season at Vanderbilt
Warren Wilson College, 1979
Eric Vaughter specializes in the back part of the soccer field
but he is at the leading edge of he sport.
joined the Vanderbilt staff in 2000 as goalkeepers coach for
both the men's and women's programs.
was named interim head coach of Vanderbilt's men's soccer
program after former head coach Randy Johnson resigned after
29 years with the team.
the summer of 2000, he was appointed goalkeeper trainer on
the US Soccer National Coaching Staff. That honor was only
the latest in what is already an illustrious - and far-reaching
was on the staff at Duke University when the women's team
won the national championship in 1986. Prior to that he worked
at Appalachian State University, Sangamon (Ill.) State University,
High Point College, North Carolina State University, the University
of North Carolina-Greensboro and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
He also was an assistant coach and goalkeeper trainer on back-to-back
championship teams with the Greensboro Dynamo FC.
a player, he was an All-American at Warren Wilson (N.C.) College.
He then played professionally with the New York Apollo of
the American Soccer League and won a championship.
the field, Vaughter is the product line manager for adidas
International HardWare, specializing in shin guard and goalkeeper
equipment design. He also worked with adidas America ESP camps
and the ASL Collegiate summer program, and in 1998 started
a weekly radio soccer talk show (Soccer Today) on WCKY in
Cincinnati. Vaughter also works with the North Carolina Olympic
Development Program as a goalkeeper coach and evaluator. This
past summer, he served as a goalkeeper coach with the Region
III ODP teams.
is married to the former Marsha Edwards. The couple has two
son, Zachary and Devin.