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Two-time Super Bowl champ Vaughn sets sights on coaching success at Liberty
Liberty didn’t hire Clarence Vaughn to be the next coach of its football team solely on his lofty achievements that include two Super Bowl rings as a linebacker on the Washington Redskins.
More important is Vaughn’s impact on kids and what he can do for a rising Liberty program.
“He’s a great person all around,” Lancers athletic director Mike Sibley said. “He sure brings a wealth of experience to Liberty, and he's one to take our program to another level.”
Vaughn, 48, in 2011 founded and coached Get NFL Ready, a football camp and training program, following stints as a defensive assistant for the Redskins, a linebacker coach at Rampart in 2008 and defensive coordinator at Miami-Yoder in 2007.
His wife, Brooke, is a Doherty grad, and their family of six moved from Northern Virginia to Colorado Springs on Christmas Eve.
“I want to make the program stronger and more positive,” Vaughn said. “From my work in the area earlier, I got familiar with the high school system here. From my own experiences, I went against all odds and I tell them they can make it. But it’s through hard work with no short cuts.”
Vaughn replaced Jaron Cohen, who accepted the head coaching position at Hinkley on Jan. 11 after five years and a 24-27 record at Liberty.