Don Vaughan (ice hockey)
|Born||Almonte, ONT, CAN|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Enschede Lions (player-coach)
St. Lawrence (graduate assistant)
St. Lawrence (assistant)
St. Lawrence (assistant)
Colgate (interim AD)
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2006 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
Vaughan began his college career at Canton College, playing for the hockey team for one season before transferring to the cross-town St. Lawrence University, a more prestigious private university. More importantly Vaughan was now playing for a Division I program. Under Mike McShane Vaughan put up respectable numbers in his three seasons as the Saints posted winning records each year and made the 1983 NCAA Tournament, falling to eventual champion Wisconsin in the quarterfinals.
After graduating with a degree in economics Vaughen headed to Europe to serve as the player-coach for the Enschede Lions, in ice hockey club in the Netherlands. One year later he was back in Canton working on a Master's degree at his alma mater and working as a Graduate assistant for the hockey team, now in the hands of Joe Marsh. Vaughan received a post-graduate degree in 1987 and left St. Lawrence a year later, after the Saints had finished as runner-ups in the 1988 Tournament, to accept an assistant coaching position at Cornell. The Big Red played well during his time there, producing winning marks each year, but Vaughan found himself back at St. Lawrence for a third tour of duty in 1990.
In 1991 long time Colgate coach Terry Slater died suddenly and, after the season was finished under Brian Durocher, Vaughan was picked to replace the Red Raider legend. The initial seasons were a bit lacking but Vaughan built the program back to its winning ways soon enough, giving the Colgate faithful a 20-win season in 1994–95 which started them on to six consecutive winning seasons culminating with their first NCAA tournament berth in a decade. The season finished with Vaughan being awarded the 2000 ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year Award.
In 2003 Vaughan agreed to serve out the season as Colgate's interim athletic director, allowing long-time assistant Stan Moore to assume control of the team for the year. The Raiders performed exceptionally in his absence, winning a regular season title and earning Moore his own Coach of the Year Award. Not to be outdone, when Vaughen returned the following season he pushed Colgate to a 25-win season (the second highest total in school history), earning him a second tournament berth which he followed up by winning his first regular season title.
After that the team began to flounder, failing to produce a winning season until 2011–12, but it wasn't all bad news for Vaughan as Colgate established an endowed hockey chair named in his honor. With his named etched not only on the door but the program itself and having the team reach its third tournament berth during his tenure (in 2014), earning him a second league Coach of the Year Award, Vaughan will likely remain behind the bench as long as he wants to.
|1981–82||St. Lawrence||ECAC Hockey||31||11||23||34||10||—||—||—||—||—|
|1982–83||St. Lawrence||ECAC Hockey||36||15||15||30||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1983–84||St. Lawrence||ECAC Hockey||29||15||11||26||20||—||—||—||—||—|
|Colgate Red Raiders (ECAC Hockey) (1992–93–2000-01)|
|1994-95||Colgate||20-16-1||12-9-1||t-3rd||ECAC Third Place Game (Loss)|
|1996-97||Colgate||16-14-3||10-9-3||7th||ECAC Preliminary Round|
|1997-98||Colgate||16-15-4||7-12-3||t-5th||ECAC First Round|
|1998-99||Colgate||19-12-4||12-8-2||t-5th||ECAC Four vs. Five|
|1999-00||Colgate||24-9-2||14-4-2||2nd||NCAA East Regional Quarterfinals|
|Colgate Raiders (ECAC Hockey) (2001–02–2002–03)|
|2001-02||Colgate||13-19-2||10-10-2||t-6th||ECAC First Round|
|Colgate Raiders (ECAC Hockey) (2004–05–present)|
|2004-05||Colgate||25-11-3||14-5-3||3rd||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals|
|2005-06||Colgate||20-13-6||14-6-2||t-1st||ECAC Third Place Game (Loss)|
|2007-08||Colgate||18-18-6||8-9-5||8th||ECAC Third Place Game (Loss)|
|2008-09||Colgate||12-18-7||6-11-5||10th||ECAC First Round|
|2010-11||Colgate||11-28-3||4-15-3||12th||ECAC Third Place Game (Loss)|
|2011-12||Colgate||19-17-3||11-10-1||t-4th||ECAC Third Place Game (Loss)|
|2012-13||Colgate||14-18-4||6-13-3||11th||ECAC First Round|
|2013-14||Colgate||20-14-5||13-6-3||2nd||NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinals|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- "Colgate Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Don Vaughan". Hockey DB. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "St. Lawrence Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Don Vaughan". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Terry Slater, 54, Dies; Colgate Hockey Coach". New York Times. 1991-12-06. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "ECAC Hockey Awards". College Hockey Historical Archive. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Vaughan named interim athletics director". Colgate Raiders. 2003-09. Retrieved 2014-08-17. Check date values in:
- "2012-13 Men's Ice Hockey Coaching Staff". Colgate Raiders. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Colgate establishes men's ice hockey chair". Colgate University. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
- "Colgate hockey Record Book" (PDF). Colgate Raiders. Retrieved 2014-08-16.
- Don Vaughan's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Don Vaughan's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Tim Taylor Award