Robert E. Vaughan

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Robert E. Vaughan
Biographical details
Born(1888-12-29)December 29, 1888
DiedFebruary 18, 1969(1969-02-18) (aged 80)[1]
Crawfordsville, Indiana
Playing career
Football
1908–1909Notre Dame
1911–1912Princeton
Position(s)Fullback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Football
1919–1945Wabash
Basketball
1912–1916Purdue
1919–1940Wabash
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1919–1947Wabash
1961–1963Wabash
Head coaching record
Overall118–85–24 (football)
216–207 (basketball)

Robert E. "Pete" Vaughan (December 29, 1888 – February 18, 1969) was an American football player, coach of football and basketball, and college athletics administrator. He served was head football coach at Wabash College for 27 seasons, from 1919 to 1945, compiling a record of 118–85–24.

In 1922, he also coached Wabash to the championship of the first national intercollegiate basketball tournament ever held. Prior to coaching Wabash, he spent four seasons (1912–1916) coaching the Purdue Boilermakers basketball team, leading them to a record of 21–32.

Vaughan attended Crawfordsville High School and the University of Notre Dame. He played college football alongside Knute Rockne, who became the head coach of the Fighting Irish.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Football[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Wabash Little Giants (Independent) (1919–1924)
1919 Wabash 4–3–2
1920 Wabash 3–4
1921 Wabash 7–2
1922 Wabash 7–3
1923 Wabash 4–3–2
1924 Wabash 5–4
Wabash Little Giants (Indiana Intercollegiate Conference) (1925–1945)
1925 Wabash 5–3–1
1926 Wabash 5–4
1927 Wabash 7–2
1928 Wabash 4–4–1
1929 Wabash 4–5
1930 Wabash 3–6
1931 Wabash 3–5–1
1932 Wabash 4–2–2
1933 Wabash 4–2–1
1934 Wabash 4–2–2
1935 Wabash 6–1–1
1936 Wabash 7–1
1937 Wabash 3–3–2
1938 Wabash 1–6–1
1939 Wabash 3–5–1
1940 Wabash 4–4–1
1941 Wabash 5–3–1
1942 Wabash 4–2–1
1943 Wabash 4–2–2
1944 Wabash 6–1–1
1945 Wabash 2–3–1
Wabash: 118–85–24
Total: 118–85–24

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Little Giants, Dear Old Wabash, Wabash College, December 19, 2008.