Tim Vaught
Tim Vaught

Last College:
Western Carolina

Assistant Track and Field Coach

Phone: 843-349-2070
Email: tvaught@coastal.edu

Timothy Vaught is in hisfourth year as the assistant men's and women's track and field coach at Coastal Carolina University, working with the sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers. In only his first two years at Coastal, Vaught has coached more than a dozen athletes to All-Conference and NCAA Southeast Regional qualifying honors. Additionally, more than 15 new school records have been set during his tenure.

The 28-year-old Vaught arrived at CCU from Western Carolina University, where he spent the 2001-02 season as a graduate assistant with both the men's and women's track programs. During his time with the Catamounts, he helped coach 11 All-Southern Conference performers, including one 4x100 and two 4x400 relay squads. He also worked with six conference champions, one of which was a national provisional qualifier. Additionally, his team posted seven school records and two SoCon records.

Vaught graduated from Western Carolina in 2001 with a bachelors in sociology and a minor in criminal justice. As a member of the track team, he served as team captain as senior and earned All-Conference honors in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays and was part of the Catamounts' 4x400 NCAA Championship qualifying relay team. Additionally, his 4x400 team won the Olympic Development section at the Penn Relays in 2001 and set a new school record in the event. He also lettered twice in football at WCU, both as a running back and defensive back.

Prior to attending WCU, Vaught attended Brevard College, getting his associates in arts degree in 1999. He was a two-time qualifier for the NJCAA Track and Field Championships in four different events, the 200 and 400 meter dashes and the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. He was named team captain his final year at Brevard and also earned the Most Valuable Athlete award there.

A native of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, Vaught was a two-sport standout at West Brunswick High School, earning All-State and All-Conference honors in football and track and was the team MVP in track. As a senior in 1996, he earned the Eastern North Carolina "Toast of the Coast" Regional Runner of the Year award. During his high school career, he qualified in five different events for the state track meet, while also being a part of two consecutive state football titles.

During Vaught's time at Coastal he has led the team to numerous accomplishments. He has helped produce 44 All Big South Conference Performers in both men and women's 4 x 1's and 4x4's. Vaught has trained four national qualifiers and two All Americans. He has had three athletes that received the Scholar Athlete of the Year Award. Vaught coached the Big South Female Athlete of the Year in 2005.

Vaught is single and resides in Myrtle Beach.

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