Monday, August 17, 2009
It can now be told…
Coach Veidt introduced former Washington Redskins player, two-time Super Bowl winner and current Bluffton defensive assistant coach Clarence Vaughn to the team Saturday night.
He’ll be with the team through the season thanks to a NFLPA/NCAA program that pairs retired NFL players with DII and DIII schools to give them coaching experience and the schools an amazing resource. More than 70 schools and more than 30 NFL alumni applied to participate. Only 12 matches were made – and Bluffton was one of them. (read the news release)
Coach Vaughn told Bluffton’s PR director that he was given three schools to consider. It was the football video on the athletics Web site that sealed the deal! He was impressed by how well-spoken the student-athletes were, by the intensity he saw in the coaches. Our students are the best!