More Than A Coach: Remembering the Life of Ray Vaughn
By Raymond L. Vaughn, Jr. -- $22.95
More Than A Coach chronicles the life of Raymond Lawson Vaughn from his childhood in Washita County, Oklahoma and his college experiences as the captain of the Harding University basketball team to his service in the United States Navy during World War II as the Captain of PT Boat 243 in the South China Sea and his unwavering commitment as an educator and coach.
His lifelong experiences as a coach and athletic director both at Capitol Hill High School in south Oklahoma City and at Oklahoma Christian University in far north Oklahoma City are illustrated by stories provided by athletes that he coached and mentored from 1946 through his death in 1980.
Of the thousands of athletes that he influenced, two of them, J.W. Mashburn and Jeff Bennett, had the opportunity to represent their country in the International Summer Olympic Games.
Coach Vaughn’s devotion to his Christian faith and all those that he came in contact with over the years is evidenced through their memories of his lifelong dedication to excellence and achievement on the field of sport, in the classroom, and in life in general.
The accounts of their personal experiences with Coach Vaughn will encourage and motivate the reader in the same manner he encouraged and motivated them.