Greg Vaughn was known as an explosive and athletic basketball player.  He was all of this and more.  Vaughn used his talent and his internal drive to excel on the basketball court as a four-year starter, and has continued to do so throughout his life. 

In 1978-79, Vaughn became the first sophomore to earn the Big Five Player of the Year award.  He averaged 15.9 PPG and was the team's second leading rebounder, averaging 9.9 per game.  In that same year he was also named the MVP of the Mercyhurst College Tournament.  The following season Vaughn's game improved and he was recognized as a First Team All Big-Five player and as a District 18 All-Star.  He led the Lions in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.1 PPG and 11.3 RPG.  During his career on the basketball court, Vaughn served as the team captain for three years and led his team into the District 18 playoffs during the '79, '80, and '81 seasons. 

Vaughn earned his BA from Penn State Behrend in general arts and science in 1981. He then earned his MPA in Public Administration from Troy State University in 1992.  In addition, he served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army for an 11-year period in which he received seven medals for outstanding service. He is currently working as a program manager for RS Information Systems in Northern Virginia.  His love for the game now sees him  as a certified high school referee.