LaMonte Vaughn enters his third season with the Bruins after having previously coached at the University of Washington from 2004-2008. Vaughn oversees the Bruin sprinters, hurdlers and relay teams.
During the 2011 season, the Bruin sprinters again had success as Maxwell Dyce and the 4x100m relay team advanced to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Dyce, along with the other members of the 4x100 relay (Alston, Rolle and Frasier) ran a season-best of 39.45 at NCAAs to earn USTFCCCA All-America second-team honors. The 4x100m team also defeated USC for the second straight year.
In his first season with the Bruins, the 4x100m relay notched several huge performances. They defeated rival USC in the annual dual for the first time since 1996, won the Pac-10 conference crown for the second consecutive season, and posted the fastest time for a UCLA relay since 1998 at the NCAA Preliminary Round (39.43). The relay advanced to the finals at the NCAA Outdoor meet and earned All-American honors.
While at Washington, Vaughn had several All-American athletes including Ashlee Lodree (100mH-12.99) and Jordan Boase (200m-20.37; 400m-44.82). Lodree was a six-time All-American focusing on the hurdle events, while Boase was a standout quarter-miler and member of several All-American relay squads. Vaughn also coached the Husky men's 4x100m relay to a Pac-10 title in 2008. Vaughn helped guide the men's 4x400m relay to a school record time of 3:03.85 in 2005. The 4x400m relay was third at the 2006 NCAA Indoor meet (3:03.07) and eighth at the outdoor meet (ran 3:04.22 to make final).
Another athlete of his at Washington, Shane Charles, won the 2006 Pac-10 400m hurdle crown and set a Grenadian National Record (49.51). In all, Vaughn helped coach athletes to nine school records, had 19 NCAA Championship meet participants, 25 West Region qualifiers, two USATF Senior National qualifiers (Boase/Lodree) and 65 performances on UW's all-time top-10.
Vaughn also served as a graduate assistant coach at Eastern Kentucky University in 2004 and was an assistant coach with Marshall University from 1999 to 2003 where he coached athletes to 13 school records and BJ Epps to the 2000 MAC 400m hurdles crown.
A 1997 graduate of the University of Kentucky with a BA in Kinesiology and Health Promotions/Business, Vaughn resides in Los Angeles with his wife Devonia and daughter Brianna (10).