Shipley Field at Bob "Turtle" Smith Stadium has been the home of the Maryland baseball team for 63 years. The field was moved to its current location in 1952, and became Shipley Field in 1956.Read More
Rob Vaughn Named Baseball Head Coach
University of Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson announced the promotion of Rob Vaughn to head coach of the baseball program Thursday. Vaughn, who previously served as Maryland's associate head coach, becomes the eighth head coach in program history.Read More
Rob Vaughn is entering his first season as Maryland’s head coach after being named to the post in June of 2017. Vaughn, the eighth head coach in school history, is in his sixth season overall at Maryland after five years as an assistant, most recently as associate head coach.
Including 2017 draftees Kevin Smith and Marty Costes, Vaughn has coached 26 players who have been drafted or signed professional contracts in his seven years as a coach.
Maryland has won 30 games in each five of Vaughn’s seasons, a school-record streak. The Terps won a program-record 42 games in 2015, and the top three winningest seasons in Maryland history (2015, 2014, 2017) have all come with Vaughn on staff. The Terps have won eight NCAA Tournament games with Vaughn in College Park after winning just one in the entirety of the program’s history.
Corey Muscara is in his first season at Maryland as an assistant coach after being named to the post in July of 2017. Muscara previously served as an assistant coach as St. John’s for five season.
Muscara helped the Red Storm advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and 2017, including a 43-win season in 2017. The former college pitcher coached four All-Americans and two freshman All-Americans at St. John’s and had nine pitchers selected in the MLB Draft, including five in 2015. Two St. John’s hurlers signed signed free agent minor league contracts over Muscara’s tenure.
Muscara led one of the best pitching staffs in the country in 2017 as St. John’s ranked eighth in the country with a 3.11 ERA. The staff also ranked 18th in WHIP (1.24), good enough for 18th in the nation.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
After a standout playing career in College Park, Anthony Papio is in his first year as Maryland’s volunteer assistant coach after assuming the role in July of 2017. Papio spent one season as a student assistant coach during the 2017 season after a five-year college playing career.
In his first year as a coach, Papio helped the Terrapins win 38 games, the third-most in school history, and advance to the Winston-Salem Regional. Maryland’s three winningest seasons in program history have included Papio as either a player or coach (2014, 2015, 2017). He has been involved in 212 wins over six years in College Park, the best six-year stretch in school history.
Papio served as Maryland’s first base coach and was the main running game coach. His work with Maryland’s baserunners saw the Terps jump from 28 steals in 2016 to 101 in 2017. Five Terrapins notched double digit steals.
Director of Baseball Operations
Matt Swope is in his fifth season as Director of Baseball Operations with Maryland. Swope was named to the post in August of 2012.
Swope is involved in every facet of the Terrapin baseball operation including but not limited to management of the Terps’ budget, fundraising, scheduling, travel logistics, team events, compliance, social media, equipment and apparel.
The Maryland alum oversees the state and foundation budgets as well as being directly involved with the Home Run Club, which liaises with former players and boosters of the program, helping raise over $535,000 in private funds since 2012.
Student Assistant Coach
An All-American performer at Maryland and currently a member of the Houston Astros organizaton, Kevin Martir joined the Terrapin staff as a student assistant in August of 2016.
Martir started 158 games over the course of three seasons and was noted for his defensive skill behind the plate and skill in managing his pitchers. He was a central figure in the two most successful seasons in Maryland history, helping the Terps to a combined 82 wins and two NCAA Regional Championships over his last two campaigns in College Park.
One of the best catchers in Maryland history, Martir was named a third-team All-American in 2015 after leading the Terps in average (.342) and on-base percentage (.441) along with slugging seven home runs and 17 doubles. He notched 45 RBI and scored 45 runs.