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 CoachUniversity 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 second 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 seventh season overall at Maryland after five years as an assistant, most recently as associate head coach.
Including 2018 draftees Nick Dunn and Marty Costes, Vaughn has coached 27 players who have been drafted or signed professional contracts in his seven years as a coach.
Maryland won 30 games in each five of Vaughn’s seasons as an assistant, 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.
Vaughn’s player development ability has paid dividends for Maryland’s position players over his five years in College Park. He has helped produce three All-Americans (Nick Dunn, Brandon Lowe, Kevin Martir), four freshman All-Americans, 12 all-conference selections and 10 draft picks. He helped Lowe become Maryland’s highest drafted position player in 13 years when he was taken 87th overall in 2015.
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 seasons.
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.
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Matt Swope is in first season as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator after being promoted to the position in July of 2017. Swope is entering his sixth season overall on staff at Maryland after serving as the Terps’ director of operations for five seasons from 2013-2017.
Swope has been a part of the four winningest seasons in Maryland history as a player or staff member (2015, 2014, 2017, 2002). Swope has played a key role in Maryland’s rise to national prominence, as the Terps captured 180 wins and advanced to three NCAA Tournaments during his time on staff.
During Swope’s stint in College Park, Maryland has boasted seven All-Americans, two academic All-Americans and 28 Major League Baseball draft picks. The Terrapins advanced to their only two Super Regionals in school history (2014, 2015) and advanced to two conference tournament championship games.
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
Meghan Kane is in her first season as Maryland’s Director of Baseball Operations after being named to the position by head coach Rob Vaughn in January of 2018.
For the past three seasons, Kane has worked in the Maryland baseball office as a student operations intern. Her duties included arranging all aspects of team travel and assisting with fundraising efforts, most notably Maryland’s annual Golf Tournament and Lead-off Banquet.
Kane also worked with Maryland’s Intercollegiate Athletics staff as a business office student assistant and worked for the minor league Frederick Keys as a marketing and business intern.
Will Franco joined the University of Maryland in August 2017 as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach responsible for Baseball, Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Golf.
Before arriving in College Park, Will was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the College of the Holy Cross working primarily with Baseball, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Volleyball, Field Hockey, Swimming and Diving, and assisting with Football. Will was also a Graduate Fellow at Merrimack College. There he worked with Baseball Pitchers and Women’s Lacrosse. He has interned at the University of Massachusetts Amherst working with Football and Baseball, and interned at the College of the Holy Cross working at Jeff Oliver’s Be Athletic Jacked on the Hill Program.
Will received his Masters of Science in Exercise and Sport Science at Merrimack College in 2016. He received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015. Will is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.