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Jon Vaughan
Jon Vaughan
Title: Head Athletic Trainer
Phone: 202.651.5265
Email: jonathan.vaughan@gallaudet.edu
Previous College: James Madison '04
Jon Vaughan begins his sixth year at Gallaudet University as the Head Athletic Trainer. He is mainly responsible for preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result during practices and games. 
 
Vaughan is originally from South Boston, Va. He graduated in 2004 from James Madison University, receiving a degree in Health Sciences with concentration in Athletic Training. Vaughan is a board certified Athletic Trainer and a Corrective Exercise Specialist approved by National Adademy of Sports Medicine. 
 
After graduation, Vaughan worked and studied overseas in Prague, Czech Republic. As an Athletic Trainer, he worked with the Prague Lions of the Czech Football League. He helped to assist the team win the 2005 Czech Super Bowl. Vaughan loves to travel to different countries and has made it his life-long goal to visit as many as possible.
During the 2005-06 school year, he worked at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, Va., where he provided Athletic Training Services for their 19 athletic teams. The following year, he was welcomed to Gallaudet's Athletics Department where he has overseen the Athletic Training Services for our 14 NCAA Athletic Teams. He continued his education at Gallaudet University's College of Professional Studies in order to develop a fluency in American Sign Language. In the summer of 2011, Vaughan presented at 62nd National Athletic Trainers Annual Meeting on the topic: Working with Deaf and Hard of Athletes.
On a personal note, Vaughan is involved in several non-profit organizations. He is a board of director for the New Rhythm Project, which is a non-profit organization focusing on the needs of orphans and abused children. He is also the Deaf and Medical Leader for Champions in Action, an organization in Guatemala that connects disadvantage youth with life-long mentors.

He currently resides in Falls Church, Va., with his wife, Anne Marie, and their daughter, Zera Grace.