Jamie Vaughn came to Nebraska in July of 2012 as the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance. Vaughn joined the Nebraska staff after holding the same position at Kansas State for the three previous years.
Vaughn leads a compliance staff of seven members that is charged with ensuring that the conduct and operations of Nebraska's 23 athletic teams are in compliance with NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations. He will also be a member of Osborne's athletic department executive staff.
Vaughn assumed the role of Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at Kansas State in 2009. In his time at K-State, Vaughn evaluated and re-organized the Compliance Office structure and daily operations. He also assisted with the development of the Athletic Department's five-year strategic plan and served as the campus contact to the NCAA for the University's Third Cycle Certification process.
Before his time in Manhattan, Vaughn was the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance at Texas Tech from 2007 to 2009, where he successfully led the daily operations Red Raiders' Compliance Office.
Vaughn also has experience in the Big Ten Conference, having worked as an assistant compliance director at Ohio State from 2004 to 2007. During his time in Columbus, Vaughn was directly responsible for the re-registration of professional sports agents, financial planners and disability insurance providers, and he initiated the integration of the compliance office with the Student-Athlete Advisory Board. Vaughn also worked on the compliance staff at New Mexico State from 2002 to 2004.
Vaughn worked in various roles at his alma mater, Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. from 1997 to 2002. He provided rules education for student-athletes, athletic staff and academic counselors at Wayne State as the NCAA Compliance coordinator in 2001 and 2002. He also served as an admissions specialist, assistant sports and recreation facilities manager and graduate assistant women's basketball coach at the school.
Vaughn graduated with honors from Wayne State with a degree in English writing and literature in 1997 and earned his master's in sports administration and management in 2002.
Jamie and his wife, Karin, have a daughter, Kayla, and a son Tyler. Karin is also a graduate of Wayne State College.