Henry Fallon "Harry" Vaughan (1911)

Under the tutelage of another former Ohio State coach (Howard Jones), Harry F. Vaughan won a national championship and was named an All-American end at Yale in 1909. During that memorable season, Vaughan made a lasting impression on the legendary coach, and it would ultimately lead to Harry Vaughan becoming the tenth coach in Ohio State football history.

Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1883, Harry F. Vaughan starred on the football team at the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. After graduating in 1907, Vaughan entered Yale College to study law. He served as captain of the freshman team during the 1908 season. In 1909, the Bulldogs weren't scored upon and won the National Championship, while the Scranton fullback was named Second Team All-American by the New York Times in his first year on the varsity squad. Their Hall of Fame coach, Howard Jones, left Yale after that season to become the head coach at Ohio State.

After Jones led Ohio State to a 6-1-1 record in 1910, he chose to go into private business and recommended that a former player take over in his absence. It was on the recommendation of the Coach Jones that Harry F. Vaughan would lead the Buckeyes for the 1911 season.

Vaughan's stay in Columbus would be brief, leading Ohio State to a 5-3-2 mark. At the end of the season, Vaughan resigned to explore a career in law.

He'd hold one more head coaching position in college football as he led Fordham for the 1914 season. He'd tally a 4-4 mark in the Bronx, finishing his coaching career with a 9-7-2 overall record in two seasons.

Vaughan served as the ends coach at the Naval Academy and Rutgers in the late 1910's. He also coached at Exeter Academy and the Yale freshman team before retiring from football.

He served as an infantry lieutenant in France during World War I. Following the war, he went into the real estate business with his brother, William, in Scranton and later in New York City.

Vaughan battled illness for several years before passing away in Martinsburg, West Viginia, at the age of 68 in 1951. He is the only Ohio State coach to be buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.


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