Vaughn leaving K-State

By Joshua Kinder

Kansas State’s associate athletic director for compliance is leaving Manhattan for a similar position at the University of Nebraska.

The move for Jamie Vaughn marks a return to the state of Nebraska, where he attended Wayne State College and later served in multiple roles as an athletic administrator.

“We are grateful for the tremendous job Jamie had done rebuilding our compliance infrastructure over the past three years at K-State,” athletic director John Currie said in a written statement to The Mercury Tuesday. “He has provided outstanding behind-the-scenes leadership towards our vision of a model intercollegiate athletics program and our department is stronger today as a result of his efforts.

“Nebraska and Coach (Tom) Osborne’s recruitment of Jamie is a compliment to K-State and the collective work of the entire KSA staff. We wish Jamie, Karin, Kayla and Tyler all the best as they return to their home state of Nebraska.”

Vaughn, who joined the K-State athletic department in 2009 after serving two years as assistant director of compliance at Texas Tech, was in the news this past March due to his involvement in the suspension of former K-State forward Jamar Samuels.

Samuels was forced to miss his final game as a Wildcat when he was suspended for K-State’s NCAA tournament third-round game against Syracuse after school officials and the NCAA ruled that the senior had accepted impermissible benefits prior to the tournament.

Vaughn also worked as a compliance director at Ohio State and New Mexico State before joining Texas Tech.

Attempts to contact Vaughn Tuesday morning were unsuccessful

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