UConn assistant resigns amid prostitution scandal
Storrs, CT (Sports Network) – Clyde Vaughan, an assistant coach for the
defending champion Connecticut men’s basketball team, resigned from his
position Wednesday, effective immediately.
Vaughan’s resignation stems from his arrest on August 18 for soliciting a
prostitute and interfering with officers. The situation became worse for him
when the Hartford Courant reported on Wednesday that an agreed-upon plea
bargain was being revoked by the judge after it was discovered that he had two
previous arrests for prostitution.
Vaughan’s plea would have included 10 days of community service and a city
health department class on hygiene for men charged with soliciting
“This resignation has brought an appropriate and prompt resolution to a
serious matter,” said Connecticut athletic director Jeff Hathaway. “It also
allows Clyde to focus his energies on his personal and professional future.”
The 42-year-old Vaughan was recognized in basketball circles as a solid
recruiter and knowledgeable teacher of frontcourt players. He was a standout
player for the University of Pittsburgh and then for seven years in a
professional league in England.
The Huskies’ 2004 championship season was Vaughan’s second with the program
after stints as an assistant at Long Beach State and South Florida.
“In his two seasons at Connecticut, Clyde was an important member of our
coaching staff,” said head coach Jim Calhoun. “I hope Clyde is able to resolve
this matter and will, at some point in the future, continue to make valuable
contributions to the game of basketball.”
Vaughan resides in Manchester, Connecticut.