Profession: Business Owner – Robbins Brothers Carpet Outlet, Quality Garbage Service, and Norton Quality Carpet (co-owner with brother Rick Robbins)
High School: Calhoun High School
College: Shorter College
Vaughn Robbins, born and raised in Calhoun, Georgia, was a youth standout in baseball, his team winning two state championships in Dixie Youth Baseball, one state championship in Dixie Boys Baseball and one state championship in American Legion Baseball. Vaughn attended Calhoun High School where he played baseball and basketball.
In basketball, Vaughn was a part time varsity starter as a Freshman and a full time starter the following three years. He led the team in scoring his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. He was voted the Most Valuable Player in the Rome News Tribune Christmas tournament of 1968. Vaughn made the All Rome Area Team his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years of high school and made the All Tri State Team his Senior year of high school. Vaughn ended his basketball career at Calhoun High School with 1,502 points.
Vaughn was a four-year varsity starter on the Calhoun High School Baseball team from 1966 through 1970. Vaughn had an outstanding high school baseball career as a hitter and a pitcher. He pitched two no-hitters as a Freshman and two more later in high school. Vaughn’s Senior year he hit well over .500 with several home runs. His strike out ratio as a Senior was two per inning. His high school pitching record was 24 wins and 5 losses. Vaughn made All State his Senior year of high school and was drafted by the Washington Senators, however, decided to attend Shorter College on a baseball/basketball scholarship.
At Shorter College Vaughn played for one of the best baseball programs in the country during this time period. Over this four-year period, Shorter College’s baseball team won over 100 games more than they lost. Vaughn led his team in hitting all four years. He received numerous NAIA awards for pitching and hitting, All-Conference four years, All-District four years and All-Area two years. He was an honorable mention All-American in 1974 and an All-American in 1975. Vaughn ended his college career with a .385 batting average, 138 RBIs, 40 Homeruns and had a pitching record of 20 wins and 9 losses. After college, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Vaughn was inducted into the Shorter College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.
Vaughn went to play in the New York Penn League for the Niagara Falls Pirates in 1975 and was named the Rookie of the Year winning the Kinsella Award in the New York Penn League. He also made the All-Star team and led the league in hitting for the first half of the season. Vaughn played for the Charleston Patriots in Charleston, South Carolina the following year. Vaughn ended his season at Charleston with a batting average of .285, 11 Homeruns and 76 RBIs.
Vaughn resides in Calhoun, Georgia with his wife of 38 years, the former Sandra Shelton. Together they have one daughter and two sons. Wimberly Robbins Comer who was a member of the 1996 State Championship winning competition cheerleading squad, John Robbins who was the shortstop on the 2000 State Championship winning baseball team and Jacob Robbins who was the shortstop on the 2005 State Championship winning baseball team. Vaughn has two granddaughters, Gorman Grace Comer and Emily Anne Robbins.