Last week, head baseball coach Rex Peters called players to inform them that he will be leaving the Aggies in order to take an assistant coaching position at UCLA.
During his nine-year tenure with the team, Peters posted a record of 234-265, leading the program to an NCAA Regional berth in 2008.
The team struggled in the 2011 season, going 18-36 and placing seventh out of nine teams in the Big West Conference.
Both UC Davis and UCLA refused to officially comment on the matter.
One source within the UC Davis Athletics Department confirmed that long-time associate head coach Matt Vaughn will be named UC Davis’ next head coach, and will be given a three-year contract.
Vaughn is a UC Davis graduate and has been with the team for 19 years, working heavily with the pitching staff and helping to land recruits.
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