Monday, December 9, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 
Edge Rooftop Cocktail Lounge
Address: 
1207 S Howard Ave
Tampa,
FL


Terp alumni, friends, and fans are invited to take part in an evening with University of Maryland's head baseball coach, Rob Vaughn, and Brandon Lowe '17 of the Tampa Bay Rays. During this exclusive Alumni Association and Terrapin Club event, alumni and Terp fans in the Tampa area will also have the opportunity to meet and greet with fellow Terps and enjoy complimentary appetizers and refreshments.
 

Admission to the event is free, however RSVP is required by December 6th. 

Special Guest Bios:

Rob Vaughn is entering his second season as Maryland's head coach after being named to the post in June of 2017. Vaughn, the eighth head coach in school history, is in his seventh season overall at Maryland after five years as an assistant, most recently as associate head coach. 

Including 2018 draftees Nick Dunn and Marty Costes, Vaughn has coached 27 players who have been drafted or signed professional contracts in his seven years as a coach.

Maryland won 30 games in each five of Vaughn's seasons as an assistant, a school-record streak. The Terps have won eight NCAA Tournament games with Vaughn in College Park after winning just one in the entirety of the program's history. 

Vaughn's player development ability has paid dividends for Maryland's position players over his five years in College Park. He has helped produce three All-Americans (Nick Dunn, Brandon Lowe, Kevin Martir), four freshman All-Americans, 12 all-conference selections and 10 draft picks. He helped Lowe become Maryland's highest drafted position player in 13 years when he was taken 87th overall in 2015.
As the leader of Maryland's offense, Vaughn has promoted an exciting offensive style that has utilized both speed and power. In 2017, the Terps hit 67 home runs and stole 101 bases, both marks that ranked in the top-35 in the nation.



Brandon Lowe, class of 2017 graduate, staked his claim as one of the best hitters in the nation under Vaughn. The second baseman was named a second team All-American by D1Baseball.com and earned First Team All-Big Ten honors after a season that saw him bat .331 with a team-high 58 runs and 53 RBIs. Lowe also hit nine home runs, notched a team-high 18 doubles and four triples. Lowe ranked in the top-15 of the Big Ten in all major offensive categories and earned Big Ten Player of the Week on one occasion. Lowe was also named to the midseason USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award watch list. The award is given to the best amateur baseball player in the country.

Vaughn oversaw the development and emergence of second baseman Brandon Lowe. After missing the 2013 season with a knee injury, Lowe finished second in the ACC in hitting (.348) and on-base percentage (.464), led the team in slugging (.464) and tied for the team lead in RBI (42). Lowe earned freshman All-American honors from Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, NCBWA and Perfect Game becoming the first Maryland player, along with pitcher Mike Shawaryn, to earn All-American status since 2002 as well as earning third team All-ACC honors.

Lowe was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the third round of the draft. He recovered from the injury and made his professional debut in 2016 with the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Lowe started 2017 with the Charlotte Stone Crabs and was promoted to the Montgomery Biscuits during the season. The Rays promoted Lowe to the major leagues on August 4, 2018. After a slow start, Lowe recorded his first big league hit on August 15 and hit his first big league home run on August 28.

Lowe is married to former Maryland softball player, Madison Martin—a 2015 graduate. The two met at Maryland when they were both student athletes.