High School Sports

Longtime Mead coach Dave Vaughn returns after suffering spinal cord injury

SPOKANE, Wash. - For 35 years Dave Vaughn has been a coach and counselor at Mead High School.  His impact on students is wide spread, but it was their impact on him that pushed him to get home after a fluke accident in California injured his spinal cord.

Vaughn was body surfing in the ocean and hit his head and neck on the ground fracturing his vertebrae and damaging his spinal cord.

After weeks of time in the hospital and rehab centers in California, Vaughn finally returned home in Spokane just in time for Mead's championship wrestling match against rival Mt. Spokane and nothing would keep him from attending.

Vaughn has a long road in front of him, but he has been energized by returning to the wrestling team that means so much to him.

KXLY's Alyssa Charlston has the story of Vaughn Strong.

If you are interested in helping Dave Vaughn and his family with medical expenses, you can donate on their gofundme account here.


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