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Vaughn Mancha
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1921-10-07)October 7, 1921
Place of birth: Sugar Valley, Georgia
Date of death: January 27, 2011(2011-01-27) (aged 89)[1]
Place of death: Tallahassee, Florida
High School: Birmingham (AL) Ramsay
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 1948 for the Boston Yanks
Career history
 As player:
* Boston Yanks (1948)
 As coach:
* Livingston State (1949–1951)
 As administrator:
* Florida State (AD, 1959–1971)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
College Football Hall of Fame

Vaughn Hall Mancha (October 7, 1921 – January 27, 2011) was a professional American football player who played professionally for the Boston Yanks. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1990. He was named to the All-SEC team during his career at the University of Alabama, where he played from 1944 through 1947. Earned all-SEC & All American honors as a four year starter at University of Alabama; played in Rose Bowl and two Sugar Bowls; voted All-Time Sugar Bowl team. Coached football at Livingston State University, Columbia University, and Florida State University and served as FSU Athletic Director.[2]

Other honors include induction into the Florida State Sports Hall of Fame, the Tallahassee Sports Hall of Fame, and was selected to Alabama's All-Century Team. He was married to Sybil Mancha. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Livingston State Tigers (Alabama Intercollegiate Conference) (1949–1951)
1949 Livingston State 7–2–1
1950 Livingston State 6–3–1
1951 Livingston State 5–5
Livingston State: 18–10–2
Total: 18–10–2
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