“The Hit Dog”
“The Hit Dog” was one of the most feared hitters especially in 1996 for the Boston Red Sox batting .326 with 44 HRs & 143 RBIs. Today he is “Coach Mo.”
Mo Vaughn had a notable 12-year Major League Baseball career with the Boston Red Sox (1991-98), Anaheim (1999-2000), and the New York Mets (2002-03). Mo’s career highlights include a batting average of .293, 328 home runs and 1,064 RBI. Mo was a three-time American League All-Star with the Red Sox (1995, ’96 and ’98) and awarded the American League MVP in 1995 when he hit .300 with 39 HR & 126 RBI. The “Hit Dog” became one of the most feared hitters especially in 1996 for Boston batting .326 with 44 HR & 143 RBI.
Witnessing his then 4-year-old son Lee play the game, Mo saw a need for younger kids to get professional level baseball coaching. He jumped into the position of “Coach Mo” for the Boca Raton PawSox and it’s what inspired him to launch the Mo Vaughn Baseball Academy.
Why We Opened The Academy
Inspired by coaching his young son Lee for the Boca Raton PawSox, Mo Vaughn saw a need for younger kids to get coached.
He hopes the Vaughn Sports Academy gives young players the same opportunities he was granted to be able to achieve his successes in the game of baseball, as well as the game of life. The Vaughn Sports Academy will be a place where kids of all ages and expertise can come to practice baseball, join workshops and train with some of the most elite coaches in the country, including Mo Vaughn himself. Mo, aka “The Hit Dog”, is a former Major League Baseball player. During his 12-year career, he was a three-time All Star and won the MVP award in 1995 with the Boston Red Sox.
Work Hard. Play Free.
At Vaughn Sports Academy we say “Work Hard. Play Free.” We believe by working hard through repetition and practice you will reach a point where you can play without limitations. Through hard work and discipline, you will be able to hit hard, throw all kinds of pitches and achieve success in every aspect of the game, and in turn apply these lessons in your own life.
Developing Players For Life.
Most kids spend less than three years playing a sport and quit by age 11. We keep a child’s passion alive. Our founder Mo Vaughn is a walking example how continuing with sports can lead to incredible achievements, on and off the field. Our instructors and staff work with parents and the players to find the right balance of fun and discipline to keep children committed.