Marlins Hire Vaught as Broadcaster and Director of Media Relations

Morehead City, N.C. - The Morehead City Marlins announced today that Daron Vaught has been hired as the play-by-play broadcaster on CPL Web Pass and media relations director for the 2011 season.

Vaught, a Mass Communications student at Emory & Henry College in southwestern Virginia, will bring an array of sports and media experience to Morehead City. Vaught, who played Division III baseball at E&H for two seasons, plays an integral part in sports coverage for WEHC-FM, Emory & Henry’s campus radio station. He serves as the primary play-by-play broadcaster for Wasps and Lady Wasps basketball games, and he hosts halftime shows for Emory & Henry football games. Vaught also anchors the sports portion of E&H’s campus television production, “Emory & Henry Reports,” and is often published as a guest writer on MrSportsbook.com. He is a candidate for the coveted Jim Nantz Award, given by the Sports Talent Agency of America to the best collegiate sportscaster in the nation.

“Baseball is obviously a deep passion of mine, so I am very thankful for this opportunity,” said Vaught. “I look forward to spending the summer on the Crystal Coast, and I can’t wait to get started.”

In the summer of 2010, Vaught was also hired by Appalachian Mountain Studios to host the reality television show “Back To The Woods,” which was shot on the Virginia Creeper Trail and featured current “Survivor: Redemption Island” contestant Ralph Kiser.

“Daron will be a welcomed addition to our organization this summer as we embark upon our second season,” said Marlins General Manager Christopher Marmo. “He already has a wealth of experience which will be beneficial to the start of his professional career in Morehead City.”

A junior, Vaught is set to graduate in May of 2012 with a double major in Mass Communications and English, as well as a minor in Sport Management. He is also a member of the Bonner Scholarship Program and is very active in community service, particularly coaching youth sports.