New Maryland baseball coach Rob Vaughn will make a base annual salary of $180,000, according to a copy of his contract obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request. Vaughn's deal, signed June 15, is for five years. The former Terps associate head coach succeeded John Szefc, who left for Virginia Tech last month after leading the program to unprecedented success, including three NCAA tournament appearances in the past four years. Vaughn's salary compares to that of Szefc's initial base pay in College Park. Szefc received a raise of nearly $100,000, from $160,000 to $251,000, in 2015 after leading Maryland to its second straight NCAA super regional. Virginia Tech reportedly will pay Szefc a base annual salary of $400,000, with $25,000 raises each of his seven years under contract. Under Vaughn's contract, he can earn performance-based bonuses ranging from $5,000 (for being named Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year) to $50,000 (for winning an NCAA title). A conference regular-season or tournament championship nets $10,000, as does an NCAA tournament appearance. If Vaughn leaves for another position before June 2019, his buyout amounts to $100,000. The figure falls to $75,000 for the following two years, and to $50,000 for the final year of his contract. Vaughn, who served for five years under Szefc, has remade his coaching staff in the program changeover. Former director of baseball operations Matt Swope was announced Monday as the team's hitting coach — Vaughn's previous post — and the Terps in early July hired St. John's pitching coach Corey Muscara to the same position.