DeVaughn Croxton Hired as Director of Programs

DeVaughn Croxton

US Chess is pleased to announce that DeVaughn Croxton has joined the US Chess team as Director of Programs. The Director of Programs will advance the US Chess mission to empower people, enrich lives and enhance communities through chess. The Director of Programs will carry out initiatives to support underrepresented communities in chess including but not limited to Women, Underserved Youth, Older Adults, and other communities as identified. Given the youth-centric nature of US Chess membership, this role also will support Scholastic Chess. Learn more about the position by clicking here.

DeVaughn has a Masters in Educational Psychology from Ohio State University and a Bachelors in Physics from Michigan State University. He is a chess coach and player, growing up playing scholastic chess in Detroit, Michigan. DeVaughn brings five years of experience to US Chess in nonprofit programs (both chess and non-chess) and is skilled in program development and analysis.

In his approach to US Chess, DeVaughn shared that he loves “the joy of sharing this wonderful game that has benefited me on many levels.” DeVaughn’s enthusiasm for chess will be infectious as he brings his energy and skill to his new role as Director of Programs. DeVaughn is presently based in Columbus, Ohio and will be relocating to St. Louis to work in the US Chess office. He can be reached at

Learn more about DeVaughn on his staff bio page by clicking here.