Jerry Sandusky Scandal

Sandusky sought volunteer coaching job at Juniata without revealing investigation

A year and a half after an investigation began into Jerry Sandusky’s contact with young boys, the former Penn State assistant football coach applied for a volunteer coaching job at a central Pennsylvania college but was denied the job after a background check.

Officials at Juniata College said Wednesday that Sandusky applied for the volunteer football coaching job in May 2010 and rejected the following month after a background check showed a high school where Sandusky previously volunteered was investigating him.

Juniata spokesman John Wall said the college was not informed of the details of the investigation or the existence of a grand jury, but based on the report informed its coaches Sandusky was not to have contact with the program.

“We basically did our due-diligence,” Wall said.

According to Wall, Sandusky continued to attend games after he was rejected for the job and at one point sat in the press box for an away game.

Wall said he wasn’t sure what led Sandusky to be in the press box, but said the school’s former athletic director then reiterated to its coaches that Sandusky was to have no connection with the team.

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