Coaching Standards

In what might be the first bright spot in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse cover up scandal, it turns out there are at least some standards in Pennsylvania.

While Penn State may have kept him employed and continued to allow him to use university facilities while aware something was wrong, according to an Associated Press an article in USA Today:

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 was not, apparently, informed about the nature of the investigation but decided that the investigation was trouble enough and “informed its coaches Sandusky was not to have contact with the program.”

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer