Volunteer Coach Arrested for Breaking Into Women Dorms
Volunteer track coach Tanner Boyd was arrested on Apr. 28 after he was caught breaking into the dorms at Western Washington University and trying on female students’ clothes.
Natasha Chen with Seattle’s Kiro 7 broke the news, and she spoke to WWU spokesman Paul Cocke who said the university mandates background checks for all of its employees and volunteers who work in “security sensitive” roles.
Background checks might be mandated, but not all background checks for volunteers are the same.
Key Takeaways From the Story:
- In 2014, Boyd was also arrested for breaking into an apartment building and stealing women’s clothes.
- The head coach for the track team was aware of Boyd’s previous arrest, but he didn’t tell anyone about it.
- “I just don’t ever want another female to be put in this situation because of negligence on the university’s hand,” said one of the female students who caught Boyd wearing her clothes.
- Whether it’s a volunteer coach for a college track or a softball team, it’s vital that anyone who is a part of youth sports organizations is properly vetted.
You can read more on the story here.