A former Mechanicsburg High School (Pennsylvania) volleyball coach was sentenced to 2 years of probation on Tuesday after pleading guilty to corrupting a 17-year old player that he had a sexual relationship with. 23-year old Frank Michael Hoy was also ordered to undergo a sexual offender evaluation and to comply with the recommended treatment, and abstain from contact with the victim in his case during the term of probation.
In 2016, when the encounters occurred, Hoy would have been 20 or 21. The age of consent for statutory sexual assault in Pennsylvania is 16, with corruption of minors charges applicable for those aged 16 and 17 when the other person is in a position of authority over them. Corruption of minors charges are a lessor 3rd-degree felony.
In exchange for the plea, charges of institutional sexual assault and corruption of minors were dismissed.
At the time off the arrest, the Mechanicsburg Area School District issued a statement that confirmed Hoy’s employment, but saying that they immediately suspended him and that he subsequently resigned from his position.
Hoy was formally banned by the US Center for Safe Sport on January 4th, 2018 as a result of Criminal disposition involving a minor. This makes him permanently ineligible to coach within USA Volleyball, or any other programs under the umbrella of the United States Olympic Committee.