Jeffrey Sanders, the owner of the Wichita Volleyball Academy, was arrested in March on one count of sexual exploitation of a child, according to local Wichita Police records. Sanders was previously an assistant coach at Wichita State from 2004 to 2013.
After his arrest, Sanders sent an email to the team’s parents saying that he was taking a “personal leave,” but that other coaches would continue to run the club for the remainder of the season. Since then, all information about the Wichita Volleyball Academy has been removed from public view on the internet, leaving only information about adult leagues on the site.
The allegations against Sanders revolve around electronic solicitation of a 16-year-old on February 23rd, 2017.
A cached version of the site, available here, lays out the club’s mission, which includes “Experience you can trust your athlete with” and a commitment to “treat (parents) and (their athletes) with respect.”
Sanders has a previous arrest from 2013 for DUI. He was suspended with pay from Wichita State after the arrest, and ultimately that suspension ended his career with the Shockers.
Sanders is also the owner of the Wichita Sports Center.
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