CRETE (CBS) – A south suburban boys basketball coach was released on bail Wednesday after being charged with fondling a teenage boy multiple times in 2010.
Matt Ryndak, 30, of Dyer, Ind., surrendered about 3 p.m. at the Crete Police Dept. after an arrest warrant was issued earlier Wednesday, according to the Will County State’s Attorneys office.
The warrant charges the Crete Monee High School coach with eight counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony that carries a sentence of up to seven years on conviction, according to the state’s attorney’s office spokesman Charles Pelkie.
The warrant carried a $100,000 bond and Ryndak was released after posting $10,000 bail, according to Pelkie.
Ryndak, who worked at the school as a physical education teacher, was named the SouthtownStar’s 2011 boys basketball coach of the year after leading the Warriors to a 25-4 mark and a super sectional birth. He joined Rocky Hill’s staff at Crete-Monee as an assistant in 2009 before taking over the top job for the 2010-11 season.
Ryndak did not return multiple calls to his cell phone seeking comment.
He was put on paid leave earlier this month after the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services began investigating.