Crete Monee Coach Charged With Sex Abuse Released On Bond

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.

  • Jim P

    These gay pedophiles are the worst of their kind. Sick puppy.

    • Drew

      Most pedophiles are heterosexual. Further, it matters little what the sexual orientation. Molestation is molestation; it’s all deeply disturbing and wrong. Playing the ‘gay card’ perpetuates a lopsided reality, Jim. Shame on you.

  • Todd

    Innocent until proven guilty my friends… remember that please

  • MConnor

    @Jim–Pedophiles are indeed sick puppies. You say, “gay Pedophiles are the
    worst”–as if heterosexual Pedophiles aren’t quite as bad! Overwhelmingly, Pedophiles are indeed heterosexual. (The priests…another group unto themselves) Also, there seem to be quite a few female high school teachers taking liberties w/their male students. No matter gender, age, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status: Pedophiles are indeed sick members of our society.

  • NWA

    The correct term for a sicko males or females who go after teenage children is an ephebophiles. Pedophiles are the sickos that go after the younger children.


  • Adam Borzecki

    Lmao. I had him for GYM in middle school. I always thought kids we joking around when they said he rubbed against them while “guarding” in basketball.

    • Robert Weiss

      Same here, kids always got in trouble and had a detention with him…even though they weren’t doing anything wrong!

    • Roberta Waker

      Obviously there were warning signs but no one thought anything about them. Maybe it’s time to be more diligent about teachers and coaches rubbing against students, spending more time with the opposite sex, being “overly” friendly, and maybe even too much after school contact. Be alert, people, you could save someone a lot of heartache and mental and physical abuse. Not ALL teachers/coaches are bad; but being alert could weed out the bad ones.

  • Betty V. Holcomb

    So all men who choose women are potential molesters of girls? That’s what you are saying with your assault on “gay pedophiles”. Research your statements before your defile and entire group of people. Just google “incidence of gay pedophile”….

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  • Jose Rodriguez Doritos

    This gay rod is as bad as the gay priests. Sick puppies. Leave those little willies alone for crying out loud !!!

    • Biff

      I agree, this whole concept of gay sex is disgusting. When someone young is involved, it’s really disgusting.

  • CA

    i have him in gym! i always had a feeling he was a molester!!!

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