Kyle Cox, the former basketball coach of one of Indiana’s top high school programs, was arrested at his home today. He is being charged with one count of coercion and enticement, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.
The 31-year-old former Park Tudor coach was taken into custody today, months after he resigned from his job back in December.
— Jeremy Brilliant (@JeremyIndy1) February 4, 2016
A graduate of Ball State University, where he played both basketball and golf, Kyle Cox had been coaching at Park Tudor since 2009. He was praised by his peers for his use of analytics and strategy, both of which netted him a final record of 55-6 when he resigned.
IndyStar.com states that a police report filed on on January 7th linked Cox to an investigation that involved a teenage victim.
Kyle was arrested by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the same task force responsible for the arrest of Jared Fogle. Here is their official statement on the case:
In regards to an ongoing criminal investigation, the Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force served a search warrant at Park Tudor School (7200 N. College Ave Indianapolis, IN 46240). This search warrant was administrative in nature and there shouldn’t be any disruption of the student’s learning environment. During the initial stages of the search warrant service, it was necessary to secure the entrances and exits of the school, as we would in all similar instances. At this time, we are unable to release any additional details related to this ongoing criminal investigation.
The entire Park Tudor community became suspicious first after Kyle resigned without warning late in 2015, and then after their principal committed suicide just three weeks later.