Darrick Snyder, the former Mishawaka High School wrestling coach, won't face charges in a sexual assault case from 2 years ago.
A wrestler on Snyder’s team had reportedly been sexually assaulted by some teammates. Six of those wrestlers pleaded guilty or were found guilty in juvenile court.
The prosecutor says with those cases concluded, they have looked at all the evidence and statements and don't believe there is sufficient evidence to charge Snyder with failing to report or interfering with reporting.
In regards to the failure to report charge, “There is insufficient evidence to prove Coach Snyder knew of the sexual nature of the event…” according to a news release from the prosecutor’s office. “There are significant inconsistencies among the various accounts of what may have been related to the coach after the event and discrepancies in the various interviews and trial testimony of the victim such that this charge cannot be proven, beyond a reasonable doubt.”
In regards to the interfering with reporting and obstruction of justice charges, "The evidence gathered from a single witness is insufficient to charge the coach with these crimes as that witness later acknowledged that he did not tell the truth to investigators during his initial interview with the SVU detectives."
Snyder resigned earlier this year and now works in Brownsburg, Indiana. He was a highly successful coach at Mishawaka, twice leading the Cavemen to Indiana state wrestling titles.