Former St. Joseph High School Volleyball Coach Faces Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Justin Cochran faces a sexual abuse lawsuit after three former high school volleyball players reported the former coach engaged in sexual misconduct while they were students at St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana. The girls claim in their lawsuit that Cochran repeatedly made inappropriate comments of a sexual nature and sent nude photos to at least one of the girls. The lawsuit also alleges the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and St. Joseph High School and its principal and athletic director all failed to protect these female students from Cochran.
Justin Cochran was employed as the head coach of the St. Joseph High School varsity volleyball team in South Bend, Indiana during the 2018-2019 school year. According to media reports, Cochran resigned at the end of that season. Cochran was then hired by Bremen Community Schools and spent one full season as the head volleyball coach during the 2019-2020 school year. He resigned at the end of that season after Bremen Community Schools superintendent Jim White began receiving correspondence from concerned parents related to Cochran’s behavior at St. Joseph High School.
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