Purdue-Fort Wayne fires volleyball coach facing sexual abuse lawsuit

Dec 23, 2021

Six more players have come forward with allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse against former volleyball coach Alexis Meeks-Rydell, including a player saying Meeks-Rydell forced her to cuddle in hotel beds on trips to away games.

Meeks-Rydell was hired as assistant women's volleyball coach at Purdue-Fort Wayne in June. Three months later, a federal lawsuit was filed by two former players -- Rachael DeMarcus and Alexis Silver -- at the University of South Alabama, where Meeks-Rydell was head coach.

Source: The Indianapolis Star