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Wichita State assistant volleyball coach suspended

Wichita State assistant volleyball coach Jeff Sanders is suspended with pay after being arrested on Aug. 29 of suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Misdemeanor charges are filed, according to Maize police chief Matthew Jensby, and Sanders is awaiting his first court appearance. On Wednesday, WSU announced Sanders’ suspension, as of the arrest date, due to conduct detrimental to the athletic program. WSU did not mention the arrest.

Sanders did not travel with the team to their tournament last weekend in Utah and will not attend this weekend’s tournament in Portland, Ore., according to the release.

Sanders, according to the Sedgwick County daily booking report, was arrested on Aug. 29 near his home in the 600 block of S. Queen Ave. in Maize on charges of DUI and improper driving on a laned roadway.

Sanders is coach Chris Lamb’s top assistant coach and is in his 10th season at WSU. Sanders did not return a message seeking comment.