Sexual assault charges dropped against assistant soccer coach

Annika Schmidt 

aschmid8@uccs.edu 

     David Meyer is no longer facing charges after being accused of sexual assault. Prosecutors do not have enough evidence to file charges, according to a KRDO article, and the case was dismissed at a hearing on Sept. 30. 

     Meyer, a 2018 UCCS graduate, has been an assistant soccer coach at the university and soccer coach with Pride Soccer Club. He was also a goalkeeper on the UCCS Men’s Soccer Team from 2014 to 2017.  

     Meyer was arrested on Sept. 20 after an investigation into an incident that was reported to police in August. A woman alleged that Meyer sexually assaulted her at a party in 2015.  

     The woman who made the report also made comments about the alleged incident at the court hearing on Sept. 30, according to KRDO.  

     According to Chris Valentine, assistant vice chancellor of marketing and communication, Meyer has been involved with the athletics program at the university on a volunteer basis. The university has not made an official comment on Meyer’s future affiliation with UCCS. 

Previous headline: Assistant soccer coach accused of sexual assault (originally published Sept. 20)

Cambrea Schrank 

chall2@uccs.edu 

    An assistant men’s soccer coach at UCCS has been charged with sexual assault, according to an article from KKTV. David Meyer is a UCCS alumnus who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2018. 

     Last month, a woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in 2015 by a male acquaintance. An investigation into the incident led to the arrest of 25-year-old Meyer on Monday. 

     Meyer is an assistant coach for the UCCS men’s soccer team and a full-time coach with the Pride Soccer Club, a non-profit soccer club for youth in Colorado Springs. According to a public LinkedIn profile, Meyer is also associated with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks. 

    KKTV reported that a spokesperson for UCCS said that the alleged incident occurred at a time when Meyer was not employed by the university. 

     According to KRDO, Meyer does not have any other felony charges. 

     No other details have been released at this time.