A year and a half after an investigation began into Jerry Sandusky’s contact with young boys, the former Penn State assistant football coach applied for a volunteer coaching job at a central Pennsylvania college but was denied the job after a background check. Officials at Juniata College said that Sandusky applied for the volunteer football coaching job in May 2010 and was rejected the following month after a background check showed a high school where Sandusky previously volunteered was investigating him. Juniata spokesman, John Wall, said the college was not informed of the details of the investigation or the existence of a grand jury, but based on the report, informed its coaches Sandusky was not to have contact with the program.” We basically did our due-diligence,” Wall said.Sandusky is charged with 40 counts of child sex abuse involving eight young boys. The information that Sandusky was still pursuing coaching opportunities amid an investigation into his activities comes as his attorney and prosecutors prepare for a preliminary hearing where several of his alleged victims could testify. Sandusky has denied being a pedophile and has vowed to fight the case.