Jorge Salcedo steps down as UCLA men's coach in aftermath of admissions scandal

Jorge Salcedo resigned as men's soccer head coach at UCLA, his alma mater, the school confirmed to media on Thursday.

DOJ: Indictment

The move comes a week after he was placed on leave following his indictment for conspiring to commit racketeering. He's accused of taking payments totaling $200,000 in the bribery scandal that rocked college admissions.

He was one of nine college coaches, including three former women's soccer coaches, indicted in a bribery scheme that involved dozens of wealthy parents trying to get their children who otherwise might not have gained admission to top-level universities admitted on made-up credentials as recruited athletes.

He is accused of taking payments for one women's player and one men's player admitted into UCLA.

Salcedo captained the USA at the 1989 U.S. Under-17 World Cup team and played for UCLA when it won the 1990 NCAA Division I title. He spent five years in MLS with the LA Galaxy, Chicago, Columbus and Tampa Bay.

Under Salcedo, UCLA advanced to the NCAA Division I title game in 2006 and 2014. In recent years, the Bruins have struggled as more players from talent-rich Southern California turn pro out of high school, but they continue to produce top pro prospects.

He leaves with a 182-89-42 in his 15 years at UCLA, making him the second-longest tenured Bruin men's coach after the late Sigi Schmid, whom he played for. The Bruins won six Pac-12 titles and made the NCAA Tournament in 14 of his 15 seasons.
2 comments about "Jorge Salcedo steps down as UCLA men's coach in aftermath of admissions scandal".
  1. John Soares, March 23, 2019 at 1:03 p.m.

    GOOD....YOU AIN'T NO SIGI!!!

  2. Ric Fonseca replied, March 27, 2019 at 6:11 p.m.

    As a long-time alumni and family member with UC connections going back to 1948, all I can say is "que lastima y que pena!!!"  

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