UCLA men's soccer coach resigns amid college admissions scandal

UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has resigned, nine days after being charged in what prosecutors have called the largest college admissions scandal, the university's athletic department confirmed Thursday.

Salcedo was placed on leave March 12, the day he was charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, school officials said.

According to the federal indictment, William Rick Singer, of Newport Beach, identified by federal authorities as the leader of the scheme, directed a payment of $100,000 from a charitable account he controlled to a sports marketing company Salcedo controlled and mailed Salcedo a check for $100,000 to facilitate the admission of two students to UCLA as purported soccer recruits, even though neither played soccer.

Salcedo was scheduled to make his initial appearance in federal court in Boston on Monday.

Salcedo, who was a four-year starter with the Bruins from 1990 to 1993, had been UCLA's head coach since 2004.


City News Service contributed to this report.