Cal fires coach after prostitution bust
The University of California at Berkeley said Friday that it has dismissed an assistant football coach who was arrested in Oakland last week for allegedly soliciting an undercover officer during a prostitution sting.
Alameda County prosecutors said Pierre Ingram, 30, Cal’s recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach, was one of five “johns” who were arrested in the anti-human trafficking operation in Oakland on April 16.
Ingram was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of solicitation and is scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court on May 15.
Cal’s athletics department initially placed Ingram on administrative leave. But the athletics department said in a statement today:
“We are not renewing his contract and he will no longer represent or act on behalf of this university in any capacity.”
According to the Cal football team’s website, Ingram is married and has two children, a daughter and a son.
Ingram was born in Dothan, Alabama, graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and currently is pursuing a masters of science degree in sports science from State University of New York at Cortland, according to the website.
Ingram was the running back coach at Louisiana Tech University under head coach Sonny Dykes for three years and joined Dykes when he came to Cal in December 2012 to become its head coach.