College coach reportedly forced students to live in “jail”-like conditions

by Daniel Payne · Oct 11th, 2019 10:48 am

Last Updated Nov 18th, 2019 at 2:34 pm

A football coach at a California community college was placed on leave after being accused of forcing his students to live in extremely crowded apartments, including four students who were allegedly required to live in a locker room.

Carlos Woods, the head football coach at Los Angeles Pierce College, reportedly forced 30 of his football players to live in a three-bedroom apartment. Woods, who “promised actual living space” according to one player, also neglected to pay housing bills for his recruits even though he promised he would. In some cases, this resulted in eviction.

When housing arrangements for four players fell through this semester, meanwhile, Woods allegedly put them up in his team’s locker room.

The coach has been placed on leave pending an investigation by the university. A new acting coach will be named in the interim, the university’s president said.