The exit was quick and entirely predictable for disgraced Cal assistant coach Pierre Ingram.
Cal athletics announced Friday that it has fired Ingram, who was arrested April 16 on charges of solicitation.
Ingram, 30, was placed on administrative leave earlier this week. Now the athletic department has cuts ties with him entirely.
Cal’s statement reads: “As you are aware, Assistant Football Coach Ingram was placed on paid administrative leave following his recent arrest for solicitation. We are not renewing his contract and he will no longer represent or act on behalf of this University in any capacity.”
The athletic department’s move was inevitable and necessary. Ingram’s alleged actions — he still has yet to face a trial — make it impossible for Cal to move forward with him representing them on the field or as a recruiter.
Ingram was Cal’s recruiting coordinator, wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. He spent the past two seasons as running backs coach, and worked three years under head coach Sonny Dykes when both were at Louisiana Tech.
Ingram, who is married with two small children, earned a base salary and talent fee of $180,000 per year.
He was arrested as part of a prostitution sting operation and faces misdemeanor charges of solicitation.