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Former track coach who trained at Drake Stadium accused of sexual abuse by 41 men


The most recent accuser of Mainwaring was training with him at Drake Stadium in June 2016 when another accuser confronted Mainwaring, Outside the Lines reported. After he confronted Mainwaring, the accuser and others wrote letters to the UCLA athletic department to get Mainwaring banned from UCLA’s campus, which he was in August 2016, according to Outside the Lines. (Daily Bruin file photo)

The most recent accuser of Mainwaring was training with him at Drake Stadium in June 2016 when another accuser confronted Mainwaring, Outside the Lines reported. After he confronted Mainwaring, the accuser and others wrote letters to the UCLA athletic department to get Mainwaring banned from UCLA’s campus, which he was in August 2016, according to Outside the Lines. (Daily Bruin file photo)


A former track coach who allegedly trained multiple UCLA students at Drake Stadium was accused of sexually abusing 41 men since 1975, ESPN reported Thursday.

ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported that Conrad Mainwaring, a former Olympian and track and field trainer, has been accused of inappropriate sexual contact with many of his trainees. Mainwaring was arrested June 19 on one count of sexual battery by fraud, but plead not guilty and was released on bail. If found guilty, Mainwaring could serve up to four years in prison.

Although Mainwaring wasn’t employed by UCLA, he began to train athletes at UCLA’s Drake Stadium beginning in the mid-1990s. Fourteen men, who trained at Drake Stadium, have come forward to Outside the Lines with stories of abuse, with the most recent coming in 2016.

Former UCLA track and field runner David O’Boyle, an accuser of Mainwaring, and several others wrote complaints to UCLA’s athletic department that resulted in Mainwaring getting banned in 2016 from campus and from working with UCLA student-athletes, according to Outside the Lines’ investigation.

This came after O’Boyle confronted Mainwaring while he was training an anonymous UCLA student on a morning of June 2016. After the confrontation, O’Boyle brought the allegations to the UCPD, which allegedly spoke with Mainwaring but did not file charges, according to Outside the Lines.

Despite the accusations, UCLA’s athletic department said it had no knowledge of any UCLA student-athletes who trained with Mainwaring during their time on the track and field team.

The alleged abuse started in the 1970s in England – where Mainwaring was raised – and continued in the United States, Outside the Lines reported. Mainwaring was a counselor at Camp Greylock, a boys’ sports camp in Massachusetts, where he allegedly abused seven men.

When Mainwaring was a graduate student at Syracuse University in the 1980s, he trained their track athletes as well as some athletes from the local Nottingham High School. Thursday’s Outside the Lines report said seven former athletes from Syracuse and seven from Nottingham have come forward with stories of abuse.

Mainwaring was hired by the California Institute of Technology in 1987 but was fired less than a year later after “an internal investigation related to a student complaint,” according to a spokesperson from the school who shared a statement with Outside the Lines. Mainwaring allegedly abused three men while employed there, according to Outside the Lines.

Mainwaring was originally a track and field athlete for Antigua, competing in the 400- and 110-meter hurdles at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.

He most notably coached Felix Sanchez, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles. Sanchez has not come forward with any allegations.

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Maikis is currently the assistant Sports editor for the women's tennis, men's volleyball, men's water polo and women's water polo beats. He was previously a contributor on the men's tennis beat.


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  • Dre_loves_Trump

    Interesting how this story hasn’t made as much of a splash as the USC gynecologist… didn’t have to google his name and see a picture to know why… black perpetrators never ever get the same attention as non-blacks.. liberal media hates portraying them in bad light.. wake up America… the group that comprises only 13% of the US population is responsible for over 55% of the violent crime… isn’t that newsworthy enough??

  • Richard C

    Was Conrad Mainwaring granted permission – verbally and/or in writing – to place a shingle in Drake Stadium.

  • Jay Sagatti

    Never forget that Caucasian liberal policy makers helped usher in FATHERLESS homes with their “social services” in the black community during the 1960′s. Without a patriarchy any community would suffer. So while I don’t dispute the end result of what your statistics say, it doesn’t take into account how the numbers got that way.
    #blackconservative #trump2020