Five years ago USC Coach Pete Carroll started a foundation, A Better L.A., which works to end inner-city violence.
In conjunction with that, a couple nights a month Carroll walks the streets of South L.A., trying to encourage people to turn their lives around and letting them know that someone outside their neighborhood cares.
Carroll is known for generously giving his time and attention to those who need it, as illustrated by this story last Thanksgiving. Having a winning team is far from the only reason Carroll is so popular at USC and in Southern California.
Stay safe, Coach.