Conversation / WITH BOOKER WOODS : Winning Coach Puts Kids on Track BOOKER WOODS coaches the girls' team of the Los Angeles Jets, a private nonprofit youth track and field organization founded in 1973 and now serving 60 boys and 68 girls mainly from Inglewood, Gardena, Carson, Compton and South Los Angeles. and Woods, 58, like all of the Jets coaches, is a volunteer. The retired
sheriff's department corrections officer came to the Jets in 1978 and has coached his charges to dozens of national championships without ever turning away an applicant. He talked with MARY REESE BOYKIN.