The Houston Dash announced on Monday that they are parting ways with head coach Randy Waldrum. Waldrum was hired as the team’s first head coach in January of 2014 ahead of the club’s inaugural season. Hopes had been high that the Notre Dame coach would be able to convert his college success into success in the pros, however, that hasn’t been the case. The team has missed the playoffs every year and leaves the team with a 19-39-13 record.
“Randy is an excellent coach and a great man. He has been fully committed to the Dash and the pursuit of our goals over the last three and a half years,” said Dash President Chris Canetti in the team’s announcement. “Unfortunately, we have fallen short on expectations, and after a tough start this season, we both agreed today that it's in the best interest of the team to have a new voice leading the group. We believe this team has the talent to be a playoff contender, and we hope this change can help point it in the right direction.”
After Brian Ching’s departure as managing director of the team Waldrum had been filling both roles. Waldrum has been offered a position a technical advisory role with the club. In the release announcing the move the team said that Omar Morales would be taking over head coaching duties this weekend against the Washington Spirit.