The Houston Dash announced today that it has suspended Head Coach and General Manager James Clarkson, effective immediately. The suspension comes in light of initial findings, received this week, from the joint NWSL and NWSLPA investigation that was launched last year to review current and historic complaints of discrimination, harassment and abuse.
An ultimate decision about Clarkson’s future with the Dash will be made based on the final results of the ongoing investigation.
As an organization, our highest priority is creating and maintaining a safe and respectful work environment for our players and staff, which we believe is critical to our success on the pitch. The Club has made counseling services available to all members of the organization interested.
The Club will name an interim Head Coach in the coming days.
To preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation, the Club cannot comment further at this time.