Yale women’s soccer coach leaves job amid sexual misconduct allegations

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Yale University’s Women’s Soccer coach is out of a job. This comes just days after sexual misconduct allegations against him were published in the college’s newspaper.

The allegations published in The Yale Daily News were made by Brendan Faherty’s former players during his time as a coach at the University of New Haven, a school he left in 2010.

Faherty was hired last December after the university released Rudy Meredith following the Varsity Blues Scandal earlier this year. Now, Yale is looking for its third women’s soccer coach in a year.

Related: New ‘Varsity Blues’ charges affect 11 parents, including Lori Loughlin

Faherty leaving the university was the front page story in Yale University’s campus newspaper, The Yale Daily News, Thursday morning.

It is still unclear how he parted way with Yale Athletics. The university isn’t commenting on whether he resigned or was terminated.

In a statement, the Director of Media Relations for Yale University addresses the initial article written about the allegations only three days ago.

“On Nov.18, 2019, the Yale Daily News shared troubling information with the University, none of which was made known to the university in the interview and vetting process.

As of Nov. 20, 2019, Mr. Faherty is no longer employed by the University.”

– Director of Media Relations for Yale University

Mackenzie Hawkins, a reporter at the Yale Daily News, told News 8 that the paper informed the university administration of the allegations Monday evening, “and on Wednesday afternoon they informed us Faherty was no longer an employee.”

News 8 reached out to Yale University and received the following statements:

“We fully support the women’s soccer team; I am meeting with them to offer resources during this difficult time and I look forward to charting a new path forward together.

We know change is hard, but also know the strength and resiliency of our women’s soccer team will shine through this difficult time.

Our student athletes are at the center of our decisions, and we know this is the right path forward.

– Yale University Athletics Director Victoria Chun

Just days after the paper published the sexual misconduct allegations against Faherty, the President of UNH said in a statement that they have hired an independent firm to investigate.

“Be assured that the University, and I personally as a parent and educator, are committed to maintaining a working and learning environment in which everyone feels safe, respected, and valued.

There is absolutely zero tolerance for anyone who jeopardizes the safety or sense of self-worth of students, faculty, staff or any other member of the University family.

We will endeavor to find the facts. Within the legal constraints concerning confidentiality, we will share as much as possible. We will address any concerns uncovered by the facts.”

– Steven H. Kaplan, Ph. D., President of the University of New Haven

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