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Yale women’s soccer coach leaves school amid report of misconduct

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University says women's soccer coach Brendan Faherty has left the school amid misconduct allegations by former players at a college where he previously coached.

The Ivy League school in a statement said Faherty no longer worked at the university as of Wednesday and cited "deeply troubling information" reported by the student newspaper, the Yale Daily News.

University officials would not say whether Faherty resigned or was fired.

The Daily News reported that some former players at the University of New Haven, where Faherty coached from 2002 to 2009, accused him of misconduct, including groping one player and having a consensual relationship with another.

Messages were left Thursday for Faherty.

Yale hired Faherty last year after former coach Rudy Meredith was charged in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.

FOX61 obtained a statement from Yale's Athletics Director Victoria Chun. It read:

“Through the interview and vetting process, no information regarding these allegations was provided to the university. 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.”

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