The Houston Dash named Omar Morales as an assistant coach, the team announced today. Morales will work closely with head coach Randy Waldrum on a daily basis, and work with the Dash academy throughout the year.
“His experience in the collegiate game, from West Texas A&M to Eastern New Mexico, and working with Butch Lauffer, who I consider one of the best coaches in the country, combine for an impressive pedigree,” Waldrum said. “His role will be two-fold, he will serve as a liaison to our academy and join us full-time during the regular season. We are very excited to welcome Omar and his family to the Dash family.”
Morales joins the Dash after serving as the head women’s soccer coach at Eastern New Mexico University from 2014-16. He recorded the second-most wins in program history, with 16, including a third-place finish in the Lone Star Conference during his first season in 2014. Last season, the Greyhounds set a new team record for goals in a game with 11 in a shutout victory against the University of the Southwest.
Morales will join the Dash in early April after they return from their preseason tournament in Portland, Oregon and aid in the team’s preparation for the season opener against the Chicago Red Stars at 1 p.m. on April 15 at BBVA Compass Stadium.