FRISCO, Texas (Monday, Jan. 20, 2014) – FC Dallas Chairman Clark Hunt today announced that Dan Hunt has been appointed president of FC Dallas. As president, Dan Hunt will direct all of the business operations of FC Dallas as well as FC Dallas Youth.
“It is truly a personal thrill to introduce my brother Dan as the next president of FC Dallas,” Clark Hunt said. “In addition to his lifelong passion for the sport of soccer, Dan has been actively engaged in the operations of FCD and Major League Soccer for the last several years, and he did an outstanding job guiding the day-to-day operations of the club in 2013. I know he will continue to work very hard to make FC Dallas the best in MLS.”
Dan Hunt has been involved in various aspects of the club for several years, beginning as a vice president for Hunt Sports Group and, most recently, as interim president of FCD since the end of the 2012 season. Hunt will also continue to play a lead role representing the club with FCD’s corporate partners, the North Texas soccer community and FCD’s supporters.
“Since being asked to lead the FC Dallas organization on an interim basis in November of 2012, I have considered it an absolute honor and privilege to work alongside a very talented group of co-workers,” Dan Hunt said. “Today, to be asked by my brother Clark and my family to take over as president of the club is a moment I will truly treasure for the rest of my life, and I look forward to building on the tremendous legacy of my late father, Lamar, here in North Texas. Across all facets of what we do here, we have the right foundation to build an MLS Champion both on and off the field. I would like to personally thank our fans, our partners including the city of Frisco, our players and our staff for all of their support and commitment to this club.”
As president of FC Dallas, Dan Hunt joins Technical Director Fernando Clavijo and recently hired head coach Oscar Pareja as part of the leadership team that will report to Clark Hunt, who adds the club’s CEO responsibilities to his role as chairman.
Clark Hunt, Dan Hunt, Pareja, and Clavijo will be available to the media at a news conference tomorrow to formally introduce Head Coach Oscar Pareja and 2014 First Round SuperDraft selection Tesho Akindele.