Quinn steps down as FC Dallas president, CEO

FC Dallas president and CEO Doug Quinn officially stepped down on Wednesday after spending the past three months on a personal leave of absence, citing the need to spend more time with his family.

Quinn, the former president of Major League Soccer’s affiliate Soccer United Marketing, took over in Dallas in 2010 and was widely credited for the team’s attendance turnaround last year, when the franchise set a single-season record with more than 1.7 million patrons at FC Dallas Stadium and Complex.

Quinn took a leave of absence in November following his arrest on allegations of assault stemming from an altercation with his wife in a New York City hotel room.

“After much consideration, I have decided to resign from FC Dallas to spend more time with my two beautiful daughters,” Quinn said in a statement released by the club. “I will be forever grateful to Clark and the Hunt family for giving me an opportunity to lead this great franchise, and I sincerely appreciate the hard work and dedication shown every day by the FC Dallas family.”

Clark Hunt, the chairman of the Hunt Sports Group, said that Dan Hunt will continue his role with the club as vice president, and the team will immediately begin searching for a new president.

“Doug has significantly improved the operations of FC Dallas, and the club is well-positioned for future success,” Clark Hunt said in a stament. “We greatly appreciate his many contributions to the club and support his decision to step down to focus on his family and pursue other opportunities.”