Message to USAB Members

July 20, 2018, 2:59 p.m. (ET)

On Thursday, July 12, USA Badminton member coach Khankham Malaythong was arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Malaythong has been immediately suspended from USA Badminton pending the investigation and has been removed from his coaching duties. 

USA Badminton conducted multiple background checks on Malaythong, including one in May, 2018. Malaythong had also completed SafeSport training in 2018.

At USA Badminton, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our members is our top priority. Background checks and SafeSport training are mandatory for all member coaches and we take any and all allegations of sexual abuse seriously. USA Badminton also thoroughly investigates and acts on complaints that involve its membership.