Paul Crichton was named to the Pride coaching staff prior to the 2023 campaign. A former Premier League goalkeeper, Crichton played 532 games as a professional in a variety of Clubs, including experience at the highest level of English Football helping Norwich City earn promotion and later featuring with Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Crichton has been coaching professionally for the last 16 years and holds a UEFA ‘A’ License for both goalkeeper and outfield players. Over the years, Crichton has coached 440 English Football League games across the various levels from the Championship to the National League.
Most recently, Crichton served as the Goalkeeper and interim Assistant Coach for the Washington Spirit during the 2021 and 2022 seasons, helping lead goalkeeper Aubrey Kingsbury to the 2021 NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year award and guiding the club to the 2021 NWSL Championship.