Orlando Pride Staff

 

Assistant Coach - Khano Smith

Khano Smith joined the Orlando Pride coaching staff on Dec. 15, 2015.

In his first two seasons as assistant coach, Smith led the team to a 17-21-9 record, with an NWSL playoff appearance in 2017. Smith helped elevate Orlando from a ninth-place finish in its inaugural campaign to a third-place finish the next year.

Smith, 37, joined Orlando after registering a 19-1-1 record (.929 winning percentage) during his first season as an assistant coach with the Southern New Hampshire University men’s soccer team in 2015.

In addition, the Bermuda international brings plenty of on-the-field experience. The former left-winger appeared in 100 matches for the New England Revolution in six years, scoring eight goals, including the late game-winning goal against the MetroStars to lead his team to the Eastern Conference Final in 2005. Smith also played one season with the New York Red Bulls in 2009 and English side Lincoln City in the 2009-10 season.

After splitting his collegiate career between Champlain College and Lees-McRae College, the two-time NSCAA All-American is one of Bermuda’s most famous soccer players, having played for the national team from 2003 until 2011, finding the back of the net 10 times in 32 appearances.

Off the field, Smith has served as a post-game analyst for the New England Revolution with Comcast Sports New England. Additionally, he has worked with the Revolution as a Youth Development Player Coordinator as well as a scout for the first team.


Goalkeeper Coach - Lloyd Yaxley

Lloyd Yaxley was appointed as the goalkeeper coach for the Orlando Pride on Jan. 27, 2017.

In his first season with the Pride, Yaxley coached Orlando goalkeeper trio of Ashlyn Harris, Aubrey Bledsoe and Caroline Stanley to a winning season with a record of 11-7-6. Under his coaching, the Pride goalkeeping corps earned nine NWSL Save of the Week awards and posted four shutouts.

Yaxley joined the Pride after four seasons with the Washington Spirit where he oversaw the development of Harris from 2013-15 and helped the team qualify for the postseason in each of the three seasons. In 2016, Yaxley coached Spirit goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé, who went on to win a bronze medal with Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Prior to joining Washington, Yaxley was a coach for D.C. United Women and also served as the Director of Goalkeeping and Sr. Director of Coaching for Prince William Soccer Inc.

A native of Essex, England, Yaxley is a frequent coach with the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team, In addition, Yaxley has worked with the U-18 WNT and was also called to assist the senior U.S. Women’s National Team for two matches against Romania in November 2016.

Yaxley holds both a USSF B coaching license and an NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. Before coming stateside, Yaxley oversaw goalkeepers for Chelsea FC affiliate P.A.S.S. and enjoyed a playing career with multiple overseas clubs.