Orlando Pride and head coach Tom Sermanni part ways

Pride and Sermanni mutually agreed to his departure

Tom Sermanni was named the Pride’s first head coach in October 2015. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

The Orlando Pride and head coach Tom Sermanni have mutually agreed to part ways, the club announced on Friday.

Sermanni was named the Pride’s first head coach in 2015 and led the club to a 25-30-13 overall record throughout the course of the three seasons.

This season, the Pride went 8-10-6 and finished the regular season in seventh place. Last season, Sermanni led the Pride to their first playoff appearance. The Pride finished 2017 with a league-leading 45 goals scored.

“It’s been a great honor to be the inaugural coach of Orlando Pride and to be a part of this wonderful organization,” Sermanni said in the Pride’s press release. ” I’d like to thank all of our players, staff, fans and community for their tremendous support throughout my time here. I want to wish the team and the organization great success moving forward. I look forward to being an avid supporter and following the Club’s fortunes.”

The search for a new head coach for the Pride will begin immediately.