The Orlando Nighthawks were a soccer club that competed in the USLPremier Development League from 1997 to 1999. The club started as the Daytona Tigers and became the Orlando Nighthawks in 1998. The team's head coach was Steve Richards. He was assisted by Gerry Queen. The team's general manager was Azi Khan. Khan died halfway through the 1998 season. Following Khan's death and a lack of commitment on the part of New Jersey based owner Phil Neto, the team returned with a deplated squad due to other players signing off to play for the Central Florida Kraze and Cocoa Expos and only won one game. Following the season, the team folded.