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Battery Announces Departure of Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser

By Staff, 11/01/21, 10:00AM EDT


Veteran coach had been part of club as player, assistant coach and Head Coach since 1994

Charleston Battery Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser posted a record of 130-91-80 in the USL Championship's regular season, making him the league's wins leader among Head Coaches. | Photo courtesy Charleston Battery

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery announced on Monday it had parted ways with Head Coach Michael Anhaeuser following the conclusion of the 2021 season.

“On behalf of my family, our ownership group and the entire organization, we thank Coach Anhaeuser for the immense impact he has had on this club and the community, both as a player and coach,” said Charleston Battery co-owner and Executive Chairman Rob Salvatore. “We wish him all of the best moving forward.”

Anhaeuser joined the Charleston Battery as a player in 1994 and switched into a coaching role in 1999 following a career-ending injury. In 2004, he was named Head Coach of the club and led the Battery to a U.S. Open Cup Final appearance in 2008 as well as the USL Second Division title in 2010 and a USL Championship title in 2012. Prior to this season, the Battery had reached the USL Championship Playoffs in every season of the league’s history.

The club will immediately begin a national search for their next head coach.

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