MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD)- The Charleston Battery has named Ben Pirmann as its new head coach, the club announced Thursday.

Pirmann will be the club’s seventh head coach and lead the team into the 2023 season.

“When you have the opportunity to bring someone like Ben into an organization, you take advantage of it,” Club President Lee Cohen said. “His credentials speak for themselves, his personality speaks for itself. But, most of all, what he can do in a locker room, by rallying a group of individuals to buy into a vision and get them to produce 34 weekends out a year, that’s very rare for coaches in the USL ecosystem.”

Pirmann previously served as the head coach of Memphis 901 FC, leading them to a second-place finish in the USL Championship last season. Earlier this month, he was named the 2022 USL Championship Coach of the Year.

He joined Memphis 901 FC in 2018 as an assistant coach and was named interim head coach during the 2020 season following the dismissal of Tim Mulqueen.

Pirmann said he is “very excited” about this next chapter and the Battery’s future.

“From the leadership and what this club stands for, to the history and their flat-out ability to win, there’s no more perfect place than Charleston,” he said. “We want to win, we want to play exciting football and we also want to give back to our community.”

Pirmann replaces Conor Casey, who parted ways with the soccer club last month after only one season.