Charleston Battery President Andrew Bell will step down from his role with the Club effective March 26. Bell joined the Charleston Battery in 1999 and has led the Club as President since 2008.
Bell is leaving Charleston to join the new USL franchise in Memphis, Tennessee. He will be the first employee of the new franchise set to begin USL play in spring 2019.
“We want to thank Andrew for all that he’s done for the Charleston Battery,” said Charleston Battery Chairman Eric Bowman. “He’s devoted an incredible amount of time, energy, and passion to this Club for almost two decades and has helped us reach new heights every step of the way. We wish Andrew continued success as he takes on this new challenge in Memphis.”
During Bell's tenure as President, the Charleston Battery won two USL championships in 2010 and 2012 and advanced to the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2008; the last time a non-MLS side played in U.S. Soccer’s national championship match.
“I'd like to thank Eric Bowman for his support and commitment to the Charleston Battery, this is an amazing Club and I'm proud of everything that we achieved together,” said Bell. “I'd also like to thank Mike Anhaeuser and Tony Bakker for everything they have done in support of my role. Without their dedication to the sport, this level of pro soccer would not exist in Charleston.”