Head Coach & General Manager, Mike Anhaeuser
Mike Anhaeuser joined the Charleston Battery as a player in 1994 after graduating from Indiana University where he won a NCAA Championship in 1988. Anhaeuser played six seasons as a midfielder for the Battery and still ranks 7th all-time in games played (115) and 2nd all-time in assists (17).
Anhaeuser switched to a coaching role in 1999 after tearing his ACL during pre-season. The Fort Wayne, IN native was Alan Dicks’ assistant-coach from 1999-2001 and then Chris Ramsey’s from 2002-2004. Anhaeuser was a key member of the Battery coaching staff that won the USL First Division Championship in 2003.
In 2007 Anhaeuser was named the USL1 Coach of the Year and in 2008 he led the Battery to the final of the US Open Cup as the Charleston Battery became only the second non-MLS side to reach the final since the inception of Major League Soccer.
Anhaeuser won his first USL Championship as a head coach in 2010 as the Battery topped long-time rival the Richmond Kickers 2-1 in the USL2 Championship game. Two years later Anhaeuser won his second title in three seasons as the Charleston Battery defeated the Wilmington Hammerheads by a score of 1-0 in the 2012 USL PRO Championship game.
Under the guidance of Anhaeuser the Charleston Battery has also had success developing young players for the next level. Recent players who have moved to Major League Soccer include Osvaldo Alonso (2008), Tom Heinemann (2010), Lamar Neagle (2010), Alex Caskey (2012), Alex Kann (2013) and Ryan Richter (2013).
Mike Anhaeuser lives in Mount Pleasant, SC with his wife Kim and their two children, Lauren and Derek.
Head Athletic Trainer, Bobby Weisenberger, ATC, PES (MUSC Sports Medicine)
Bobby Weisenberger, a native of Charleston South Carolina, graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and a minor in Psychology. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control as an Athletic Trainer in South Carolina.
Mr. Weisenberger has been a member of the Medical University of South Carolina Sports Medicine Team since 2006. Mr. Weisenberger joined the Charleston Battery in 2010 as the Club’s Head Athletic Trainer, and has been part of the team during the club’s third and fourth league championships. In the off season, Mr. Weisenberger continues his work at MUSC focusing on athletes from South Carolina Scholastic Ice Hockey Association and the College of Charleston Ice Hockey teams. In his spare time you can find him on the ice at the Charleston Ice Palace where he is a hockey referee.
Head Team Physician, Dr. David Geier Jr., M.D. (MUSC Sports Medicine)
Dr. David Geier is an orthopaedic surgeon and the Director of MUSC Sports Medicine. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Wake Forest University. After completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, he completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the world-famous Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he served as team physician at Washington University in St. Louis and assisted in the orthopaedic care of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Rams. He returned to Charleston in 2005 and created the MUSC Sports Medicine program.
In addition to serving as the Head Team Physician for the Charleston Battery, he has been the Chief Tournament Physician for the Family Circle Cup women’s professional tennis tournament for the last six years. He works with several area high schools and many recreational sports teams and leagues.
While currently seeing patients in Mount Pleasant and performing surgery at Rutledge Tower in downtown Charleston, he is privileged to work with a team of physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals who evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate athletes of all ages and skills levels across the Charleston area.
Michael Barr, PT, DPT, MSR – Sports Medicine Coordinator (MUSC Sports Medicine)
Michael Barr is a Physical Therapist and the Sports Medicine Coordinator at MUSC. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from the College of Charleston. Michael then went on to complete a Master of Science in Rehab Sciences – Physical therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. After practicing for 4 years, Michael continued his education and completed a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree in 2008.
Since starting at MUSC in 2006, Michael is responsible for the day to day operations of the sports medicine program including overseeing MUSC’s athletic trainers, outreach program, and sports performance program. Michael is the team Physical Therapist for the Charleston Battery, Lowcountry High Rollers, and Outlaws Men’s Rugby team, in addition to a number of other area high schools, recreation, and club teams and leagues. Michael currently treats athletes from all over the Lowcountry out of MUSC’s James Island office.
In addition to his medical background, Michael is a former collegiate soccer player at the College of Charleston; as well as a former collegiate, youth and national level coach. Michael currently holds multiple soccer coaching licenses including a USSF “B” License and goalkeeping licensure.
Dr. David Theobald – Team Chiropractor