The Red Bulls announced Tuesday they had added Troy Lesesne has joined the MLS club as an assistant coach.

Lesesne has joined the team at its camp in IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. He replaces Bradley Carnell, who recently was named head coach of St. Louis City SC, an expansion team that will debut in 2023.

Lesesne, a West Columbia, S.C. native, most recently served as head coach and technical director of the USL Championship club New Mexico United. He was named New Mexico’s first head coach and technical director when the club entered the USL in 2018. During Lesesne’s three-year stint, he accumulated a 34-29-26 record with two playoff appearances. He was named 2020 USL co-coach of the year.

“Troy is a coach with smart ideas and big ambitions to go deep in our identity,” Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber said in a statement. “He has experience in different areas and will be able to help the team to develop in many directions.”

Lesesne began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the College of Charleston from 2005 through 2014. During his tenure, he was named one of the top 20 assistant coaches in the nation by in 2011 and 2013 and was selected to the inaugural United Soccer Coaches NCAA “Top 30 Under 30” coaches program in 2013. Lesesne holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” coaching license and NSCAA Premier Diploma.

“I’d like to thank Kevin, Denis, Gerhard, and the entire Red Bull Soccer International Group for this tremendous opportunity,” Lesesne said in a statement. “This club has established an incredible identity and winning culture over many years and it’s an honor to be part of this coaching staff. I’m committed to working tirelessly to help Gerhard, our staff, and our players in any way I can.”

Lesesne jumped from the collegiate level to the professional level, spending four seasons with USL Championship club Charleston Battery as an assistant coach. The team qualified for the 2016 and 2017 playoff, advancing to the Round 16 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the team’s first season.