Sounders FC announced interim head coach Brian Schmetzer has won the permanent head coaching job.

Schmetzer served as Sounders FC top assistant from the club’s beginning, and took over for former head coach Sigi Schmid when he and the Sounders announced they were parting ways in July.

Schmid has been the only head coach in Sounders FC history, taking the helm in 2009.

Since Schmetzer took over in July, Sounders FC has gone 10-2-4, compared to a sluggish first half of the season that had the team pitted in the near the bottom of conference rankings.