Brian Bubna is in his ninth season on the MIT football coaching staff in 2017 and serves as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Engineers, while also coaching the defensive backs.
Bubna started at MIT in 2010 as the linebackers coach and then took over as the defensive coordinator in 2012. He has served as the recruiting coordinator for the Engineers since joining the program.
Before coming to MIT, Bubna spent one season at the Maine Maritime Academy where he coached the defensive line for a squad that won the 2009 NEFC championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. Bubna stared coaching football as a volunteer with the Charlestown Townies Amateur team.
Bubna graduated from Hobart College with a BA in media and society. He lettered four times for the Statesmen and helped the team to a pair of NCAA Playoff appearances in 2000 and 2002. Bubna, who also works on the MIT Varsity Equipment Staff, is an AEMA certified equipment manager and completed his masters in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University in 2016.
Linebackers of Distinction
Jake Laux, 3x NEFC All Conference LB 2011, 2012, 2013, ECAC DIII North All-Star 2012, New England Football Writers All-New England 2012, MIT #1 all-time career leader in tackles,(388), #2 and #9 all-time career leader in tackles in a season (121 / 98)
Heath Gould, NEFC All Conference LB 2013
Cameron Wagar, NEFC All Conference LB 2014, MIT #6 all-time career leader in tackles (290), #2 all-time career leader in tackles in a season (121), #1 all-time career leader tackles in a game (24)
Kristopher Weaver, MIT #9 all-time career leader in tackles (272)
Anthony Emberley, MIT #8 all-time career leader in tackles for loss in a season (10.5)
All-New England Football Conference Awards (NEFC)
2011 - Jake Laux (LB 2nd Team)
2012 - Jake Laux (LB 1st Team)
2013 - Jake Laux (LB 1st Team), Rhys Borchert (DB 2nd Team), Heath Gould (LB 2nd Team), Derek Vaugh (DL 2nd Team), Cameron Wagar (DB 2nd Team)
2014 - Cameron Wagar (LB 1st Team), Anthony Souffrant (DB 2nd Team)
2014 – Mitch Turley (Defensive Rookie of the Year)
2016 – Rob DiSanto (DB 2nd Team), Anthony Emberley (OLB 2nd Team), Kevin Kusch (DL 2nd Team)
NEWMAC All-Conference Awards
2017 - Rob Disanto (DB 1st Team) Matt Nicolai (LB 2nd Team) CJ Reilly (DL 2nd Team)
CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
2012 - Rhys Borchert (2nd Team), Russell Spivak (2nd Team)
2013 - Joel Santisteban (2nd Team)
National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society
2011 - Peter Gilliland, Kristopher Weaver
2012 - Russell Spivak, Richard Yoon
2013 - Rhys Borchert, Heath Gould, Brent Johnson, Jake Laux, Matt Merlino, Max Powers, Joel Santisteban, John Wenzel
2014 -Tye Ellis, Laith Maswadeh, Anthony Souffrant, Evan Tencer, Kyle Veldman, Cameron Wagar
- New England Football Conference Hal Chalmers Senior Student-Athlete of the Year - 2014, Rhys Borchert
- Has coached over 100 NEFC/NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Winners