|Year:||5th at MIT|
|College:||Hobart College '94|
Chad Martinovich will be entering his fifth season at the helm of MIT’s football program. He made the trek to Cambridge from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he served as the defensive coordinator for four years.
Since arriving in Cambridge, Martinovich has steadily built the MIT football program into one of the fastest improving programs in the NEFC. Martinovch has seen win rise as well, with his 2012 team posting a winning record for the first time in 13 years to earn him NEFC Boyd Division Coach of the Year honors.
Martinovich joined the RPI coaching staff in 2004 as the Offensive Coordinator and the quarterbacks coach. The following year, he became the commander of the Engineers’ defensive corps. Martinovich’s defense ranked first in the Liberty League three straight years while the team qualified for the NCAA Championship Tournament in 2007. During his tenure, RPI was crowned the ECAC Bowl Champions three times.
Starting his coaching career as a defensive line coach at Bucknell in 1994, Martinovich moved to coach linebackers at Hamilton College (1995-97) before switching to the offensive side of the ball as the receivers coach at Albany in 1997, before accepting Offensive Coordinator positions at Swarthmore College (1998-00) and then back at Hamilton (2001-03). He has coached several All-Americans, numerous All-Conference performers, and had a player earn a spot at an NFL training camp.
Martinovich currently resides in Natick, Mass. with his wife, Erin, and their children, Hailey and Tyler.