Chad Martinovich will be entering his sixth season at the helm
of MIT’s football program in 2014. 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. Martinovich has seen win totals rise as well with his 2013 team posting a 6-3 record, the most wins for the program since 1999, to earn him Coach of the Year honors from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.
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. He then moved on to become the offensive coordinator 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.