Chad Martinovich
Chad Martinovich
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-715-4085
Email: cmartino@mit.edu
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.

Brian Bubna
Brian Bubna
Title: Assistant Coach (Defensive Coord./Linebackers/Recruiting Coord.)
Phone: 617-715-5446
Email: bbubna@mit.edu
Year: 4th at MIT
College: Hobart College

Brian Bubna is in his fourth season on the MIT football coaching staff. He is the defensive coordinator for the Engineers as well serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator.

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 is currently enrolled in the Northeastern University masters program in sports leadership.

Tim Viall
Tim Viall
Title: Assistant Coach (Offensive Coord./Offensive Line/Strength & Conditioning)
Phone: 617-715-5446
Email: tviall@mit.edu
Year: 3rd at MIT
College: Endicott College '10

Tim Viall is in his third season at MIT as a member of Coach Martinovich's staff. He will handle the offensive coordinator duties as well as serve as the team’s offensive line and strength and conditioning coach.

During the 2010 football season he was the defensive coordinator at Middleboro High School in Middleboro, Massachusetts. His defensive unit held three opponents to a touchdown or less, including posting shutouts in the final two games of the season. In addition to his coordinator duties he also coached the wide receiver and defensive back positions.

Viall graduated from Endicott College in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. He was three-year starter for the Gulls football squad as a tight end and was an All-New England Football Conference selection in 2008. As a senior in 2009 he was a team captain and was named Endicott's offensive MVP.

Al Pogarian
Al Pogarian
Title: Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)
Year: 7th at MIT
College: Massachusetts '91

One of the most experienced coaches on the MIT football coaching staff, Al Pogarian will be in his seventh season with the Engineers in 2013. He brings 21 years of football to the MIT program where he will be coaching the defensive line for a third consecutive season after being selected as the 2012 Division II-III Assistant Coach of the Year by the Greater Boston Gridiron Club.

Pogarian came to MIT starting in 2007 as the running backs coach. Under his guidance MIT set a single-game rushing record of 477 yards that season. For the 2008 and 2009 seasons he took over as the Engineers offensive coordinator and saw his unit set school records for points, touchdowns, first downs, rushing yards, total offense, and rushing TDs in 2008. He moved to his current position with the defensive line in 2010.

Prior to MIT, Pogarian was the offensive line coach and nearby Waltham High School from 2001-06 where he coached Mackenzy Bernadeau who currently plays for the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

At the collegiate level, Pogarian has held positions of offensive line coach at Marist College and Westfield State University as well as the offensive coordinator at Dean College.

A 1991 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Pogarian was a four-year letterwinner for the Minutemen. A two-year starter at center, he was a member of three Yankee Conference championship teams as well as a pair of squads that played in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Pogarian earned a bachelor's degree in business administration while in Amherst and is a native of Natick, Massachusetts.

Steve Brennan
Steve Brennan
Title: Assistant Coach (Running Backs/Inside Receivers)
Year: 3rd at MIT

Steve Brennan will be in his third season on the staff at MIT in 2013. He will work with the team’s running backs and inside receivers.

Prior to coming the staff at MIT, Brennan served as the offensive/defensive line coach at Noble and Greenough School from 2006-10. While he was there he helped the team to a pair of New England Championships (2006 & 2007) while putting together an unblemished record of 9-0 and winning the ISL title. Brennan also served as head coach of the JV program from 2007-10. 

Brennan graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with a degree in sociology. While a student at Northeastern he worked with the Huskies football program as a work study assistant in 2003. A native of Cambridge, he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.

Kenn Jones
Kenn Jones
Title: Assistant Coach (Safties)
Year: 3rd at MIT
Nick Perron
Nick Perron
Title: Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers)
Email: nperron@mit.edu
Year: 2nd at MIT
College: Nichols College '04

In his second season on the MIT coaching staff in 2013 is Nick Perron. He will be serving as the program’s receivers coach. He is also working with MIT Recreation as a Membership Services Associate.

Perron’s prior football experience before coming to MIT was as a member of the coaching staff at Killingly High School in Danielson, Connecticut for three seasons starting in 2004. While there he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, preparing game plans and scouting reports while also conducting individual quarterback drills and meetings.

Prior to coming to the MIT staff, Perron was a branch manager for Car Group Holdings and a Membership and Guest Services Associate at the Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Lake of Isles Golf Resort.

Perron graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in sport management from Nichols College. He was a member of the varsity football team at Nichols for three seasons, starting at wide receiver for two years and at quarterback for one, setting a then school record with three TD passes in one game. While a part of the Bison program he contributed to teams that played in the ECAC Championship game (2000) and was the Boyd Division Champion of the New England Football Conference (2001). 

 
Sam Jasinski
Sam Jasinski
Title: Defensive Assistant (Defensive Line)
Year: 2nd at MIT

Sam Jasinski is entering his second season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Engineers.  He assists with the defensive lineman.

Prior to joining the MIT coaching staff, Jasinski served as a volunteer defensive coach in youth football leagues in the Washington, D.C. area.

Jasinski graduated from MIT in 2008 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a minor in political science.  Jasinski also earned an M.S. in engineering and technology innovation management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012.  While at MIT, Jasinski was a four-year starting linebacker for the Engineers, totaling 204 tackles in his career.  Jasinski was named to the New England Football Conference All-Academic Team in 2005, 2006, and 2007.  As a senior, Jasinski served as a team captain and was named to the All-Boyd Division Second Team.  Jasinski also played varsity lacrosse for four seasons while at MIT.

Although his roots are in Pittsburgh, Jasinski grew up in Martinez, Georgia where he started playing football at age seven and continued on to become a decorated linebacker for the Lakeside High School Panthers.

Luke Stone
Luke Stone
Title: Defensive Assistant (Cornerbacks)
Year: 2nd at MIT