Claire Martin-Doyle enters her ninth season as the head coach of MIT lightweight women’s rowing program. In 2013-14 she guided the team to a gold medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta, the third consecutive year the team medaled at the event, as well as seeing her squad qualify for the IRA National Championship. Other highlights for the season were a first-place finish in the Petite Final at the IRA National Championships and a final national ranking of seventh in the USRowing Collegiate Poll. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, six members of the 2013 varsity eight earned accolades as CRCA scholar-athletes.
Martin-Doyle joined the Engineers in 2006 as novice lightweight women's coach and was promoted to head coach in 2007. During her time at MIT the Engineers have had success in racing and in growing the lightweight program across the board.
Martin-Doyle earned her Master of Education degree from Temple University in 2004 with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology. While living in Philadelphia, she competed for the Vesper Boat Club and spent three seasons coaching Lower Merion High School.
She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999, where she was a four-year rower, participant in the 1998 NCAA Women's Rowing Championship and recipient of the John Carroll Spirit Award. Prior to rowing with the Hoyas, Martin-Doyle rowed at West Side Rowing Club and Nardin Academy in Buffalo, N.Y. where she was a member of both scholastic and national champion crews.
Martin-Doyle resides in Newton, Mass. with her husband and daughter.