|Year:||6th at MIT|
|College:||Stonehill College '97|
Martin Desmarais enters his sixth season at the helm of MIT’s women’s soccer program after taking over as the Engineers’ Head Coach in 2008. Desmarais first joined the program as an assistant coach in 2005.
In 2012, Desmarais guided MIT to its third showing in the NCAA Tournament in four seasons and its first ever appearance in the Sweet Sixteen, as well as the program’s first, end-of-season national ranking at No. 15. With a career record of 60-25-14, he established the Institute standard for winning percentage (.667), conference wins (29), and postseason victories (seven). In September, he broke the record for most victories as a coach. The previous mark of 52 had remained untouched since 2002. He was also named the 2012 NSCAA Division III New England Coach of the Year.
He has led MIT to two NEWMAC Championships in the last four seasons.
Desmarais came to MIT from Framingham State College where he served as an assistant women’s soccer coach. Prior to joining Framingham State, Desmarais worked as a media relations assistant for the Boston Breakers of the Women’s United Soccer Association.
A 1997 graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass.,
Desmarais was a member of Stonehill’s ice hockey team. He
went on to earn a master’s degree in media studies from The
Pennsylvania State University in 1999.
Desmarais has his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, as well as NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diploma. He is also a head coach with NEFC and is a member of the Boston Breakers coaching staff.