Martin Desmarais
Martin Desmarais
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-715-5236
Email: mjd@mit.edu
Year: 6th at MIT
College: Stonehill College '97

Martin Desmarais is in his sixth season at the helm of MIT's women's soccer program after taking over as the Engineers' head coach in 2008. He first joined the program as an assistant coach in 2005. During this time, he has led Tech to two NEWMAC Championship titles and four NCAA Division III appearances, making it to the Sweet Sixteen in 2012 for the first time in program history.

In 2013, Desmarias, who was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the first time in his career, guided MIT to a share of the regular season title for the second year in a row and the right to host the NEWMAC Tournament for the first time.

With a career record of 73-27-20, he established the Institute standard for winning percentage (.692), conference wins (37), and post-season victories (seven). Last season, 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 NSCAA Division III New England Coach of the Year.

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.

Chi-Fong Wang
Chi-Fong Wang
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 6th at MIT
College: MIT '07

Chi-Fong Wang enters her sixth season as assistant coach at MIT, having joined the staff in 2007. She focuses on the program's weight training and conditioning both during the season and throughout the off-season. Wang's customized soccer training regimen has noticeably improved fitness on the team in recent years.

A 2007 graduate of MIT, Wang played four seasons as a defender, starting every game her junior and senior years. She received a B.S. in physics and is currently working towards a Masters in Medical Sciences from Boston University in addition to working as a research technician at MIT. Wang is also an assistant coach with the Engineers' track and field program.

Maddy Evans
Maddy Evans
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 1st at MIT
College: Penn State '13

Maddy Evans is entering her first year as an assistant coach with the Engineers.

Evans plays professionally with the Boston Breakers of the National Women’s Soccer League after being selected in the 2013 Collegiate Draft and signed by the Breakers in May 2013.

She played collegiately at The Pennsylvania State University and was part of four consecutive Big Ten Championship Teams. As a captain in 2012, she led the Nittany Lions to the NCAA Division I Championship Finals. She was named Second Team All-Big Ten in 2012 and Academic All-Big Ten for 2010, 2011 and 2012. She finished her career with 11 goals, nine assists and 31 points. While at Penn State, she was also president of the Student Athlete Advisory Board.

Evans was a member of the FC Bucks and won a U.S. Youth Championship with the team as well as seven Eastern Pa. State Cups. She was a seven-year member of the Region 1 ODP team and attended the 2008 U-17 Women’s National Team Camp. 

Alma-Lynn Dupont
Alma-Lynn Dupont
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 1st at MIT
College: Simmons '13

Alma-Lynn Dupont is entering her first year as an assistant coach with the Engineers.

Dupont coaches with the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program (ODP) U13 state team. Previous to ODP, she worked as the Director of Operations for the Bowling Green State University men's soccer team and was a staff coach with the Greater Toledo Futbol Club.

Dupont graduated from Simmons College in 2013 with a dual degree in Communications and Studio Art. She was a member of the soccer team, helping lead the team to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs both years and a championship appearance her senior year.

She currently holds her USSF National D coaching license.

Brighid Wood
Brighid Wood
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 1st at MIT
College: Penn State '08

Brighid Wood is in her first year as an assistant coach at MIT.

Before arriving at MIT, Wood coached at a number of institutions, including Cornell University, Washington and Jefferson College and San Jose State University. Wood has worked with top club teams such as MVLA and DeAnza Force, as well as with PA West ODP and at camps such as Stanford, UNC, Santa Clara, Cal Berkeley, SoccerPlus, Julie Foudy Leadership Academy, UPenn, Cornell, Navy and Penn State.

Wood is the founder and head trainer of the Ellite Athlete Development Academy, an organization that is dedicated to training the elite athletes of the Bay Area. She is The Harker School Boys’ Soccer Coach and Operations Assistant and also works for U.S. Soccer as part of the event staff for the U.S. Development Academy.

She has her USSF C License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA State Diploma, NSCAA Regional Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma I, II, III, FA Player and Match Analysis Course.

She played soccer at Seton Hall University and completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State.