Martin Desmarais
Martin Desmarais
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 617-715-5236
Email: mjd@mit.edu
Year: 9th at MIT
Previous College: Stonehill College '97

Martin Desmarais enters his ninth 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 MIT to two NEWMAC Championship titles, four consecutiuve regular season crowns and five NCAA tournament appearances, making it to the Sweet Sixteen in 2012 for the first time in program history.

In 2015 Desmarias, who was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the third time in as many years, guided MIT to the regular season title for the fourth season in a row. With a career record of 99-38-25, Desmarais is the program’s all-time leader in wins, winning percentage (.688) and has the most post-season victories with eight.

Desmarais came to MIT from Framingham State University 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 was tabbed NSCAA New England Coach of the Year in 2012. 

Jeff Katz
Jeff Katz
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 3rd at MIT
Jeff Katz enters his third year as an assistant coach for the MIT women's soccer team. Katz joined the MIT coaching staff in the summer of 2014. In his time with the Engineers, the team has won two NEWMAC regular season titles, advancing to the 2nd round of the NCAA tournament in 2014.
 
Katz spent 13 seasons as the head coach of Brookline High School’s boys varsity soccer team prior to joining MIT. From 2005-2014, he guided the Warriors to nine MIAA Division One state tournament berths, advancing to the Division One North Sectional Finals in 2010 and the Semifinals in 2014. Katz was named the Bay State Conference Coach of the Year in 2007, Eastern Massachusetts Coach of the Year in 2008, and the Brookline High School Coach of the Year in 2011.
 
Katz has also coached U15-U18 teams at NEFC since 2004. His teams won Massachusetts State Cup titles in 2012 and 2016. This spring his U18 team advanced to become NEP New England Regional Champions. 
Katz holds his USSF D license and NSCAA National and Advanced National diplomas.  He is also a 5th grade teacher at the Baker School in Brookline. 


Elise Wilcox
Elise Wilcox
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 2nd at MIT