Derek Rousseau returns to the MIT coaching staff for his second season in 2018-19 after four years as the head coach for the State University of New York at Oswego. He oversees the men’s and women’s jumping events.
In his first season with the Engineers, Rousseau was named as the USTFCCCA East Region Men's Indoor Track and Field Assistant Coach of the Year.
Rousseau holds several coaching certifications, including both the USATF Level III and IAAF Level 5 certifications in the jumping events and is a USTFCCCA Sprint / Hurdle / Relay Specialist. Rousseau also holds a USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning license and is a NASM Certified Performance Enhancement Specialsit.
Rousseau received his M.Ed in Counseling from Providence College and earned his Bachelor in Psychology from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut in 2004.