Chad Martinovich will be entering his sixth season at the helm
of MIT’s football program in 2014. He made the trek to
Cambridge from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he
served as the defensive coordinator for four years.
Since arriving in Cambridge, Martinovich has steadily built the MIT football program into one of the fastest improving programs in the NEFC. Martinovich has seen win totals rise as well with his 2013 team posting a 6-3 record, the most wins for the program since 1999, to earn him Coach of the Year honors from the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston.
Martinovich joined the RPI coaching staff in 2004 as the offensive coordinator and the quarterbacks coach. The following year, he became the commander of the Engineers’ defensive corps. Martinovich’s defense ranked first in the Liberty League three straight years while the team qualified for the NCAA Championship Tournament in 2007. During his tenure, RPI was crowned the ECAC Bowl Champions three times.
Starting his coaching career as a defensive line coach at Bucknell in 1994, Martinovich moved to coach linebackers at Hamilton College (1995-97) before switching to the offensive side of the ball as the receivers coach at Albany in 1997. He then moved on to become the offensive coordinator at Swarthmore College (1998-00) and then back at Hamilton (2001-03). He has coached several All-Americans, numerous all-conference performers, and had a player earn a spot at an NFL training camp.
Martinovich currently resides in Natick, Mass. with his wife, Erin, and their children, Hailey and Tyler.
Brian Bubna is in his fifth season on the MIT football coaching staff. He is the defensive coordinator for the Engineers as well serving as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
Bubna started at MIT in 2010 as the linebackers coach and then took over as the defensive coordinator in 2012. He has served as the recruiting coordinator for the Engineers since joining the program.
Before coming to MIT, Bubna spent one season at the Maine Maritime Academy where he coached the defensive line for a squad that won the 2009 NEFC championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. Bubna stared coaching football as a volunteer with the Charlestown Townies Amateur team.
Bubna graduated from Hobart College with a BA in media and society. He lettered four times for the Statesmen and helped the team to a pair of NCAA Playoff appearances in 2000 and 2002. Bubna, who also works on the MIT Varsity Equipment Staff, is an AEMA certified equipment manager and is currently enrolled in the Northeastern University masters program in sports leadership.
Tim Viall is in his fourth season at MIT as a member of Coach Martinovich's staff. He will handle the offensive coordinator duties as well as serve as the team’s offensive line and strength and conditioning coach.
During the 2010 football season he was the defensive coordinator at Middleboro High School in Middleboro, Massachusetts. His defensive unit held three opponents to a touchdown or less, including posting shutouts in the final two games of the season. In addition to his coordinator duties he also coached the wide receiver and defensive back positions.
Viall graduated from Endicott College in 2010 with a bachelor of science degree in physical education. He was three-year starter for the Gulls football squad as a tight end and was an All-New England Football Conference selection in 2008. As a senior in 2009 he was a team captain and was named Endicott's offensive MVP.
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)|
|Year:||8th at MIT|
|Previous College:||Massachusetts '91|
One of the most experienced coaches on the MIT football coaching staff, Al Pogarian will be in his eighth season with the Engineers in 2014. He brings 21 years of football experience to the MIT program and was honored in 2012 with the Division II-III Assistant Coach of the Year award by the Greater Boston Gridiron Club.
Pogarian came to MIT starting in 2007 as the running backs coach. Under his guidance MIT set a single-game rushing record of 477 yards that season. For the 2008 and 2009 seasons he took over as the Engineers offensive coordinator and saw his unit set school records for points, touchdowns, first downs, rushing yards, total offense, and rushing TDs in 2008. He moved to his current position with the defensive line in 2010.
Prior to MIT, Pogarian was the offensive line coach and nearby Waltham High School from 2001-06 where he coached Mackenzy Bernadeau who currently plays for the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
At the collegiate level, Pogarian has held positions of offensive line coach at Marist College and Westfield State University as well as the offensive coordinator at Dean College.
A 1991 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Pogarian was a four-year letterwinner for the Minutemen. A two-year starter at center, he was a member of three Yankee Conference championship teams as well as a pair of squads that played in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Pogarian earned a bachelor's degree in business administration while in Amherst and is a native of Natick, Massachusetts.
Steve Brennan will be in his fourth season on the staff at MIT in 2014. He will work with the team’s running backs and inside receivers.
Prior to coming the staff at MIT, Brennan served as the offensive/defensive line coach at Noble and Greenough School from 2006-10. While he was there he helped the team to a pair of New England Championships (2006 & 2007) while putting together an unblemished record of 9-0 and winning the ISL title. Brennan also served as head coach of the JV program from 2007-10.
Brennan graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with a degree in sociology. While a student at Northeastern he worked with the Huskies football program as a work study assistant in 2003. A native of Cambridge, he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Safties)|
|Year:||4th at MIT|
|Previous College:||Northeastern '09|
Kenn Jones is entering his fourth season at MIT. He will continue working as a defensive backs coach in 2014, focusing primarily on the safeties.
Prior to MIT, he worked coaching youth athletics, and held a seat on the board of a Cambridge based youth sports and leadership non-profit organization. As a youth coach he helped lead the Cambridge Falcons football program to back-to-back division titles from 2010-2011. The 2010 team also went on to win their first regional and state championships in program history.
Jones is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. In 2009 he earned his B.S. in Philosophy, World Religions, and Ethics, and a minor in Psychology. He was temporarily a walk-on and scout team defensive back for the university football program in 2007. He also played for a Boston-area semi-professional team in 2008, and played three years of high school football in Newton, Mass. He is a native of Dorchester, Mass.
In his third season on the MIT coaching staff in 2014 is Nick Perron. He will be serving as the program’s receivers coach. He is also working with MIT Recreation as a Membership Services Associate.
Perron’s prior football experience before coming to MIT was as a member of the coaching staff at Killingly High School in Danielson, Connecticut for three seasons starting in 2004. While there he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, preparing game plans and scouting reports while also conducting individual quarterback drills and meetings.
Prior to coming to the MIT staff, Perron was a branch manager for Car Group Holdings and a Membership and Guest Services Associate at the Foxwoods Resort Casino’s Lake of Isles Golf Resort.
Perron graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in sport management from Nichols College. He was a member of the varsity football team at Nichols for three seasons, starting at wide receiver for two years and at quarterback for one, setting a then school record with three TD passes in one game. While a part of the Bison program he contributed to teams that played in the ECAC Championship game (2000) and was the Boyd Division Champion of the New England Football Conference (2001).
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Rush Ends)|
|Year:||3rd at MIT|
Sam Jasinski is entering his third season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Engineers. He assists with the defensive lineman.
Prior to joining the MIT coaching staff, Jasinski served as a volunteer defensive coach in youth football leagues in the Washington, D.C. area.
Jasinski graduated from MIT in 2008 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a minor in political science. Jasinski also earned an M.S. in engineering and technology innovation management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. While at MIT, Jasinski was a four-year starting linebacker for the Engineers, totaling 204 tackles in his career. Jasinski was named to the New England Football Conference All-Academic Team in 2005, 2006, and 2007. As a senior, Jasinski served as a team captain and was named to the All-Boyd Division Second Team. Jasinski also played varsity lacrosse for four seasons while at MIT.
Although his roots are in Pittsburgh, Jasinski grew up in Martinez, Georgia where he started playing football at age seven and continued on to become a decorated linebacker for the Lakeside High School Panthers.
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Inside Receivers)|
|Year:||2nd at MIT|
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Cornerbacks)|
|Year:||1st at MIT|
|Previous College:||Endicott College '11|
In his first season on the football staff at MIT is Kyle Capsalis. He will be working with the cornerbacks of the Engineers defense in 2014. He comes to MIT after a three-year stint on the staff at Fitchburg State football team where he primarily coached the defensive backs and special teams.
Capsalis, a 2011 graduate of Endicott College, was a three year starter and four-year member of the Gulls football squad. Finding his role as a cornerback, Capsalis helped lead the Endicott football program to its first-ever NCAA playoff berth, earning a top-five New-England ranking over the 2010 campaign. For his efforts, he was named to the 2010 NEFC All-Conference first team while serving as captain of the squad during his senior season.
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Linebackers Assistant)|
|Year:||1st at MIT|
|Previous College:||Colby College '05|
Beginning his first season on the staff at MIT is Michael Booras. His primary responsibility will be assisting Brian Bubna with the coaching of the linebacking corps.
Booras, who also works at MIT in the Office of Leadership Giving, previously coached football at his alma mater, Colby College, for three years from 2006-08 as an assistant coach. While at Colby he also was a coach with the school’s varsity skiing program.
After Colby, Booras moved on to Harvard University where he worked as an Athletic Events Coordinator and as the Assistant Director of the Crimson Club from 2009-11. He then went back to Colby as a major gifts officer from 2011-13 before making the change to MIT in 2013.
A 2005 graduate of Colby with a BA in anthropology, Booras was a four-year player for the Mules and a co-captain in 2004 when he was honored with the Paul “Ginger” Frazier Award for sportsmanship, leadership and dedication. He also holds a MA degree in sports management from Northeastern.
|Title:||Assistant Coach (Offensive Line Assistant)|
|Year:||1st at MIT|
|Previous College:||Carnegie Mellon University '12|
Beginning his first season on the staff at MIT is Nick Brundage. His primary responsibility will be assisting Tim Viall with the coaching of the offensive line.
Brundage comes to the Engineers after spending two and a half years as a high school teacher and coach in Florida. He served as the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at Northeast High School in St. Petersburg from 2012-2013 before moving to Seminole High School as the assistant offensive coordinator.
A 2012 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in biological sciences, Brundage was a four-year member of the offensive line for the Tartans. He is currently enrolled at Boston University as a graduate student in the School of Education.