|Year:||7th at MIT|
Claire Martin-Doyle enters her seventh season as the head coach of MIT lightweight women’s rowing program. In 2011-12 she guided the team to a bronze medal at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta as well as seeing her squad qualify for the IRA National Championship where the Engineers finished seventh. Other highlights for the season were a sixth-place finish at the Head of the Charles in the lightweight eight event and a third-place in the lightweight four race at the Knecht Cup. Highlighting the program’s commitment to academic success, six members of the 2012 varsity eight earned accolades as CRCA scholar-athletes.
Martin-Doyle joined the Engineers in 2006 as novice lightweight women's coach and was promoted to head coach in 2007. Under her three years as head coach, the Engineers have had success in racing and in growing the lightweight program across the board.
Martin-Doyle earned her Master of Education degree from Temple University in 2004 with a concentration in sport and exercise psychology. While living in Philadelphia, she competed for the Vesper Boat Club and spent three seasons coaching Lower Merion High School.
She graduated from Georgetown University in 1999, where she was a four-year rower, participant in the 1998 NCAA Women's Rowing Championship and recipient of the John Carroll Spirit Award. Prior to rowing with the Hoyas, Martin-Doyle rowed at West Side Rowing Club and Nardin Academy in Buffalo, N.Y. where she was a member of both scholastic and national champion crews.
Martin-Doyle resides in Newton, Mass. with her husband, Bill.