|Year:||5th at MIT|
|College:||Stonehill College '97|
Martin Desmarais enters his fifth season at the helm of MIT’s women’s soccer program after taking over as the Engineers’ Head Coach in 2008. Desmarais first joined the program as an assistant coach in 2005.
In 2011, Desmarias guided MIT to its second NEWMAC title in
three years as well as the Engineers’ second appearance in
the NCAA Tournament. With a career record of 46-21-11, he
established the Institute standard for winning percentage (.660),
conference wins (21), and post-season victories (six).
Desmarais came to MIT from Framingham State College where he served as an assistant women’s soccer coach. He was part of a staff that led the Rams to a tie for the Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference (MASCAC) regular season crown in 2004. 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 a head girls coach with Eastern Mass FC.