Martin Desmarais is in his eighth 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 Tech to two NEWMAC Championship titles, three consecutiuve regular season crowns, and five NCAA tournament appearances, including the program’s first trip to the Sweet 16 in 2012.
In 2014, Desmarias, who was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year for the second time in his career, guided MIT to the regular season title for the third year in a row. With a career record of 88-32-22, he has established an institute standard for winning percentage (.697), conference wins (46), and post-season victories (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.
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|Previous College:||Assumption College '10|
Katelyn Dolan is entering her first year as an assistant coach at MIT.
Dolan graduated from Assumption College in 2010 with a dual degree in biology and economics. As a member of the Greyhounds’ soccer team, she was a co-captain her final two seasons and a recipient of the Francis Grimaldi Award for her excellence in leadership.
Dolan recently obtained her doctorate in physical therapy from Simmons College in May 2014. She is a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine and has experience coaching at both the collegiate and club levels.
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|Previous College:||Simmons '13|
Alma-Lynn Dupont is entering her second year as an assistant coach with the Engineers.
Dupont coaches with the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program (ODP) U13 state team. Previous to ODP, she worked as the Director of Operations for the Bowling Green State University men's soccer team and was a staff coach with the Greater Toledo Futbol Club.
Dupont graduated from Simmons College in 2013 with a dual degree in Communications and Studio Art. She was a member of the soccer team, helping lead the team to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs both years and a championship appearance her senior year.
She currently holds her USSF National D coaching license.
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Jeff Katz joined the MIT coaching staff in the summer of 2014.
Katz spent the past 12 seasons coaching Brookline High School’s boys varsity soccer team. He guided the Warriors to eight of the last nine MIAA Division 1 state tournaments, including an appearance in the Division 1 North Sectional Finals. 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 girls soccer at New England’s Premier Soccer Club, and in 2012 he was an assistant coach for the U17 State Cup champions. Over the past two seasons, his U18 team has compiled an overall mark of 24-5-1.
Katz holds his USSF D license and NSCAA National and Advanced National diplomas.