May 11, 2009
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Martin Desmarais was named head coach of the MIT women's soccer team as announced by Julie Soriero, Director of Athletics, on Monday. Desmarais served as the Engineers' interim head coach last season after four years as an assistant with the program.
"Last year, Martin stepped into the role of acting head coach for our women's soccer program. He led the team with confidence and proved his abilities as an up-and-coming young coach at the collegiate level," noted Soriero. "Martin's dedication and loyalty to MIT and to his team is inspiring to his colleagues and to his student-athletes."
Desmarais came to MIT from Framingham State College where he served as 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. He was responsible for in-game statistics and game analysis, as well as primary coverage on the WUSA's web site.
A 1997 graduate of Stonehill College in North Easton, Mass., Desmarais was a member of Stonehill's hockey team. He went on to obtain a master's degree in media studies from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999.
Desmarais has his NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, as well as NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diploma. He is also the head coach of Eastern Mass Futebol Club's U15 girls team.