December 17, 2008

Krista Fulton Steps Down as Women's Soccer Coach

Dec. 17, 2008

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Women's soccer head coach Krista Fulton has decided to step down from her head coaching duties at MIT effective immediately. Martin Desmarais, who has been an assistant with the program since 2005 and served as acting head coach this past season, will continue in that role while MIT conducts a national search for a permanent replacement in the spring.

Fulton, who coached the Cardinal and Gray for three seasons, guided the Engineers to one of the nation's best turnarounds in her second year. In her last two seasons as coach, MIT produced a .639 winning percentage and enjoyed two winning campaigns in conference play, while the 2007 squad recorded the second-most wins in team history (13).

"I have appreciated the fact that Krista set the bar high for her student-athletes, her staff and herself," noted Director of Athletics Julie Soriero. "Her commitment to the game, her talent as a coach and her dedication to our women's soccer program over these past three years has provided a strong foundation for future success."

Fulton is a valued part of the DAPER family and will remain in her role as Physical Education Program Administrator.

"I am very proud of the success that the women’s soccer program has had over the past four years," exclaimed Fulton. "In addition to our success on the field, there is a revived sense of pride in the program that I have no doubt will be carried on by the current players. The student-athletes at MIT are truly exceptional, both on and off the field, and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with them."