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Chad Martinovich enters his eighth season as the head coach at MIT in 2016. He made the trek to Cambridge from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), where he served as the defensive coordinator for four years.
Since arriving in Cambridge, Martinovich has steadily built MIT football into one of the fastest improving programs in the NEFC. Martinovich has seen win totals rise as well, culminating in a 10-1 record in 2014 that earned him the NEFC Coach of the Year, New England Football Writers College Division Coach of the Year, ECAC Coach of the Year and the American Fotball Coaches Association (AFCA) Region I Division III Coach of the Year honors.
Martinovich joined the RPI coaching staff in 2004 as the offensive coordinator and the quarterbacks coach. The following year, he became the commander of the Engineers defensive corps. Martinovichs defense ranked first in the Liberty League three straight years while the team qualified for the NCAA Championship Tournament in 2007. During his tenure, RPI was crowned the ECAC Bowl Champions three times.
Assistant Coach (Defensive Coord./Defensive Backs/Recruiting Coord.)
Brian Bubna is in his eighth season on the MIT football coaching staff in 2016 and serves as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator for the Engineers.
Bubna started at MIT in 2010 as the linebackers coach and then took over as the defensive coordinator in 2012. He has served as the recruiting coordinator for the Engineers since joining the program.
Before coming to MIT, Bubna spent one season at the Maine Maritime Academy where he coached the defensive line for a squad that won the 2009 NEFC championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. Bubna stared coaching football as a volunteer with the Charlestown Townies Amateur team.
Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends and Slots/Strength Coach)
Shea Dwyer enters his first season as a member of the MIT football coach staff in 2016. With the Engineers, Dwyer will serve as the programs offensive coordinator, as well as the tight ends and slots coach and the teams strength coach. Dwyer is also a member of the MIT Sport Performance staff.
Dwyer came to MIT from Muhlenberg College (Pa.), where he served as an assistant coach from 2014-2016 working with the teams tight ends. His team posted a 17-5 record over those two seasons, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and finished ranked in the top 25 in 2014. Dwyer coached a First Team All-American tight end who tied for the national lead in touchdown receptions by a tight end in Division III. He also was responsible for weekly film breakdown and analysis, daily recording of practice and film and working with HUDL to upload and analyze game film.
In addition to his experience at Muhlenberg, Dwyer has also coached at Wesleyan University (Conn.) and at the high school level.
Assistant Coach (Offensive Line/Co-Special Teams Coordinator)
One of the most experienced coaches on the MIT football coaching staff, Al Pogarian will be in his 10th season with the Engineers in 2016 as he works with the offensive line and is the co-special teams coordinator. He brings 21 years of football experience to the MIT program and was honored in 2012 with the Division II-III Assistant Coach of the Year award by the Greater Boston Gridiron Club.
Pogarian came to MIT starting in 2007 as the running backs coach. Under his guidance MIT set a single-game rushing record of 477 yards that season. For the 2008 and 2009 seasons he took over as the Engineers offensive coordinator and saw his unit set school records for points, touchdowns, first downs, rushing yards, total offense, and rushing TDs in 2008. He moved to his current position with the defensive line in 2010.
Prior to MIT, Pogarian was the offensive line coach and nearby Waltham High School from 2001-06 where he coached Mackenzy Bernadeau who currently plays for the NFLs Carolina Panthers.
Assistant Coach (Running Backs/Special Teams/Hybrids)
Steve Brennan will be in his sixth season on the staff at MIT in 2016. He will work with the teams running backs and inside receivers.
Prior to coming the staff at MIT, Brennan served as the offensive/defensive line coach at Noble and Greenough School from 2006-10. While he was there he helped the team to a pair of New England Championships (2006 & 2007) while putting together an unblemished record of 9-0 and winning the ISL title. Brennan also served as head coach of the JV program from 2007-10.
Brennan graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with a degree in sociology. While a student at Northeastern he worked with the Huskies football program as a work study assistant in 2003. A native of Cambridge, he attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
Assistant Coach (Running Backs/Video Coordinator)
Kenn Jones is entering his sixth season at MIT in 2016 and will serve as the programs running backs coach and video coordinator.
Prior to MIT, he worked coaching youth athletics, and held a seat on the board of a Cambridge based youth sports and leadership non-profit organization. As a youth coach he helped lead the Cambridge Falcons football program to back-to-back division titles from 2010-2011. The 2010 team also went on to win their first regional and state championships in program history.
Jones is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston. In 2009 he earned his B.S. in Philosophy, World Religions, and Ethics, and a minor in Psychology. He was temporarily a walk-on and scout team defensive back for the university football program in 2007. He also played for a Boston-area semi-professional team in 2008, and played three years of high school football in Newton, Mass. He is a native of Dorchester, Mass.
Assistant Coach (Wide Receivers/Football Ops)
In his fifth season on the MIT coaching staff is Nick Perron as he is serving as the programs wide receivers coach and football operations coordinator in 2016. He is also working with MIT Recreation as a Membership Services Associate.
Perrons prior football experience before coming to MIT was as a member of the coaching staff at Killingly High School in Danielson, Connecticut for three seasons starting in 2004. While there he served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, preparing game plans and scouting reports while also conducting individual quarterback drills and meetings.Prior to coming to the MIT staff, Perron was a branch manager for Car Group Holdings and a Membership and Guest Services Associate at the Foxwoods Resort Casinos Lake of Isles Golf Resort.
Perron graduated in 2004 with a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in sport management from Nichols College. He was a member of the varsity football team at Nichols for three seasons, starting at wide receiver for two years and at quarterback for one, setting a then school record with three TD passes in one game. While a part of the Bison program he contributed to teams that played in the ECAC Championship game (2000) and was the Boyd Division Champion of the New England Football Conference (2001).
Assistant Coach (Defensive Line)
Nick Brundage enters his second season with the MIT football program in 2016 and serves as the teams defensive line coach.
Brundage comes to the Engineers after spending two and a half years as a high school teacher and coach in Florida. He served as the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator at Northeast High School in St. Petersburg from 2012-2013 before moving to Seminole High School as the assistant offensive coordinator.
A 2012 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in biological sciences, Brundage was a four-year member of the offensive line for the Tartans. He is currently enrolled at Boston University as a graduate student in the School of Education.