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MIT Coach Named to Lead Yellowjackets Football
martinoNEW COACH: Chad Martinovich debuts this fall as Rochester’s football coach. (Photo: Athletics and Recreation)

The award-winning head coach of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s football program has been named head football coach at Rochester.

Chad Martinovich, whose nine seasons leading the Engineers included a conference championship, becomes the Yellowjackets’ 31st coach. He will lead the team for the season opener on September 1 at Case Western Reserve University.

Credited with building a regularly contending program at MIT, Martinovich was named the 2014 Coach of the Year for the New England Football Conference, New England Football Writers College Division Coach of the Year, ECAC Coach of the Year, and the American Football Coaches Association Region I Division III Coach of the Year.

During his nine years in Cambridge, MIT football players have earned 17 CoSIDA Academic All-America awards, including seven selections to the First Team. The MIT quarterback was named the 2017 CoSIDA Division III Football Academic All-American of the Year. He has coached two All-Americans, 16 All-Region players, four All–New England performers, and 63 All-Conference players at MIT.

After graduating from Hobart College, where he played football, Martinovich embarked on a coaching career that has taken him to Bucknell, Hamilton, the University at Albany, Swarthmore, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.