Rob DiBernardo enters his ninth season as a member of the MIT men's basketball coaching staff in 2018-19 and is in his first as associate head coach.
During his eight-year tenure with Coach Anderson at MIT, the Engineers have compiled a record of 173-51 (.770) with six NCAA Tournament appearances, five NEWMAC Championships, one Final Four in 2012 and an appearance in the 2018 Elite Eight. In addition, the team has had over 50 Academic All-Conference honorees and four Academic All-Americans.
Prior to joining the Engineers, DiBernardo was an assistant coach at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Mass. The team captured the 2010 MIAA Division I State Championship with a 26-1 record (.962) and went undefeated in the Merrimack Valley Conference.
Previously, DiBernardo developed his administrative, teaching and coaching skills at The Cambridge School of Weston in his roles as Assistant Dean of Students, Dorm Associate and Varsity Head Coach. In his five-year stint as head coach, the basketball program amassed a record of 71-32 (.689) that included an unprecedented five straight NEPSAC Tournament appearances and five consecutive conference finals appearances. This success culminated in the program's first-ever NEPSAC Class DII championship, which came in 2009.
DiBernardo is a "Triple Terrier" earning his undergraduate degree in English Literature, a Masters in Physical Education and Coaching and most recently received his doctorate in Sport Psychology from Boston University, completing grant-funded research on mindfulness and performance.