|Title:||Head Football Coach|
|Coaching Role:||Offensive Coordinator|
|Recruiting Area:||RI, Long Island, Hawaii|
Gilmartin now enters his second season at the helm of the Salve Regina football program. Last season the Seahawks went 7-4 overall and 6-1 in the New England Football Conference (NEFC). Gilmartin's squad averaged 28.9 points and 406.9 yards per game overall on offense and 31.1 points and 446.3 yards per game against conference opponents.
With over 15 years of experience coaching football at the collegiate level, Kevin Gilmartin (Franklin Square, N.Y.) took the reins as the next head coach for the Salve Regina University football program on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 succeeding Bob Chesney who a day earlier announced that he is taking over as head coach at Division II Assumption College.
Gilmartin joined the Seahawk football coaching staff in 2012 and
helped lead the squad to a divisional title. Salve Regina reached
the NEFC championship game for only the second time in its
history (first since 2000). In 2012 the Gilmartin offense broke
school records for total points scored (356), total all-purpose
yardage (5,770), and passing touchdowns (19).
Within the special teams game, Gilmartin was directly involved with coaching the return specialists which led to All-American honors for then second-year player Phil Terio (Trumbull, Conn.).
As an assistant coach at Mount Ida College, Gilmartin worked five seasons handling the responsibilities of offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, quarterbacks coach, running backs coach, and admissions liaison. He helped lead the team to three consecutive postseason appearances, advancing to the ECFC title game in 2009, as well as the ECAC North Atlantic Bowl in both 2010 and 2011. The Mustangs set program records for both points and total yards in a season, and Gilmartin was selected to coach in the 2010 All-American Bowl.
Gilmartin gained further collegiate coaching experience as a special teams/assistant running backs coach at Hofstra (Division I-AA) and a quarterbacks/defensive backs coach at Hamilton (Division III) for five years. Coach Gilmartin also spent two seasons at Nipmuc Regional High School where he became the school's all-time winningest head coach.