Sarah Martinez | Assistant Coach
Martinez joined the Yale staff as an assistant coach in January of 2019. She spent the last three seasons working under head coach Brendan Faherty at Stony Brook where she was recognized as part of the America East Coaching Staff of the Year in 2016 and 2018.
During her tenure, she helped lead the Seawolves to three straight winning seasons and conference tournament appearances, a regular season championship, a conference tournament championship and a berth in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the school's first NCAA appearance since 2012.
Martinez played at the University of Washington, where she led the Huskies to three NCAA Tournament appearances and was named team captain and Offensive Team MVP in her junior and senior seasons. She was named to the All-Pac 12 second team as a senior and won the University of Washington Athletic Department’s Most Inspirational Female Athlete Award twice.
After her playing career, Martinez spent four seasons on the Huskies’ coaching staff, serving as the Director of Soccer Operations for the men’s and women’s programs.
Martinez graduated from the University of Washington in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, then earned a Master of Education in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership from the University of Washington in 2013.
Sade Ayinde | Assistant Coach
Ayinde was named an assistant coach at Yale in January of 2019 after spending three seasons at Stony Brook, working under Brendan Faherty.
Ayinde was recognized as part of the America East Coaching Staff of the Year in 2016 and 2018. In her three seasons at Stony Brook, the Seawolves posted three straight winning seasons and conference tournament appearances, won a regular season championship, a conference tournament championship and earned a berth in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the school's first NCAA appearance since 2012.
Ayinde played at the University of Maryland, where she led the Terrapins to three NCAA Tournament appearances, scoring 16 goals and adding 19 assists. She was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Mid Atlantic Freshman Team in 2008 and was voted the NSCAA National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week in 2010 after scoring both of Maryland’s goals in a 2-1 win over No. 2 North Carolina.
Following her collegiate years, Ayinde spent a season playing professionally in the first and second divisions in Sweden.
Ayinde’s coaching experience includes six years as a head coach of numerous girls’ teams with East Meadow Soccer Club. She also serves as a scout for US Soccer in the Northeast region and served as an assistant coach with ENYYSA ODP for several years.
She holds a USSF “B” coaching license and an NSCAA National Diploma.
Ayinde graduated from the University of Maryland in 2012, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice.