Desilets was named the ninth head coach in program history in January 2017 after serving as head coach at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the previous five seasons.
In 2018, his Wheaton squad compiled an 11-7-1 overall record while making an appearance in the opening round of the 2018 NEWMAC tournament at Springfield College.
During his first year at the helm in Norton, Desilets guided the Lyons to a 15-3-1 overall mark, with an 8-2 record in conference play. Bobby's leadership helped produced five All-Conference selections, including the 2017 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year.
In his tenure at Wentworth, Desilets rebuilt the Leopards into a Commonwealth Coast Conference contender, taking the Leopards from a barely .300 team and guiding them to their first-ever CCC Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance. Building off a successful 2015 season that saw Desilets named both the CCC and ECAC New England Coach of the Year and seven of his players were named All-CCC, the 2016 squad captured many firsts, including hoisting the first conference championship for any female sport in Wentworth history.
Desilets' 2016 Wentworth team finished the season with a 16-4-3 record. After defeating Gordon, 4-0, in the CCC title game, the Leopards defeated nationally ranked Arcadia, 1-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to the defending national champions, Williams, 1-0 in the second round. The team also finished as the CCC co-regular season champions.
Desilets is no stranger to rebuilding programs, having done the same thing at Newbury College. In his three seasons with the Nighthawks, he improved the team's record from 4-10-2 in his first season to the program's first winning season in 2011 season (8-7-1) and advanced to the New England Collegiate Conference Tournament every year. In each season the team's goal output increased and the number of goals allowed decreased.
Prior to arriving at Newbury Desilets spent two seasons at Lesley University where he spent the 2007 season as an assistant men's soccer coach and the 2008 season as an assistant women's soccer coach. While with the women's team, the Lynx had a program-best record of 16-3-2 and he helped recruit the 2009 NECC Rookie of the Year.
A Burrillville, R.I., native, Desilets was a four-year standout in men's soccer at Bowdoin College, helping the Polar Bears to a 43-17-5 record during his career and an appearance in the 2003 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament. During his junior season he was named both First Team All-New England Small College Athletic Conference and Third Team All-New England. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and History from Bowdoin in 2005 and earned his Master's degree from Northeastern University in 2015.
Outside of collegiate coaching experience he is the former Girls Director of Coaching for the FC Boston Bolts and coaches their U-12 team. Desilets has been involved with the Scorpions Soccer Club in the past where he has coached the U-11 boys group and the U-18 and U-17 girls' groups and is an evaluator with the Massachusetts Olympic Development Program. Presently he coaches for the Boston Breakers of the National Women's Soccer League.
|2009||4-10-2||3-5||NECC Quarter Finals|
|2011||8-7-1||5-3-1||NECC First Round|
|2013||7-9-4||4-3-2||Game 5 - CCC Semifinals|
|2014||9-9-4||3-5-1||ECAC New England Quarterfinals|
|2015||17-3-2||8-1||ECAC New England Semifinals|
|2016||16-4-3||7-2||NCAA Tournament - 2nd Round|
|Career Totals||99-73-22||10 Seasons|