Kevin Devitt is in his second season on head coach Jerod Haase's staff. Devitt serves as UAB men's basketball Associate Director of Operations.
Devitt joined the Blazers after spending the previous two and a half seasons as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill. During his tenure at Roosevelt, Devitt helped revive the basketball program, which had been dormant for the past 20 years. The Lakers showed tremendous improvement going from four wins in their inaugural campaign to nine wins in year two and 15 wins in year three.Devitt also coached and recruited two CCAC All-Conference players in Tyree York and Jeremiah Jackson.
Prior to Roosevelt, Devitt served as a varsity assistant coach at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, Ill. During his tenure at Richards, the Bulldogs claimed back-to-back South Suburban Red Conference titles. Devitt also served as an assistant track and field coach at Richards, guiding the team to the South Suburban Red Conference title and the 3A Sectional Title.
Before his move to Richards, Devitt spent one year at Lindblom High School, where he helped the Eagles capture the CPS Blue Central Division title and a trip to the CPS playoffs.
Devitt's coaching resume also includes working the Reebok Breakout Challenge in Philadelphia, Pa. as well as the Jim Whitesell Basketball Camp and the Dwyane Wade Skills Academy.
Devitt, a graduate of DePaul University, aided Chicago area players in promoting their skills to prospective colleges, organizing and maintaining the South Suburban Fall Showcase League from 2008-2010. The fall league featured over 200 prospective student-athletes and was recognized as one of the top showcases in the state.
Devitt also founded the Chicago High School Classic, a high school all-star game that recognized the top 30 graduating seniors in the state of Illinois. The contest, which was played annually from 2005-09 and aired on Comcast CN 100, featured over 80 student-athletes whowent on to compete at the NCAA Division I level.Devitt's Chicago High School Classic featured players such as Robert Covington of the Houston Rockets.
Devitt is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) as well as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).