Kevin Devitt is in his fourth season with the Blazers, his second as the director of operations after previously serving as the administrative assistant and associate director of operations during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
Devitt and the Blazers made a remarkable run during the 2014-15 season, claiming UAB's first-ever Conference USA Tournament Championship, before advancing to the Round of 32 at the 2015 NCAA Tournament with a 60-59 win against No. 3 seed Iowa State.
Devitt joined UAB's staff 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 spent three years in the high school ranks, two seasons at Richards High School in Oak Lawn and one season at Lindblom High School of the Chicago Public League. During his tenure at Richards, the Bulldogs claimed back-to-back South Suburban Red Conference titles.
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 Philadelphia 76ers.