Devin M. Kitterick (BS, ‘10; MBA, ‘12) is the head coach for the Wildcats’ NCAA Division III men’s and women’s tennis teams, a position he has held since 2015. Kitterick was also assistant coach for the men’s tennis team from 2010-15.
During his tenure as head coach, Kitterick’s teams have won two championships and appeared in six out of nine conference finals. He has coached three Rookies of the Year, a Player of the Year, a Doubles Team of the Year, and numerous First Team and Second Team All-Conference members. Kitterick has been named GNAC Conference Coach of the Year five times in nine seasons. During the 2019 season, he celebrated his 100th coaching win.
In addition to representing JWU on the court, Kitterick and his teams have represented the university in the community with their support for WaterFire Providence, an organization to which Kitterick has volunteered more than 6,000 hours of his time since 2007.
Kitterick is a former Wildcat student/athlete himself who worked his way up on the men’s tennis team to the number one positions in both singles and doubles and the captaincy in his senior year. He was twice named to the All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference Team. His victory in the finals of the 2008 GNAC tournament secured the team its last championship season.
A Massachusetts native who played varsity tennis for Bridgewater-Raynham High School before entering Johnson & Wales University, Kitterick earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the university in 2010. He also earned his MBA in global business leadership and financial services from JWU in 2012.
Coach Kitterick prides himself on his ability to build championship-caliber organizations through inclusivity, ingenuity, and integrity. His mission is to bring good humans into the Johnson & Wales University family and then inspire them to become outstanding student/athletes in the Wildcat Way.