In just three years, Devin Kitterick has pushed the Johnson & Wales University women's and men's teams to the top of the GNAC. During the 2016-17 season, Kitterick earned the rare feat of being named the GNAC Coach of the Year on both the women's and men's side.
Under his watch, the women's program has won back-to-back conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In 2017, Nina Cohen became the first player to earn GNAC Player of the Year honors. The JWU men's team has been on the cusp of a title, including the 2017 squad that was defeated in the GNAC championship match.
Kitterick was named the head men's & women's tennis coach in July, 2015. He was promoted to the top spot after five seasons as the asisstant coach on the men's side for the Wildcats. In addition, he served as the assistant women’s tennis coach for three years at Rhode Island College.
Before made the transition to coaching, Kitterick was a star player for the Wildcats. He was twice named to the All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference Team and was a key part of JWU’s 2008 GNAC Championship team.
A four-year starter, Kitterick worked his way up the Wildcats' line-up, culminating at number one singles and doubles his senior season. He began his tennis career playing four seasons as a varsity starter at Bridgewater-Raynham High School.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Johnson & Wales in 2010. He also earned his MBA in global business leadership and financial services from JWU in 2012