Kevin Devitt is in his second season as an assistant coach on the men's basketball staff under head coach Joe Griffin.
"Kevin did a great job last year in his first year as a college coach," said Head Coach Joe Griffin. "He coordinated our recruiting, managed film exchange, involved himself in opponent scouting, managed the managers, handled travel arrangements, was involved in strength and conditioning, and was basically in the middle of everything. This year he'll take on even more duties and we expect him to play an integral role in the revival of Roosevelt Basketball."
Devitt joined the Lakers after spending the past two seasons as the head freshman boy's basketball coach and 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.
Prior to Richards, Devitt spent one year at Lindblom High School, where he served as head freshman basketball coach and varsity assistant. Lindbloom captured the CPS Blue Central Division title that year.
Devitt's coaching resume also includes working the Reebok
Breakout Challenge as well as the Jim Whitesell Basketball Camp and the Dwyane
Wade Skills Academy.
Devitt, a graduate of DePaul University, has aided Chicago area players in promoting their skills to prospective colleges, organizing and maintaining the South Suburban Fall Showcase League. The fall league has featured over 200 prospective student-athletes the last two years and is 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. The contest, which was played annually from 2005-09 and aired on Comcast CN 100, featured over 75 student-athletes who went on to compete at the NCAA Division I level.
Devitt attended Carmel Catholic High School in Mundelein, Ill., where he played football and ran track. The football team won the 2003 6A State Championship, and he was a state qualifier during his prep tenure.