Kyle Devitte enters his fourth season as head coach of the men's lacrosse program. He was named head coach in September, 2008. Devitte also serves as head coach of the men's golf program.
During his tenure, the team has shown drastic improvement. Devitte inherited a program that posted a 3-8 overall mark including a winless conference campaign in 2008 and went 2-8 in Devitte's first season, although the team saw marked improvement defensively and offensively.
That improvement paid dividends in 2010 as the squad posted a 7-4 overall mark, the greatest single-season tunraround in program history, which included as season-ending five-game winning streak. The seven wins matched both the 2006 and 2007 squads for most single season wins in program history.
Changes for the better come again in 2012 as the squad enters its second year in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference as an associate member, after spending two years as a NCAA independent.
A native of Henniker, N.H., Devitte came to Daniel Webster College after serving the last two seasons as assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Emerson College, one of the Eagles rivals in the North Atlantic Conference. He has also previously served assistant coaching roles at Saint Anselm College (2005-06), Franklin Pierce College (2005-2005, and Plymouth State University (2003-2004).
Beyond the college game, Devitte has also served in coaching roles with the Leading EdgeUnder-17 Lacrosse program, and clinics including the Full Tilt Lacrosse Clinic in Cambridge, Mass., Camp Winadu in Pittsfield, Mass., and Brown University’s Top 300 recruiting camp.
Off the field, Devitte is an accomplished lacrosse writer. He is a recognized and widely read contributing staff writer and columnist for Inside Lacrosse both online and in print and served as a columnist for Major League Lacrosse and the Boston Cannons.
A 2003 graduate of Clark University with a degree in English Literature, Devitte played three seasons with the Cougars, finishing as the team's leading scorer in both his junior and senior years. He finished among the program's top-ten all time for groundballs. He also played one season at Saint Michael's College and has played for the Vermont Voyagers of the Quebec Senior Lacrosse League and participated in the Presidents cup; Canada’s Senior B club competition.