Kevin Hitt joins the ACT coaching staff and brings 17 years of head coaching experience at the high school level and nine years as a collegiate assistant. He amassed a 259-132 record as a head coach in high school and appeared in 11 CIF Tournaments while coaching 51 all-league student athletes.
Now in his second stint at Villa Park High School, Hitt in 2013 lead the Spartans to a 26-5 record and finished atop the Century League standings. Additionally, Hitt coached the league’s most valuable player and had four players named to the All-Century League team and advanced to the second round of the CIF playoffs. In 2012, Hitt led the Spartans to the first round of the CIF playoffs and coached two all-Century League players
Hitt also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the USA Women’s National Team from 2009-12. He was responsible for the implementation of practice protocols and training techniques.
Before Villa Park, Hitt served as head coach at Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif, for five seasons beginning in 2007. He amassed a cumulative 74-57 record during that time and led the team to three playoff appearances. He led the 2009 squad to a 17-6 record to finish second in the Century League and advanced to the second round of the CIF Playoffs. Counting his time at Villa Park, Hitt also had 20 players selected to the all-Century League while at Canyon High School.
Hitt’s first high school head coaching job came at Mayfair High School in 1998, where was at the helm for seven years. He led the team to seven straight league titles and postseason appearances, going 80-0 in the Suburban League. He had 28 players selected to the all-Suburban League team along with six players named to the all-CIF Southern Section team.
On the collegiate level, Hitt has served as an assistant coach at Northern Michigan (1991-93), Rice (1994-95), Cal State Dominguez Hills (1998-2000) and most recently at Long Beach State (2004-06). In eight years as a collegiate assistant coach, Hitt coached 10 All-Americans and two NCAA Players of the Year.
He helped lead Cal State Dominguez Hills to 16 victories in 1999, the most wins for the program since 1983. At Northern Michigan, Hitt was part of a coaching staff that led the Wildcats to the consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship games in 1992 and 1993, winning the title in its second trip.
In his time at Long Beach State, the 49ers won the Big West Conference title in 2005 and made the NCAA Tournament.
Hitt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in single-subject secondary English from National University and is projected to receive his master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University in August