Desmond 'Des' Kitchings

Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

Alma Mater
Furman, 2000
Coaching Experience
11th year/3rd at NCSU

EDUCATION:

Earned a B.S. in health and exercise science from Furman in 2000.

PERSONAL DATA:

A native of Wagener, S.C., Kitchings and his wife, Heather, have three children: Aiden (7), Ava (5) and Austen (3).

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

College - A standout receiver/return specialist at Furman. As a senior in 1999, Kitchings helped Furman win the first of three conference championships. He ranks among the school's all-time leaders in receptions and returns. As a specialist, he averaged 29.3 yards on 33 kickoff returns - the second-best mark in Southern Conference history. Four were returned for touchdowns - also a school record. A consensus all-Southern Conference selection as both a receiver and returner, Kitchings earned All-America honors as a return specialist in 1999 after leading the NCAA I-AA division in return average. He became the youngest inductee into the Furman Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.; Professional - selected by Kansas City in the 2000 NFL Draft, and spent four years on practice squads and rosters of NFL squads.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

As a coach: 2004 Furman; As a player: 1999 Furman.

DES KITCHINGS' COACHING CAREER:

Year(s)TeamPosition
2004-07FurmanTight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator
2008-09VanderbiltRunning Backs/Running Game Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator
2010VanderbiltOffensive Coordinator
2011Air ForceRunning Backs/Running Game Coordinator
2012NC StateRunning Backs/Tight Ends
2013NC StateRunning Backs
2013NC StateRunning Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

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