Desmond 'Des' Kitchings
Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
11th year/3rd at NCSU
Earned a B.S. in health and exercise science from Furman in 2000.
A native of Wagener, S.C., Kitchings and his wife, Heather, have three children: Aiden (7), Ava (5) and Austen (3).
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.
As a coach: 2004 Furman; As a player: 1999 Furman.
DES KITCHINGS' COACHING CAREER:
|2004-07||Furman||Tight Ends / Special Teams Coordinator|
|2008-09||Vanderbilt||Running Backs/Running Game Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator|
|2011||Air Force||Running Backs/Running Game Coordinator|
|2012||NC State||Running Backs/Tight Ends|
|2013||NC State||Running Backs|
|2013||NC State||Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator|