Dr. Kevin Deitrick
In his current position, the Pittsburgh native works one-on-one with each men’s basketball student-athlete in providing a blueprint for a successful academic career.
Deitrick, who has a wealth of experience as an academic administrator at the high school level, assists student-athletes in making the transition to college life, choosing a major field of study and making progress toward a degree.
Deitrick spent 10 years as an administrator, assistant athletic director, coach and social studies teacher at the high school level prior to his first stint at Duquesne. He held those various positions while working in the highly regarded Upper St. Clair and North Allegheny School Districts. He served as AD at North Hills for three years.
A graduate of Canevin High School, Deitrick completed his bachelor’s degree in history and education at Washington & Jefferson in 1993. While at W&J he competed for the golf team.
Deitrick holds K-12 principal and social studies secondary education certifications, a doctorate in educational instructional leadership and a master’s degree in history from Duquesne University.
Deitrick has also taught history courses as an adjunct professor in the DU liberal arts department.
Athletics and academics have always played a role in the Deitrick family. Kevin’s late father, Richard - in addition to being a varsity letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball at the University of Pittsburgh from 1950-53 - became the first Pitt football player to earn Academic All-America honors when he was named in 1952.
Dr. Deitrick resides in Scott Township.