Gavin Fitts is entering his eighth season with the Framingham State University football program and will serve as the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach. Fitts transitions to the offensive side of the ball to work with the receivers after serving as the defensive backs coach for the past few seasons.
Prior to joining the Framingham State football staff, Fitts spent three seasons as the head varsity football coach at the Dexter School in Brookline, where he continues to teach mathematics and coach ice hockey and baseball.
Under Coach Fitts’ leadership, the Rams have improved both in the special teams phase of the game and in pass defense each of the past five seasons. In 2011, the Rams ranked first in the conference in net punting, second in kickoff coverage, third in field goal percentage, and fourth in punt return average. In 2012, the Rams finished fourth nationally in pass defense efficiency and third nationally in interceptions. During the 2013 season, FSU led the conference in punt return yardage and average, and finished fifth in the nation in total defense. In 2014, the Rams led the conference in both punt return yardage and pass defense yardage. This past season, the Rams led the conference in punt return yardage, kickoff coverage, and kick return average. Fitts has mentored two all-conference returners, two all-conference punters, and an all-conference place kicker. During Fitts’ time as a coach on the defensive side of the ball the Rams have had to MASCAC, defensive players of the year as well as multiple all-conference defensive backs.
A 2002 graduate of Hamilton College, Fitts played both football and baseball for the Continentals. He holds a master’s degree in coaching and physical education from Boston University. Fitts currently resides in Dedham with his wife, Whitney, and two daughters, Chandler and Harper.