CHAMPIONSHIPS (1): 2018 (NAC)
COACH OF THE YEAR (1): 2018 (NAC)
Kate Goupee enters her fourth season as the Husson men’s outdoor track & field head coach and distance coach in 2019. She also serves as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach and the head women’s and men's indoor and women's outdoor track & field coach.
Goupee was named the program's inaugural head coach on October 28th, 2014 and has since built the program from a reboot, to a conference winning-level team, and on of the best men's outdoor track & field programs in New England, which captured the program's first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Outdoor Championship in 2018.
The 2018 outdoor campaign will go down as one of the most memorable and historical seasons in Husson men’s track & field history. The Eagles captured the program’s first-ever North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship. The championship victory included seven individual champions and one relay champion in the 4x100, while seeing the Eagles record 36 top-six finishes for a new program NAC Championship points record of 198 points.
Ten Eagles competed in the 2018 New England Division III Outdoor Championship - the most in program history - with Robenson Saintard and Dominick Lizotte earning the program’s third and fourth All-New England honors, while Eric Hathaway became the first Eagle in program history to earn All-New England honors in back-to-back seasons and the relay team of Jake Dobos, Race Bouchard, Evan Chadborne and Saintard earned Husson track & field regardless of gender first All-New England relay honor in the 4x100. Lizotte’s effort resulted into program’s first-ever New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championship qualifer.
Following the historical outdoor season, a program record 12 of Goupee’s student-athletes were recognized with a program record 15 All-NAC selections, led by the NAC Track Athlete of the Year, Saintard - the NAC Field Athlete of the Year, Eric Hathaway, and NAC Rookie of the Year, Zion Gurney, making it the first time in program history that a Husson student-athlete won each award. Additionally, Goupee was recognized as the NAC Coach of the Year, her first on the men’s side.
2017: In 2017, Goupee led the men’s outdoor track & field program to a third place finish at the 2017 NAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship, which obliterated the program’s NAC Championship points’ record with 116 points, which previously stood at 78 points (2016).
The Eagles recorded 29 top-six finishes, led by freshman Justin Martin, who won the NAC individual crown in the javelin throw. Her squad also finished 27th at the 2017 New England Division III Outdoor Championship in their first-ever appearance at the meet. Four Eagles competed in the meet which saw Eric Hathaway and Justin Martin become the first two All-New England honorees in program history.
Following the season, four Eagles earned All-Conference honors (Nick Young, Francesco Wright, Eric Hathaway and Justin Martin), while Dominic Locke was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. Justin Martin and Dominic Locke garner All-NAC Academic accolades as well, while the team was named a a USTFCCA Division III All-Academic team. To be eligible for the All-Academic a team must hold a 3.10 cumulative team GPA or higher.
2016: Goupee guided the men’s outdoor track & field program to a number of strong finishes in its inaugural season as an NCAA sport after being reestablished after a 73 year hiatus in 2016. Numerous athletes recorded top-ten finishes throughout the season, culminating in an impressive showing in the inaugural NAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship with a fourth placed finish with 78 total points, which included one individual champion and two team runner-up finishes in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Following the inaugural season, Goupee saw six of her man earn All-NAC honors (Miguel Caballero, Jake Dobos, Dustin Wood, Nick Young, Will Richard and Josh Wheeler) and two (Andrew Balsamo and Jeff Love) named to the NAC All-Academic Team, while Nick Young earned All-NAC Sportsmanship honors.
Before coming to Husson in the fall of 2012, Goupee spent four seasons as the head cross country coach at Mount Desert Island High School from 2006-09 after being the assistant coach for the previous two seasons.
Goupee was awarded the Maine Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Class B Coach of the Year in 2006, the Portland Press Herald State of Maine Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2006, as well as the Penobscot Valley Conference Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2006 and 2008.
Goupee was a four-year letterwinner on the women’s cross country team at University of Maine at Farmington from 1999-2002. She earned All-Conference and NAIA All-Region accolades in four straight seasons from 1999-2002, including back-to-back Conference and NAIA Region 10 Runner of the Year honors in 2001 and 2002.
The three-time captain was the 2001 Maine Intercollegiate State Championship individual runner-up and a NAIA National Championship qualifier for three seasons from 2000-02, earning NAIA All-American honors with a 21st place finish at the 2002 NAIA National Championship.
Off the course, Goupee was named a NAIA Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002.
The Dedham, Maine, native attended Brewer High School and lettered in cross country from 1995-98 and was a member of three Class A State Championship teams.
Kate and her husband, Andy, have one daughter, Belle.