Kate Goupee enters her fifth season as the Husson men’s cross country head coach and seventh year on the staff in 2018. She also serves as the head men’s & women’s indoor and outdoor track & field coach at Husson.
This past fall, Goupee mentored her men's squad to new territory, as the Eagles finished in the top five for the first time in program history in the NAC Championship - hosted by University of Maine at Farmington on October 28, 2017 - with one runner - freshman Zach Hartman - claiming All-NAC accolades with top-10 finish. Hartman, who placed 10th overall, collected the program's first All-Conference honor, while sophomore Patrick Welch landed on the All-Sportmanship team.
Off the course, Coach Goupee saw two Eagles earn NAC All-Academic honors, while the men's cross country program earned their second straight U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III All-Academic Team award.
2016: In 2016, Goupee guided the Eagles to a program best sixth-place finish in the NAC Championship - hosted by Northern Vermont University-Johnson on October 29, 2016. Senior Andrew Balsamo finished 16th, the highest finish by an Eagle runner in the NAC Championship in program history with a 28:49. Junior Derek Hawes was named to the NAC Sportsmanship team.
Off the course, Coach Goupee saw two Eagles earn NAC All-Academic honors, while the men's cross country program earned their first USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Team award since 2013.
2015: In 2015, Coach Goupee led the men's program to a seventh-place finish in the NAC Championship - hosted by Husson on October 31, 2015. Junior Andrew Balsamo collected NAC All-Sportsmanship honors.
2014: The Eagles men's cross country team finished ninth in the NAC in 2014. Sophomore Andrew Balsamo competed for the Eagles in the ECAC Championship and NCAA DIII Regional Championship.
Goupee came to Husson in 2012 as an assistant cross country and spent two seasons in that role before being named the fifth head coach in program history on May 30, 2014.
Before coming to Husson, 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.