Kate Goupee enters her third season as the Husson men’s outdoor track & field head coach in 2018.
She also serves as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach, the head men's and women's indoor and women's outdoor track & field coach.This past season, Goupee led the men’s outdoor track & field program to a third place finish at the 2017 NAC Outdoor Track & Field Championship, while obliterated the program’s NAC Championship points’ record with 116 points, which previously stood at 78 points (2016). The Eagles record 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 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, Hathaway and Martin), while Dominic Locke was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. Martin and 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 3.39 cumulative team GPA or higher.
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 North Atlantic Conference (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.
Goupee was named the first head coach in men’s outdoor track & field program history on October 28, 2014.
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.