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.
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.
Goupee came to Husson in 2013 as the women's outdoor distance coach before being promoted to tri-interim head women’s outdoor track & field coach in 2014.
Before coming to Husson, Goupee served for 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 in 2004 and 2005.
Goupee was awarded the Maine Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association Class B Coach of the Year in 2006, the Portland Press Harold 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 was a three-time captain and earned All-MAC honors in three straight seasons between 1999-2001, including Runner of the Year honor in 2001. Goupee was a selected to the NAIA All-Region District 10 Team all four seasons and Runner of the Year in 2001 and 2002. She was voted All-SAC and Runner of the Year in 2002.
Goupee was the Maine Collegiate State Championship runner-up in 2001 and a NAIA National Championship qualifier for three seasons from 2000-02. She was tabbed a NAIA All-American in 2002.
Off the course, Goupee was named a NAIA Academic All-American in 2001 and 2002.
Goupee earned a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and social science from Maine-Farmington in 2003 while graduating cum laude.
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.
She and her husband, Andy, have one daughter, Belle.