Kate Goupee enters her fourth season as the Husson women’s indoor track & field head coach in 2017-18.
She also serves as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach, the head men's indoor and women's and men's outdoor track & field coach.
The Eagles women’s indoor track & field team capped off their 2015-16 season with a historical weekend at the 2016 New England Division III Indoor Championship meet. Husson finished in 21st place out of the 31 teams who scored points, setting the program’s New England Indoor Championship points’ record with six points, which marked the first time in program history that the HU women’s indoor track & field team had scored points in this meet. The Eagles had six student-athletes qualify for the New England Championships, setting a new program standard, while Erin Ellison became the first Eagle in program history to finish in the top three in a single-event after throwing a personal best and school record mark of 15.74 meters in the finals of the weight throw en-route to earning her first and the programs’ first All-New England distinction with the performance. Following the weight throw, Husson once again made history by running its first 4x200 meter relay in a New England Championship meet. The quartet of Tamara Rodriguez, Jayda Cabrera, Alecia Palmer and Brooke Hoople combined to finish 20th with a time of 1:53.73. Ellison also became the first Eagle in program history to compete at the New England Open Indoor Championship meet and qualify for finals, finishing ninth in the weight throw with a distance of 15.57 meters and at the ECAC Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship, placing 17th in the weight throw with a mark of 13.85 meters.
Goupee’s first indoor season (2015) saw the Eagles set or broke eight school records and send a school record three student-athletes to the 2015 New England Division III Indoor Championship meet. The Eagles were led by Brooke Hoople, who placed 10th in the 200 meters with a school record time of 26.64, Kelly Kashian, who tied for 10th in the high jump with a leap of 4-11.00 and Kerianne Downing, who took ninth in the pentathlon with 2,769 points, which was nearly 100 points better than her school-record mark. This marked the first time in program history that the Eagles had three student-athletes finish in the top-10 at the championship meet.
Since Coach Goupee join the track & field program back in 2012, the women’s indoor and outdoor squads have been named a USTFCCA Division III All-Academic team (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). To be eligible for the All-Academic a team must hold a 3.39 cumulative team GPA or higher.
Goupee was named the second head coach in women’s indoor track & field program history on May 30, 2014 after serving as distance coach from 2013-2014.
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.