Kate Goupee enters her second season as the Husson men’s indoor track & field head coach and the team’s distance coach in 2018-19. She also serves as the head men’s and women’s cross country coach and the head women’s indoor and outdoor track & field coach. Coach Goupee is also active within the North Altantic Conference (NAC) as current sports chair for Men’s & Women’s Track & Field, while serving on the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Rules Committe.
Goupee was named the program's inaugural head coach on March 9th, 2017 and has since developed one of the best men's indoor track & field programs in New England in just one season as a varsity sport at Husson.
Goupee’s first season (2017-18) at the helm of the men’s indoor track & field program in its inaugural season as an NCAA sport, saw numerous strong finishes by its athletes, including the program’s first-ever All-New England honoree in Eric Hathaway, who took a sixth-place in the shot put with a throw of 14.14 meters.
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.