UPEI’s Coach Gould in for the long haul

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Sheila Kerry

July 4, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN)—UPEI Athletics and Recreation announced this week the extension of women’s basketball head coach Greg Gould to an additional three-year contract, through to the end of the 2015–16 season.

Gould joins men’s basketball head coach Tim Kendrick as the second coach this year to sign a three-year extension at UPEI.

“Having Greg sign for a longer term to lead the women’s basketball program is a major step for Panther sport—not only for great results in the AUS, but to provide a positive student-athlete experience—which is a priority for us at UPEI,” said Director of Athletics and Recreation Bill Schurman. “Greg is a proven winner and tactician who cares for his players a great deal. He understands the importance of community engagement, alumni, pride, and giving back. We’re very pleased to have Greg and his family commit to UPEI for three more seasons.”

Gould took over the program last year and led the Panthers to their best season in the last four years—finishing sixth in the league with 20 points. Gould helped to establish the team as a hardworking team and plans to continue to strive for excellence for his athletes both on and off the court. Last year’s women’s basketball team had five members receive CIS Academic All-Canadian mentions. Gould enjoys living on PEI, and with this extension, he and his family are now able to look forward to establishing long-term roots in their community.

“I’m excited to be in charge of the UPEI women’s basketball program for the next three years. I would like to thank our athletics department, the University, the Green & White Club, alumni, and friends for showing their confidence in my leadership,” said Gould. “I look forward to working together as we move the program forward to the top of the AUS conference.”

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