The University of Prince Edward Island announced today that Greg Gould will take the reins as head coach of the women’s basketball team. Gould, originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, most recently coached the Riverview High School’s girls basketball team and will begin his new post at UPEI immediately.
Ron Annear, UPEI's Director of Athletics and Recreation said “Greg Gould is an experienced, committed and highly successful coach. We are pleased with the direction of our women’s basketball program, and now very excited to bring Greg on board to take our program to the next level.”
Gould is honoured to join the Panthers family and eager to work with UPEI athletics, alumni, and the PEI basketball community to move the program forward. “My goal is to help make the team a consistent AUS contender and ultimately, a team that can compete at the national level,” said Gould. “I believe that through hard work and commitment, we will achieve this goal. I also look forward to working with student athletes to help them excel both on the court and in the classroom.”
Gould has coached basketball for 42 years, leading girls basketball teams at Moncton, Fredericton, and Riverview high schools, six times to the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA) AAA provincial championships. He also coached at the post-secondary level, including the St. Thomas University and the New Brunswick Teachers’ College women’s teams, and for a variety of provincial basketball teams. Gould, a NCCP Level 2 certified coach, is a recipient of the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association (ACAA) Coach of the Year, Basketball New Brunswick Coaches Award, and the NBIAA Women’s Coach of the Year award.
A member of the UPEI women’s basketball team, Jenna Jones, also played for Gould on the Riverview High School team and can’t imagine a better coach for the Panthers. “He is someone I have always looked up to,” said Jones. “He has great experience and knows so much about the game. Coach Gould can improve and build a winning team.”
The women’s basketball team will start off the season on October 12–14 when they host the Ottawa Gee-Gees and the Guelph Gryphons, both of the OUA conference, in addition to the Memorial University Sea-Hawks from the AUS conference, during the Mickey Place Tournament.