UPEI women’s basketball head coach Greg Gould announced his resignation at a team meeting this week. After much reflection, Gould decided to step down for professional reasons. He recently completed his second season with the Panthers.
Gould, originally from Moncton, New Brunswick, joined the Panthers’ coaching staff in the summer of 2012 when former head coach Carly Clarke left to pursue a coaching position at Ryerson University. Prior to his role at UPEI, Gould coached the Riverview High School girl’s basketball team.
“When Greg took the reins of our women’s basketball program, his goal was to make the team an AUS contender—and he’s done just that—as the team successfully stepped it up this season and saw themselves in the AUS semi-finals,” said UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman. “UPEI Athletics and Recreation, and especially his team, will miss his experience and dedication to the program. We thank Greg for his efforts in building the team during his time with us and wish him the very best.”
Gould has coached basketball for over 40 years, leading women’s teams at the high school, post-secondary, and provincial levels, and is a NCCP Level 2 certified coach.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with each of my players over the past two seasons,” said Gould. “They are great examples of true student-athletes, excelling on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.”
UPEI will begin its search for a replacement immediately. Gould’s last official day as head coach is June 20, 2014.