Fall Athletics

Determination. Passion. Pride.

Something happens when you wear your Gould uniform for the first time. The realization that comes with being a part of a team with players both new and veteran that represent generations of competitors who, before you, helped win championships, set records, and went on to play in college.

Welcome to the team. Welcome to being a Husky.

Recent Fall Sports Highlights

  • Our Mountain Bike Team represents the 2014 and 2015 New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) league champions.
  • The Boys’ Varsity Cross Country Team placed second at the New England Championship (out of 34 other teams), and the Girls Cross Country Team finished in 16th place.
  • Our Golf Team is consistently in the running for the MAISAD Championship. The co-ed team consists of players who compete around the country and has included past Maine State Junior Amateur Champions who have gone on to compete for Division One golf teams.
  • Gould’s Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer Teams are two of the top boarding school programs in New England and compete among a number of New England preparatory schools including New Hampton School, Tilton School, Hebron Academy, and many others.

Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities

Tara Whiton

Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities
PhD East Tennessee State University
M.S. Montana State University
B.S. University of Southern Maine
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Sport Nutritionist
Certified Exercise Physiologist


Dr. Whiton holds a PhD in Sport Performance and Physiology from the Center of Excellence for Sports Science and Coach Education at East Tennessee State University where she has done extensive research on the intricacies of athlete development and performance. She has worked with the best track and field, cross country, and Nordic skiing athletes and coaches around the country in both the NCAA and NAIA at schools such as King University, Milligan College, Montana State University, and Bowdoin College and has been successful at helping these athletes and coaches to develop their strength and nutrition training interventions. She is a passionate coach—both for athletes and fellow coaches—who loves helping everyone, regardless of talent, reach their full potential. She also holds a master’s degree in exercise science and nutrition from Montana State University and completed her bachelors at the University of Southern Maine. She and husband Tim Whiton ’05 live in Bethel with their son, Rhys. When she is not in the weight room or roving the mountains of western Maine, Dr. Whiton enjoys cooking, picking wildflowers, and reading non-fiction.