There are many opportunities to play boys’ soccer at Gould Academy thanks to a varsity team and two junior varsity teams.
As one of the top boarding school soccer programs in New England, our student-athletes compete among a number of New England schools including New Hampton School, Tilton School, Hebron Academy, and Hyde School.
Our state of the art Farnsworth Field House – with open space for drills, several athletic rooms, and weight room – makes training for soccer available during every season. With four fields located directly on campus, home games are fun events.
Those team members who aspire to play in college have the benefit of working directly with their coaches, as well as the Athletic Director and College Counseling office, to map out a successful off-season training and playing schedule.
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Boys’ Soccer Coaches
Chris served as the Interim Head of School at Cambridge Friends School in Cambridge, Massachusetts for two years, and was Headmaster at Kent School in Chestertown, Maryland, from 2011-2016. From 2002-2011, he served as Middle School Head and Assistant Head of School at the Montgomery School in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania.
Chris began his teaching career at The Fenn School in 1987 and held several positions there over 15 years, including classroom teacher, advisor, ice hockey and lacrosse coach, and Director of Admission and Financial Aid.
He is originally from New York City and attended Salisbury School in Connecticut as a boarding student. He is a graduate of Long Island University, where he earned a B.S. in health and physical education, and Columbia University, where he earned an M.A. in educational leadership.
He and his wife, Cri-Cri, have been married for 27 years and have two children – Taylor, a daughter who recently graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and a son Christopher, a student at High Point University in North Carolina.
“As soon as I stepped onto campus, it was clear to me that Gould is a special place,” says Gorycki. “I was moved by the polite and respectful demeanor of the students and impressed by their thoughtful questions and insightful comments. I appreciated their focus on inclusivity and social justice, two areas that I have learned a great deal about during my time at Cambridge Friends School. Great schools are great not solely because of their impressive facilities or challenging curriculum, but because of the committed members within the community. My wife Cri-Cri and I are very excited to be joining what we believe to be a great school.”
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Coach Gandee brings over 15 years of experience to the Gould Academy Competition Program’s Snowboard Team. A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, he earned a degree in management and organizational development, and later spent 10 years working at resorts including Stratton, Okemo, Killington, Northstar, and Sierra at Tahoe. Most recently, he was the Snowboard Program Director at Killington Mountain School in Vermont. Coach Gandee’s list of credentials is extensive. In addition to being on the AASI National Team from 2004 until 2008, he is Level III certified, an examiner for the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI), and a USSA Level 300 SBX Coach and Level 200 Aerials coach. In his spare time, he also serves as the coach representative on the USASA Board of Directors. When not coaching (or preparing to coach), Coach Gandee spends time on the Hudson River Gorge in the Adirondacks as a whitewater rafting guide. He is an avid rock climber and loves exploring rivers and lakes with his wife, Courtney, and their two golden retrievers.
A native of Auburn, Maine, and a former athlete in the Gould Academy weekend program, Coach Snowe has had a lifelong passion for ski racing. He began sharing his love for the sport as a coach in the GACP Weekend Program and has been an asset to our coaching staff for over a decade. He also helps guide aspiring snow sport athletes through the admissions process as part of the Admissions team. Coach Snowe graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies, and his coaching approach is anchored by principles of team development, which resonates well with our athletes. Coach Snowe lives in Bethel with his wife, Courtney. When he is not on the hill, he enjoys golfing and spending time on the water in Cundy’s Harbor, Maine.