Spring Athletics

Gould student-athletes turn their attention to spring sports long before the snow begins to melt and the grass begins to reappear. In fact, it’s not uncommon to find groups of friends in the Farnsworth Field House playing catch, in the batting cage, spinning, shooting on goal, or in one of the two indoor skateparks.

Once spring has sprung, those athletes are the first ones back on the Lacrosse turf, baseball and softball diamonds, roads of Western Maine, at the outdoor skatepark – back on their metaphorical – and in some cases literal – horse.

Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities

Harkins Bob Harkins

Athletic Director

B.A., University of Maine, Orono

Bio

Mr. Harkins returns to Gould, after serving as General Manager at Mt. Abram for the last three years. He is the former Winter Term Director at Gould from 2012 to 2016. He is the former Assistant Alpine Director, Director of Athlete Development, U.S. Ski Team, 1980-1988, USSA Level 5 Certified Coach. From 1988 to 2003 he was vice president of Resort Services at Sunday River Ski Resort. Bob was inducted into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame in 2010.

A Registered Maine Guide, he and wife Sally have a daughter, Abigail (4 grandchildren), and sons Sawyer ’14 and Chase ’16. Sawyer is a West Point grad serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Carson, CO. Chase is also at West Point. Bob has a passion for the outdoors — fly fishing, hiking with their retrievers Tripp & Murphy, skinning, and coaching.