Baseball

Gould’s Varsity Baseball Team is known for giving teams a run for their money with undefeated regular seasons and MAISAD league championships. It’s not uncommon for one or two of our players to be named to the all-state teams each year.

In season our players practice five days a week, playing games against schools within the MAISAD league throughout Maine and New Hampshire. Dedicated coaches work with team members on building strong fundamentals and a solid understanding of sportsmanship. With the help of the Athletic Director and College Counseling, coaches also help those students who want to play in college form a plan for in-season and offseason training.

During the offseason, many of our players can be found in the Farnsworth Field House weight room, batting cage, or in groups pitching and catching. Our full-time athletic trainer keeps players in shape through specific weightlifting and conditioning programs. We are also one of the host schools for the Bethel American Legion team, giving our players the opportunity to play hard through the summer in a competitive American Legion program.

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Baseball Coaches

Robert Manning

Dean of Community Life
History Teacher
B.A. St. Lawrence University
M.A. Tufts University
Baseball Head Coach
Ski Patrol Program Co-Director

Bio

Mr. Manning has over 30 years of experience in the classroom. A gifted speaker, he is a dramatic presence in the classroom. His energetic discussions are engaging and can often be heard into the halls and nearby classrooms. Aside from being a dedicated and talented teacher, Mr. Manning is dedicated to the seven-day boarding school tradition where students come first, whether it be in the classroom, on the athletic fields, or in the dormitory. When not teaching Mr. Manning can be found on the mountain with the Ski Patrol Program, teaching students the ins and outs of mountain operations and wilderness medicine. In the Spring, he is on the baseball field coaching the Boys’ Varsity Team, meticulously maintaining the diamond between games. Mr. Manning lives on campus in the Hutchinson House with wife, Denise, and dog, Mookie. Their son, Alec ‘14 is attended and played baseball at Kenyon College.

Alec Newell ’88

History Teacher
B.A. Hobart William and Smith
Golf Head Coach
Boys’ Varsity Baseball Coach

Bio

Mr. Newell grew up on-campus as the son of Mr. Charlie Newell, the legendary Gould teacher, coach, and dorm head. Now as a faculty member (and 1988 Gould grad), Mr. Newell has a knack for finding the story in any historic moment and making that story come alive for his students. Before Gould, he taught at Telstar High School, the regional high school here in Bethel, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” by their student council in 2002, 2003, and 2004. Mr. Newell served as the Athletic Director and English/History teacher at Kents Hill School for eight years, where he was honored with “Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year” in 2000 by the Central Maine Newspapers. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, sports collectibles, and playing the harmonica. Mr. Newell lives off campus with his wife, Lynn, a local primary school educator, and their two daughters, Caroline and Emma.

Kipp Greene

Visual Arts Department Chair
B.A. SUNY Purchase
M.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
Baseball Coach

Bio

Mr. Greene grew up in New York’s Hudson Valley. He taught at his alma mater, Virginia Commonwealth University, for fifteen years, five years on the home campus and 10 years on VCU’s campus in Qatar. Mr. Greene and his family then moved to South Korea where he taught art and design at the Cheongna Dalton School. A practicing artist for over 25 years, Mr. Greene’s work has been showcased in major galleries and international exhibitions including the Tashkent Biennial in Uzbekistan and the Summer Olympic Games Exhibition in Xa’in, China. He has been on the board of directors of major galleries and was the founding director of the BongDuk Foundation Gallery in Korea. He has traveled to over 35 different countries and experienced art and design in each of them. He has attended Documenta, Meunster Sculpture, and the Venice, Gwangju, and Singapore Biennials (to name a few). When not teaching Mr. Greene enjoys re-discovering lost art, fishing, and baseball (though he doesn’t actually enjoy baseball…he’s a Mets fan). Mr. Greene and his wife, Jin, daughter, Clare, and son, Xavier, live on campus in the Gehring dorm.