Dan ’17 and Patrick ’17 Gould

Business Management and History

Dan and Patrick Gould

There is no lack of familiarity in the backcourt of the Framingham State basketball team these days. Twin guards Dan and Patrick Gould have been key playmakers for the team since they arrived at FSU in 2013. It helps that the pair have been playing basketball together their entire lives. 

“We know where the other one is going to be at all times,” says Dan. “We make each other better, and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses.”

In high school, Patrick played point guard and Dan was a shooting guard. But in the three-guard system FSU employs, each member of the backcourt has a similar role and responsibility. Continuity has led to a lot of positive results for the team this year.

“Everyone is getting a better handle on the new system under (second-year) coach (Peter) Mugar,” Dan says. “We know exactly what he expects from us and believe that we can compete for the conference championship each year.”

The Quincy natives were recruited to play basketball at Framingham State and decided to attend after visiting the campus.

“We liked everything about what we saw,” Patrick says. “It’s a nice small community.”

Because they were both strong students in high school, Dan and Patrick were offered admission into the FSU honors program, which they accepted.

“The honors program was nice because we received scholarships, which help out financially,” says Dan. “We’re two of four kids in our family who are all in college at the same time, so it’s a lot.”

Attending the same school not only allowed them to continue playing together, but also made things easier on their parents, who don’t like to miss a game.

“They definitely try to make it out to every game,” says Patrick. “It’s a great support system.”

Dan, a Business Management major, hasn’t decided what specific area of business he would like to pursue after college, but knows that he wants to coach basketball in the future. Patrick is a History major and hopes to teach and also coach basketball at the high school level.  

“Staying involved with basketball is something we are both looking to do,” says Dan.