Guy Cousins played soccer at UMFK from 1977 through 1980, serving as team captain during his sophomore, junior and senior years. The Caribou, Maine native was a Northeast College Conference all-star four years running, 1978-81, and earned Most Valuable Player awards in 1979 and 1980. He was the Maine Soccer Colleges scoring champion in 1979 and 1980, finishing fourth in the nation in scoring his final season.
Guy finished his career at UMFK with 62 goals and 35 assists.
Cousins received the Roger Grindle Sportsmanship Award in 1981 and the Student Senate Award for Athletics in 1981 and 1982. While still attending UMFK, Guy worked for the Maine State Legislature for three years as a bipartisan House staff member.
Guy earned an Associate of Arts in General Studies in 1981, and a Bachelor of Science in Education in 1983. He graduated cum laude, with a grade point average of 3.31. He later earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Dundee in Scotland.
Since graduation, Guy’s professional experiences have taken him to live and practice in Italy and Scotland, as well in the United States. He has worked in school, community, residential, and hospital-based settings with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families.
Guy is active in community work, coaching two high school sports teams and is a member of the board of a local youth soccer association. He twice was selected Coach of the Year by the Kennebec Journal newspaper for girls soccer, and by the Mountain Valley Conference coaches for tennis.
Guy joined the Maine Office of Substance Abuse (OSA) in 2006 as its associate director, and later as acting director. He was appointed director of OSA in 2008. He was appointed acting director of Adult Mental Health Services in 2011 and was asked to integrate the two offices within the Department of Health and Human Services.