Coach Greg Poss addresses the fans at the Florida Everblades Kelly Cup celebration.
August 6, 1965 |
Green Bay, WI, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
Poss began his career with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League. He then played four years for the ice hockey team of the University of Wisconsin. In 1989 he made his professional debut in the American Hockey League for the Maine Mariners . After two seasons, he joined the International Hockey League with the Peoria Rivermen. After a serious knee injury he had to finish his playing career.
Poss' primary experience with head coaching is in the top-tier hockey league of Germany, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, where he coached the Iserlohn Roosters, the Nuremberg Ice Tigers and Adler Mannheim. From October 2004 to November 2005 he was also head coach of the German national ice hockey team. Poss coached in the DEL through 2008.
Poss served as assistant coach of the Ontario Reign for the 2009-10 ECHL season. He signed a 2-year contract with the Florida Everblades starting with the 2010-11 ECHL season. In Florida, Poss has continued the Everblades' streak of consecutive post-season appearances. In the 2011 Kelly Cup playoffs, his Everblades were eliminated in the 1st round by the eventual East Division Champions, the Kalamazoo Wings. In the 2012 Kelly Cup playoffs, he guided the Everblades to their first-ever Kelly Cup, defeating the Ryan Mougenel-led Las Vegas Wranglers 4-1.
|1985-86||Univ. of Wisconsin||WCHA||3||0||0||0||0|
|1986-87||Univ. of Wisconsin||WCHA||20||0||2||2||12|
|1987-88||Univ. of Wisconsin||WCHA||40||2||12||14||44|
|1988-89||Univ. of Wisconsin||WCHA||38||5||4||9||32|
|1996-97||EHC Timmendorfer Strand||1. Eishockey Liga||3rd place|
|1997-98||Iserlohner EC||1. Eishockey Liga||3rd place|
|1998-99||Iserlohner EC||Eishockey Bundesliga||4th place|
|1999-00||Iserlohner EC||2. Eishockey-Bundesliga||6th place|
|2000-01||Iserlohn Roosters||DEL||15th place, Out of playoffs|
|2001-02||Iserlohn Roosters||DEL||12th place, Out of playoffs|
|2002-03||Iserlohn Roosters||DEL||9th place, Out of playoffs|
|2003-04||Nürnberg Ice Tigers||DEL||2nd place|
|2004-05||Nürnberg Ice Tigers||DEL||3rd place|
|2005-06||Adler Mannheim||DEL||10th place|
|2006-07||Adler Mannheim||DEL||League champions|
|2007-08||Adler Mannheim||DEL||Released 22 December|
|2009-10||Ontario Reign (ass't coach)||ECHL||Out of playoffs|
|2010-11||Florida Everblades||ECHL||Lost in 1st round|
|2011-12||Florida Everblades||ECHL||Won Kelly Cup|
Greg was wed to Lindsay Burch-Poss in February of 2013. The couple enjoys a combined family of four daughters: Emily, Josephine, Taylor, and Charleigh.
- "Greg Poss". Florids Everblades. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- Fort Myers News-Press. 24 May 2012 http://www.news-press.com/article/20120524/NEWS01/305240029
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