Greg Poss (born August 6, 1965 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a former American hockey player and coach. He was most recently the head coach of the EC Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League.

Greg Poss
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Coach Greg Poss addresses the fans at the Florida Everblades Kelly Cup celebration.
Born (1965-08-06) August 6, 1965 (age 56)
Green Bay, WI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Forward
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Maine Mariners
IHL
Peoria Rivermen
Playing career 1989–1992

Playing careerEdit

Poss began his career with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in the United States Hockey League. He then played four years for the University of Wisconsin men's ice hockey team. 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.

Coaching careerEdit

GermanyEdit

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 Nürnberg 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.

United StatesEdit

Poss served as assistant coach of the Ontario Reign for the 2009–10 ECHL season. He signed a two-year contract with the Florida Everblades starting with the 2010–11 ECHL season. In Florida, Poss continued the Everblades' streak of consecutive post-season appearances until it ended in the 2013–14 season.[1] 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.[2]

On May 26, 2016, Poss left the Everblades for the head coaching position with EC Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Hockey League.[3] Poss led the Salzburg team to semifinal appearance in the Champions Hockey League in the 2018–19 season. He parted company with the club in late February 2019.[4]

StatisticsEdit

PlayingEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
1989–90 Maine Mariners AHL 50 8 8 16 54
1990–91 Maine Mariners AHL 59 9 19 28 49 1 0 1 1 0
1991–92 Peoria Rivermen IHL 18 1 4 5 41
WCHA totals 101 7 18 25 88
AHL totals 109 17 27 44 103 1 0 1 1 0
IHL totals 18 1 4 5 41

CoachingEdit

Season Team League Results
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
2012–13 Florida Everblades ECHL Lost in 2nd round
2013–14 Florida Everblades ECHL Out of playoffs
2014–15 Florida Everblades ECHL Lost in 2nd round
2015–16 Florida Everblades ECHL Lost in 1st round

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greg Poss". Florida Everblades. Archived from the original on 17 February 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  2. ^ Fort Myers News-Press. 24 May 2012 http://www.news-press.com/article/20120524/NEWS01/305240029. Retrieved 24 May 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Greg Poss Accepts Head Coaching Position in Austria". OurSports Central. May 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Knalleffekt in der EBEL: Salzburg und Greg Poss gehen getrennte Wege". www.kleinezeitung.at (in German). 2019-02-26. Retrieved 2020-11-16.

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