Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Long-time Midland College Golf Coach, Delnor Poss announces retirement date

MC Photo by Forrest Allen
By Forrest Allen
Midland College Athletic Director

Entering his 40th year at Midland College, long time golf coach, Delnor Poss doesn’t have many things left to accomplish in his stellar career. One thing he will look forward to in the future is retirement effective at the end of the 2017 golf season.

Poss has served in many capacities at MC, including physical education instructor, men’s head basketball coach (interim) and director of athletics, but he is most well-known as the head coach of the Midland College golf program.

In his 40 years at Midland College, Poss has coached nearly 500 members of the Chap golf team, including 53 NJCAA All-Americans and two NJCAA Men’s Division I National Tournament medalists. Poss has led the Chaps to 22 consecutive NJCAA Men’s National Golf Championship Tournament Appearances.

Over his coaching career, Delnor Poss has been named to several Halls of Fame (sports), including at San Angelo Central High School (in his hometown of San Angelo, TX), Midland College, Hardin-Simmons College (now University), the Western Junior College Athletic Conference, the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Golf Coaches Association of America. Poss was named 2016 Coach of the Year by the GCAA. He has also been a four-time selection as the NJCAA Men’s Division I Coach of the Year.

Delnor is the husband of Martha and they are the parents of three sons: Del (wife Peggy Ann), Mark (wife Maria) and Nathan. Delnor and Martha are also the proud grandparents of Emil and Alexandra.

Poss’ effective retirement date will be May 22, 2017 following the 2017 NJCAA Men’s Division I Golf Tournament (May 16-19, 2017 in Garden City, KS).

Midland College is expected to begin accepting applications for the head coaching position in March of 2017 and plans to name a replacement following the conclusion of that process.

The Midland College Chaparrals are currently ranked #4 in the latest NJCAA Men’s Division I Golf rankings (October 3, 2016).

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