By Lindsay Kramer
Before Greg Poss was willing to commit himself to working his way through the coaching ranks of the ECHL, he wanted to see how committed the players of the league were to getting better at their jobs.
One season as an assistant with the Ontario Reign in 2009-10 showed Poss all he needed.
“I wanted to see in Ontario if this was something for me. I found out that the level of hockey is very good, very high,” Poss said. “I was really, positively surprised at how good the hockey is, and how passionately the hockey is played. It makes my job more enjoyable when you have that kind of atmosphere.”
Poss, 45, has much different surroundings now. After a single season coaching in the ECHL, Poss has landed the top spot with the Florida Everblades. It is his first pro head coaching job in North America.