Delnor Poss, Head Coach
Midland College Chaparral Golf
Physical Education Building, Room 111
Consistency is defined as reliability or uniformity of successive results or events. The word also defines the coaching career of Delnor Poss. Throughout his coaching career, which includes guiding the Chaps to 29 consecutive NJCAA National Men's Golf Tournament appearances, Coach Poss has been the picture of excellence and consistency.
Poss has been recognized for the contribution he has made to the lives of countless young men as well as his devotion to Midland College. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference's Hall of Fame. As the unofficial dean of the Midland College coaching staff, Poss has been a significant and positive influence on his Midland College coaching peers. Many in the coaching profession see Poss' standard of excellence as a goal in which to aspire and a career to be emulated. Poss' MC career includes serving 15 years as Athletic Director, a short period as the basketball coach in 1977 and as a Physical Education instructor. Poss was one of the first golf coaches to integrate weight training and other types of physical conditioning into his golf team's preparation regimen.
In his 39 years at Midland College, Poss has seen his teams win four NJCAA National titles in 1992, 1995, 2006 and 2008. Additionally, Poss has coached four NJCAA National runner-up teams in 1991, 1994, 1999, and 2007, numerous third place teams in 1990, 1993, 1996, 2004, and 2009, and fourth place teams in 1997, 1998, 2003, and 2011. His individual accolades include being inducted into the Midland College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1988, NJCAA Hall of Fame in 1994, winning the NJCAA Athletic Directors Achievement Award in 1995, the Hardin-Simmons University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998, the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame in 2009, and the San Angelo Central H.S. Hall of Fame in 2012. He has coached 49 NJCAA All-Americans, led Team USA to a gold medal in the 1996 World University Games in Laussane, Switzerland, and currently has over 50 former players on various professional tours throughout the world including Chap Campbell, Andrew Coltart, Dean Robertson and Kenneth Ferrie.
Poss, a native of San Angelo, TX received his BBA from Hardin-Simmons University and his M.Ed from Sul Ross State University. He is the proud husband of Martha and the equally proud parents of Nathan of El Paso, TX, Delnor E. (and his wife Peggy Ann) of Madison, WI and Mark (and his wife Maria) of Vienna, VA. Poss has two wonderful grandchildren, Emil and Alexandra, who are his raison d'etre.