Pampa’s Poynor provides positive influence on lives of his sons

Brian, Brett and Brad Poynor have all had the pleasure of sharing a unique bond with their dad and Pampa head football coach Greg Poynor.

 

All three were coached by their dad in high school at one time whether it be when Greg was an assistant at Muleshoe or the head coach at Lubbock Roosevelt in his previous stops.

They’ve also all had the honor of coaching next to him on the sidelines on Friday’s in the fall.

Before middle son, Brett, took a coaching job at Gonzales two weeks ago, all three Poynor sons were coaching for their role model and mentor at Pampa.

Brian, 27, and oldest of the three, will enter his fourth season as the offensive coordinator under his dad at Pampa. Being by his dad’s side is right where he likes to be whether it was as a pupil or as a colleague.

“My dad means the world to me,” said Brian, who played under his dad at Muleshoe and Lubbock Roosevelt. “He’s been there in more than just football. He’s been there in some tough times. But some great times too. He’s always been my dad. I love going to work with him everyday. I feel fortunate.”

The youngest son, Brad, who is 24-years old, joined the staff after graduating from West Texas A&M in 2015. Brad is an assistant coach at the junior high and loves living and coaching in the same town as his eldest brother and dad.

“It’s been awesome,” Brad said. “We’re lucky to have a father like him. Even when we’re not happy he’s always keeping us positive. He’s always taught us to never let a situation define who you are. He always wanted us to define the situation how we wanted it to be.”

Greg brought up all three young men to be respectful. Something they’ve all taken to heart.

“He taught to treat people right and treat people how we would want to be treated,” said Brett, who is 26-years old. “He wants us to grow and become leaders and develop leaders. He always wanted us to find a silver lining in what we do.”

Of course it’s Greg’s positivity that has rubbed off on all three sons most off all. If anyone ever sees Greg, he’s always in a good mood, with a smile on his face.

“It’s awesome to see his energy everyday,” Brian said. “To the junior high up we’re going to be full of energy and we want everyone loving what they do everyday.”

Brad agreed.

“He’s been positive since I was little,” Brad said. ” He and my mom (Leah) instilled that into us. Being positive no matter what. I think that’s why he’s such a great coach and mentor to so many kids. As a young professional, he is a pattern of where I want to be eventually.”

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