This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Bruce Codd
Codd began his NLL career with the Albany Attack in 2000. He played one season in each of Albany, Columbus, Montreal and Ottawa before settling in Arizona for four seasons. When the Sting ceased operations after the 2007 season, Codd was chosen by Calgary in the dispersal draft. Codd remained in Calgary for four seasons before signing a two-year contract with the Toronto Rock as a free agent before the 2012 season.
NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 183, G 33, A 109, Pts. 142, LB 1092, PM 71
GP 18, G 3, A 12, Pts. 15, LB 116, PM 4
Codd was an assistant coach with the Calgary Roughnecks from 2012-2016 before leaving for the Rock in the summer of 2016.
Recently, he led his hometown Orangeville Jr. B Northmen to back-to-back Founders Cup Canadian Jr. B Championships in 2016 and 2017. Codd is currently the Head Coach of the Orangeville Jr. A Northmen of the OJALL during the summer, winners of the 2019 Minto Cup Canadian Jr. A Championship.
Codd is also the Technical Director for the Ontario Lacrosse Association.
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.