This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Mike Accursi.
- 1998 Ontario Raider
- 1999 Syracuse Smash
- 2000-04 Buffalo Bandits
- 2005-07 Rochester Knighthawks
- 2008 Edmonton Rush
- 2008-10 Buffalo Bandits
- 2011-14 Rochester Knighthawks
NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 237, G 391, A 436, Pts. 827, LB 1069, PM 176
GP 26, G 58, A 41, Pts. 99, LB 112, PM 14
MSL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 131, G 139, A 169, Pts. 308, PM 145
GP 99, G 107, A 127, Pts. 234, PM 110
GP 22, G 18, A 29, Pts. 47, PM 15
Won Two Champions Cups:
- Rochester Knighthawks (2007)
- Buffalo Bandits (2008)
Won Two Mann Cups:
- Brampton Excelsiors (2002)
- Peterborough Lakers (2004)
Lacrosse operations assistant in Rochester 2015-18
Assistant coach of the Rochester Knighthawks 2018-19
Hired as head coach of the Halifax Thunderbirds in July of 2019
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.