This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Kevin Finneran
1991 New England Blazers
1992 Detroit Turbos
1993-2002 Philadelphia Wings
2003 Toronto Rock
Regular season stats:
143 GP, 235 G, 329 A, 564 Pts, 631 LB, 80 PM
20 GP, 27 G, 53 A, 80 Pts, 100 LB, 8 PM
Won 5 Champions Cups:
Philadelphia Wings…1994, 1995, 1998, 2001
2001-2004 Long Island Lizards
2005 Philadelphia Barrage
Won 2 Championships (2001, 2003)
51 GP, 56 G, 2 2pt.G, 26 A, 84 P, 91 LB, 3.5 PM
6 GP, 5 G, 3 A, 8 Pts, 6 LB, 2.5 PM
Won 2 Championships with the Long Island Lizards.
2006 became the first ever coach of the Chicago Machine
Played on Team USA for the Heritage Cup tournaments in 2002, and 2004, and was named captain of the 2004 team.
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.