Bonine, Brown, Brown, Curtis, Manale, Saltaformaggio, Walters, Daniels to speak Tuesday at GNOSF QB Club

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LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine, Karr coach Brice Brown, St. Helena coach Brandon Brown, John Curtis Christian coach J.T. Curtis, De La Salle head coach Ryan Manale, Hahnville coach Nick Saltaformaggio, West St. John coach Brandon Walters and WGNO Sports Director Ed Daniels are the featured speakers at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.

In his third year as executive director of the LHSAA, Bonine previously served in the same capacity for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association.

In his third season, Brown was a player and former assistant coach at Edna Karr before being named head coach in 2015. Brown promptly guided the Cougars to a Class 4A state championship game appearance before leading Karr to the 4A state title in 2016, with his team going unbeaten. Brown earned metro Coach of the Year honors from the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club for a second straight year. He has his top-seeded Cougars in the Class 4A state semifinals.

In his fifth year as the head coach at St. Helena, Brown played at East St. John and Alcorn State. Brown previously served as an assistant coach at Columbus High in Columbus, MS.  Brown has his sixth-seeded Hawks in the Class 2A state championship game against top-seed Welsh Friday at noon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In his 49th year, Curtis is the winningest coach in Louisiana prep football history and the second winningest coach in United States prep football history with 572 wins on the field and 26 state championships. Curtis has his second-seeded Patriots in the Division I state championship game Saturday at noon against fourth-seed Catholic of Baton Rouge in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In his sixth season at De La Salle, Manale led the Cavaliers to the state semifinals a year ago and has his top-seeded squad in the Division II final Friday at 3:30 p.m. against second-seed University Lab. Manale played and served as an assistant coach at Archbishop Rummel.

In his fourth season at Hahnville, Saltaformaggio previously served as the head coach at East Jefferson, Chalmette, Abbeville and Oconee, GA. He played at Holy Cross High School. Saltaformaggio guided East Jefferson to its first and only state title in 2013, earning National Coach of the Year honors from He has his tenth-seeded Tigers in the Class 5A state championship game Saturday night at 7 p.m. against fourth-seeded Zachary.

In his third season at West St. John, Walters played at McDonogh 35 and under Eddie Robinson at Grambling. He guided the Rams to the quarterfinals in each of his two previous seasons and has West St. John in the Class 1A championship game against third-seed Kentwood Thursday at noon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Daniels serves as Sports Director at WGNO, ABC 26, is a columnist for and the Clarion Herald and serves as a host on The Three Tailgaters Show on WGSO, 990 AM. Among his many awards, Daniels has been named Louisiana Sportscaster of the Year, Prep Journalist of the Year by the LHSAA, received the Bob Roesler award from the Touchdown Club, the contribution to Amateur Athletics from the Allstate Sugar Bowl chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame. Daniels has also been inducted into the Archbishop Rummel as well as the De La Salle Hall of Fame.

Speakers from the New Orleans Saints, LSU, Tulane and Prep football will address the audience weekly, along with special guest speakers from the sports world locally and nationally.

A local high school player of the week is chosen throughout the season with a metro prep player of the year announced at the end of the season, sponsored by the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Lunch is served weekly every Tuesday.

In addition, Chevron sponsors student-athletes of the week each week, who receive plaques and recognition for their accomplishments in the classroom.

Annual standard membership is $50. Luncheons are $20 per person for members and $25 per person for non-members for the 16 week schedule (Aug. 29-Dec. 12). Click here to buy luncheon tickets online. serves as the official web site of the GNOSF Quarterback Club while Compliance Technology Group remains a presenting sponsor, along with WGSO 990am. Weekly releases and the list of weekly speakers can be found at

The Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club has teamed up with GameDay magazine to provide you the opportunity to purchase every 2017 Saints regular home game program for one subscription price with proceeds benefiting the Quarterback Club. Just click on this link to order and they will mail you the program on the Friday prior to the home games.

This is an excellent way for you to support your QB Club and receive the beautiful first-class magazine of the New Orleans Saints.

For more information on joining the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at

For more information on the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Membership program, visit or contact Tricia Lowe at (504) 619-6114 or at

**The GNOSF Quarterback Club also offers a season ticket package, covering dues and all 15 luncheons for a significant savings over the course of the season.

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