David Griffin, Rickey Jackson among featured speakers at Tuesday’s Greater New Orleans QB Club meeting
New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin, Pro Football and Saints Hall of Fame inductee Rickey Jackson, Tulane offensive coordinator Will Hall, LSU lead personnel analyst Jeff Martin and St. Augustine coach Nathaniel Jones will be the featured speakers at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at noon at Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.
Griffin, who was named to his position in April, brought over 20 years of NBA front office experience to New Orleans. Prior to joining the Pelicans, Griffin served as the Cleveland Cavaliers Vice President of Basketball Operations from 2010-14 and General Manager from 2014-17. He presided over three consecutive trips to the NBA finals and won an NBA championship in 2016. Prior to his time in Cleveland, Griffin spent 17 years with the Phoenix Suns organization in the front office. He is a native of Phoenix and graduate of Arizona State.
A native of Pahokee, Fla,, Jackson was part of the famed Dome Patrol of the New Orleans Saints, voted the best linebacker corps in NFL history by NFL Network. Jackson played for the Saints from 1981-1993, is the all-time leader in sacks for the Saints and he is tied for second in games played in team history. Jackson won a Super Bowl with San Francisco in 1995.
Among his many honors, Jackson was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010, the Saints Ring of Honor in 2013, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Saints Hall of Fame in 1997.
A native of Amory, MS, Hall is a graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College and North Alabama. In his first year at Tulane, Hall previously serves as Associate Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach at Memphis, fashioning one of the top offenses in the country.
Prior to Memphis, Hall was the offensive coordinator at Lousiana-Lafayette. Hall was a head coach at West Georgia and at West Alabama.
Martin is in his first season as LSU’s assistant director of player personnel and development. Martin works with the staff in prospect identification, facilitating prospect visits, working with current student-athletes in development, and social media management. Martin worked as a player personnel assistant for two seasons previously. The New Orleans native has degrees in mass communication and sports administration and masters degree in kinesiology.
In his second year as head coach at St. Augustine, Jones was previously an assistant coach for the Purple Knights and served as head coach at Karr, his alma mater, guiding the Cougars to a state championship game appearance. Jones also served previously as an assistant at Texas-San Antonio, Midwestern State and Northwestern State.
The Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club meets each Tuesday (17 weeks) at Rock’n’Bowl through Dec. 17, when the club will hold its year-end awards function.
Each week, an R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Prep Player of the Week is chosen, presented by CrescentCitySports.com and NASH ICON 106.1 FM while the King Firm Scholar-Athlete award winner will also be introduced, presented by Friday Night Football from NOLA 38 and ABC 26.
A pick-em contest of top college and professional games allows patrons to win prizes from Rock’n’Bowl and Ye Olde College Inn, as well as from the Saints Hall of Fame.
Annual membership to the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club is $50 per person, which includes a discounted $20 lunch from Rock’n’Bowl and Ye Olde College Inn. Non-members are also welcome to attend each week for $30.
For more information on how to join the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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