Dennis Lauscha, Verge Ausberry among featured speakers for Sept. 4 meeting of GNOSF QB Club
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha, LSU Deputy Director of Athletics Verge Ausberry, former Tulane offensive lineman Jimmy Ordeneaux, Country Day head football coach Joe Chango and Slidell head football coach Larry Favre will speak at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Rock ’n’ Bowl on 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.
The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club welcomes Home Bank as its presenting sponsor in 2018.
A New Orleans native, Lauscha has served in his capacity of president of both the Saints and Pelicans since 2012. A graduate of Jesuit and Alabama, Lauscha received his master’s degree from Loyola University.
Lauscha has worked for Saints since 1998, when he served as the franchise treasurer and rose through the ranks to become vice president, senior vice president and executive vice president before moving into his current role.
A former outstanding linebacker at LSU from New Iberia, Ausberry has served in athletic administration at his alma mater since 2001. He was named to the post of Deputy Director of Athletics in January, 2016.
Ausberry supervises LSU’s football operations, scheduling and management while overseeing track and field, among other duties.
Ordeneaux played offensive line for the 1998 unbeaten Tulane team of Tommy Bowden which went 12-0 and finished seventh in the nation in the final Associated Press rankings. Tulane will honor the 1998 team on the 20th anniversary of their perfect season Sept. 8 when the Green Wave hosts Nicholls. Ordeneaux starred at St. Charles Catholic High School prior to attending Tulane and is now with the law firm of Plauche Maselli Parkerson.
In his fourth season as the head coach at Country Day, Chango has guided the Cajuns to a 24-13 record in three winning seasons. In 2014, Chango served as offensive coordinator for Jesuit when the Blue Jays won the Division I state championship. A Tulane graduate, Chango previously serfed as an assistant at De La Salle and St. Charles Catholic.
In his sixth season as head coach at Slidell, Favre previously guided Fontainebleau to the state semifinals in 2004, going 48-28 in seven seasons. He was the head coach at O. Perry Walker from 1996-2000. At Slidell, Favre has taken the Tigers to the playoffs three times.
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. 28-Dec. 11). All are welcome to attend.
Crescent City Sports serves as the official web site of the GNOSF Quarterback Club while WGSO 990am remains a sponsor as well. Weekly releases on each luncheon’s speakers and videos of their appearances can be found at CrescentCitySports.com.
For more information on joining the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at [email protected].
For more information on the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Membership program, visit www.gnosports.com or contact Tricia Lowe at (504) 619-6114 or at [email protected].
**The GNOSF Quarterback Club also offers a season ticket package, covering dues and all 16 luncheons for a significant savings over the course of the season.
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