Dunleavy, Duncan, Clapp, Reese, Saltaformaggio to speak Tuesday at GNOSF QB Club
Tulane head basketball coach Mike Dunleavy, Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, former LSU star Tommy Clapp, McDonogh 35 head coach Wayne Reese and Hahnville head coach Nick Saltaformaggio are among the speakers slated to address the audience at the weekly Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club next Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Rock ‘n’ Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.
In his second year as the head coach at Tulane, Dunleavy played 15 years in the NBA before serving as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers. He also served as general manager of the Clippers.
Duncan serves as general sports columnist for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. He was a member of the staff that won two Pulitzer Prizes for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina and has been honored four times as the Columnist of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He is the author of two books on the New Orleans Saints: Tales from the Saints Sideline and From Bags to Riches. Prior to his tenure in New Orleans, he worked at USA Today, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times and The Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal.
After a stellar career at Brother Martin, Clapp went on to play at LSU from 1984-87 under Bill Arnsparger and Mike Archer as a standout defensive lineman. He was named a permanent team captain for the 1987 squad. Clapp recorded 139 tackles, nine tackles for loss and four sacks. His son, Will, is the starting center for the 2017 Tigers.
In his 16th year as the head coach at McDonogh 35 and his 44th year as a head coach overall, Reese has previously served as the head coach at Booker T. Washington, Carver and Washington-Marion. Reese won the prestigious Eddie Robinson award from the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2011 for his vast accomplishments without the resources that others possess.
In his fourth season at Hahnville, Saltaformaggio previously served as the head coach at East Jefferson, Chalmette, Abbeville and Oconee, GA. He guided the Warriors to their first and only state title in 2013, earning national coach of the year honors from NationalHSFootball.com.
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.
CrescentCitySports.com serves as the official web site of the GNOSF Quarterback Club while Compliance Technology Group remains a presenting sponsor, along with Strength Systems and WGSO 990am. Weekly releases and the list of weekly speakers can be found at CrescentCitySports.com.
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 email@example.com.
For more information on the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Membership program, visit GNOSports.com or contact Tricia Lowe at (504) 619-6114 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**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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