Fritz, Baglio, Daniels, Powell, Rantz to speak Tuesday at GNOSF Quarterback Club
Tulane head football coach Willie Fritz, LSU director of external football relations Charlie Baglio, WGNO Sports Director Ed Daniels, Landry-Walker head football coach Emanuel Powell and Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation President and CEO Ronnie Rantz are the speakers scheduled for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at noon at Rock ‘n’ Bowl at 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.
In his second year as head football coach at Tulane, Fritz has accumulated 198 wins in his outstanding career which includes head coaching stints at Georgia Southern, Sam Houston, Central Missouri and Blinn College. Fritz guided Tulane to four wins in 2016 and led the Green Wave to a season opening 43-14 win over Grambling this season.
A native of Independence, Baglio is in his 16th season on the LSU staff. He started at LSU in 2002 after coaching at Independence High School for 34 years, 22 of which as head coach. While at Independence, Baglio posted a head coaching record of 205-69. He won nine district titles and led his team to the state championship game twice. Baglio graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1967 with a degree in health and physical education and followed that with a master’s degree from SLU in 1973 in supervision and administration.
Daniels has served as Sports Director at WGNO-TV for 26 years, hosting the popular Friday Night Football show with J.T. Curtis each Friday night on NOLA 38 and ABC 26. Daniels is a weekly columnist for CrescentCitySports.com and also serves as a host for The Three Tailgaters Show on WGSO, 990 AM Saturday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon with Ken Trahan and Rick Gaille. Daniels writes a weekly column for the Clarion Herald.
In his fifth year as the head coach at Landry-Walker, Powell has guided his team to the Class 5A state championship in 2016 as the Chargin’ Bucs beat West Monroe 50-21. They scored 50 or more points in all five playoff victories. Powell has an impressive 45-11 record overall.
A native of Alexandria, Rantz was named to his position with the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2016. He visits the GNOSF QB Club this week to promote the LSHOF and discuss their the newly announced induction class of 2018.
A long-time broadcaster, Rantz formed Jumbo Sports Network and has been active in televising college and high school games for many years. Rantz starred in baseball at Holy Savior Menard before pitching at LSU, where he was part of a national championship in 1993. He went on to pitch professionally in the San Diego Padres and Milwaukee Brewers organizations.
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.
For more information on joining the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at [email protected].
**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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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, CCSE Owner and CEO Ken Trahan has been a sports media fixture in the community for nearly four decades. Ken started NewOrleans.com/Sports with Bill Hammack and Don Jones in 2008. In 2011, the site became SportsNOLA.com. On August 1, 2017, Ken helped launch CrescentCitySports.com. Having accumulated national awards/recognition (National Football Foundation, College…