Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club

Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club

Entering its 81st year as a local tradition, the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club meets each Tuesday for 17 weeks at Rock’n’Bowl for noon luncheons from Aug. 27 through Dec. 17, when the club will hold its year-end awards function.

The Quarterback Club is pleased to announce the return of Home Bank as the presenting sponsor for a second consecutive year in 2019.

Home Bank senior vice president and New Orleans market president John Zollinger is thrilled to be a part of the great tradition of the Quarterback Club. A New Orleans native and graduate of Jesuit (1985) and Spring Hill, Zollinger is thrilled to have Home Bank on board with the Quarterback Club.

“I think there is nothing more New Orleans than high school, college football and the Saints,” Zollinger said. “It is part of the fabric of the community and as a true community bank, we are proud to be associated with the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club. We look forward to having a great year.”

Each week, an R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Prep Player of the Week is chosen, presented by Crescent City Sports 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 WGNO 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.

The GNO Quarterback Club promotes the very best of amateur football, along with the New Orleans Saints. Weekly meetings also highlight important events, organizations and programs on the local sports scene.

Members and non-members are invited to the weekly luncheons, which are held every Tuesday for 17 consecutive weeks through December 17.

Annual standard membership is $50 per person with premier annual membership at $80, which includes a Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club golf shirt and lapel pin, along with reserved seating. Luncheons are $20 per person for members and $25 per person for non-members. Purchase tickets to luncheons here. serves as the official web site of the GNO Quarterback Club while Compliance Technology remains a key presenting sponsor, along with NASH ICON 106.1 FM.

The weekly cost for members for lunch is $20 while non-members are welcome at $25 each. Speakers on the Saints, LSU, Tulane and prep football are featured every week. Other special guests are scheduled throughout the season.

The Quarterback Club selects a prep player of the week from the metro area each week and will announce a prep player of the year at the final meeting on Tuesday, December 17, sponsored by the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.

For more information on how to join the Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann, Jr. at or (504) 908-6080.


Note: For information on the club including weekly releases on scheduled luncheon speakers and all past speaker videos, click here.

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS (check back regularly for updates)

Aug. 27—Gayle Benson (Owner of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans), Scott Woodward (LSU Athletic Director), Willie Fritz (Tulane Football Coach), Doug Thornton (SMG Sr. Vice President), Nick Monica (Rummel football coach)
Sept. 3—Verge Ausberry (LSU Deputy Athletic Director), Troy Dannen (Tulane Athletic Director), Jeff Hundley (Allstate Sugar Bowl), Joe Chango (Countdy Day football coach), Khai Harley (Saints Vice President of Football Administration)
Sept. 10—Dennis Lauscha (President of New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans), Charlie Baglio (LSU Director of Football External Relations), Nelson Stewart (Newman), Andrew Allegretta (Voice of Green Wave)
Sept. 17—Tim Falcon (Owner of NOLA Gold Rugby), Dr. Monica LeBron (Tulane Deputy Athletic Director), Brice Brown (Karr), Chris Blair (Voice of LSU), Michael Lewis (Saints Hall of Fame)
Sept. 24—David Griffin (Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations), Jeff Martin (LSU Lead Player Personnel Analyst), Will Hall (Tulane Offensive Coordinator), Nathaniel Jones (St. Augustine)
Oct. 1—Mark Songy (Jesuit), Guy Lecompte (Holy Cross), Ron Hunter (Tulane Basketball Coach), John Robinson (LSU Football Senior Consultant, College Football Hall of Fame Inductee), Brad Edelman (New Orleans Saints)
Oct. 8—Mark Slessinger (UNO), Lisa Stockton (Tulane), Collin D’Angelo (LSU Ast. Director of Personnel), Jeff Charleston (New Orleans Saints), Hutch Gonzales (Mandeville)
Oct. 15—Tyrone Hughes (Saints Hall of Fame), Marlon Favorite (LSU Radio Network), Donn Landholm (Tulane Director of Player Development), Justin Manale (De La Salle), Mark Bonis (Brother Martin)
Oct. 22—Tim Duncan (UNO), Kevin Faulk (LSU), Frank Monica (SCC), Steve Korte (N.O. Saints), Steve Barrios (Tulane)
Oct. 29—Gordy Rush (LSU sideline reporter), J.T. Curtis (John Curtis), Wayne Reese (McDonogh 35), Robert Meachem—N.O. Saints), J.J. McCleskey (Tulane)
Nov. 5—Deuce McAllister (Saints Hall of Fame), Nick Saltaformaggio (Hahnville), P.J. Sprunk (Kenner Discovery), Jack Curtis (Tulane Defensive Coordinator), Roland Barbary (Former LSU star)
Nov. 12—T-Bob Hebert (Radio Talk Show host, former LSU player), Larry Favre, (Slidell), Brandon Brown (East St. John), Chuck Commiskey (Saints alumnus), Johnny Jernigan (Tulane football analyst)
Nov. 19—Tommy Clapp (Former LSU star), Tim Rebowe (Nicholls), Frank Scelfo (SLU), John Fourcade (Saints), Kenneth Dorsey (St. Aug), Jim Barnes (Tulane volleyball)
Nov. 26—Justin Vincent (Former LSU star), Torrance Small
Dec. 3—P.J. Lonergan (Former LSU star)
Dec. 10—Eddie Bonine (LHSAA)
Dec. 17–Awards Luncheon

More to come…


In support of local student-athletes pursuing higher education, King Firm will be the presenting sponsor of the High School Scholar Athlete of the Week award that recognizes a male and female high school senior from the Greater New Orleans area. The recipients will be recognized weekly at the Quarterback Club luncheon.

Additionally, each recipient will be recognized on field during the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in December.

Friday Night Football, the state’s best high school football highlight show, is also a presenting sponsor of the scholar athlete awards. Watch FNF with Ed Daniels and J.T. Curtis on football Fridays at 11 p.m. on NOLA 38 and midnight on WGNO-TV 26.