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 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, with the exception of Tuesday, August 27 running through Tuesday, 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 [email protected] 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. 28—Joe Alleva, Willie Fritz, Cookie Rojas, Zach Strief, Brice Brown
Sept. 4—Verge Ausberry, Dennis Lauscha, Larry Favre, Joe Chango, Jimmy Ordeneaux
Sept. 11—Troy Dannen, Nelson Stewart, Willie Brooks, Charlie Baglio, John Fourcade
Sept. 18—Michael Lewis, Nathaniel Jones, Skip Lamothe, Chris Blair, Todd Graffagnini
Sept. 25—Guy Lecompte, Mark Songy, Nathan Triche, Alex Atkins, Ed Daniels
Oct. 2—Jen Hale, Steve Barrios, Marlon Favorite, Scott Wattigny, Marcus Scott
Oct. 9—Rickey Jackson, Jay Roth, Brandon Walters, Rene Nadeau, Jack Curtis
Oct. 16—Ronnie Rantz, Emmanuel Powell, Frank Monica, Tyrone Hughes, Terrence Jones
Oct. 23—Byron Addison, J.T. Curtis, Ed Orgeron, Devery Henderson, Monica Lebron
Oct. 30—Dr. Greg Stewart, Tommy Clapp, Mark Slessinger, Ben Powell, Torrance Small
Nov. 6—Steve Korte, Regis Prograis, John Hazard, Mike Dunleavy, Stephen Meyers
Nov. 13—Robert Meachem, Charlie Baglio, J.J. McCleskey, Jerry Phillips
Nov. 20—John Dooley, D-D Breaux, Jeff Conway, Deuce McAllister, Nelson Stewart
Nov. 27—Brad Edelman, Roland Barbay, Jordy Joseph, Marcus Scott, Brandon Walters
Dec. 4—Eddie Bonine, Jay Cicero, J.T. Curtis, Kevin Steltz, Zephaniah Powell, Jonathan Foster, Jerry Phillips, Brice Brown


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.