Griffin, Hartley, Faulk, Fritz, Monica to speak at Sept. 20 Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club

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2022 GNO QB Club

The 84th year of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club, presented by the Lamarque Motor Company, continues on Tuesday, September 20 at noon at The Cannery on 3803 Toulouse Street in New Orleans with a stellar panel of speakers.

New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Operations David Griffin, New Orleans Saints Super Bowl champion Garrett Hartley, Tulane head football coach Willie Fritz, three-time Super Bowl champion Kevin Faulk of LSU and Archbishop Rummel head football coach Nick Monica are the featured speakers.

David Griffin

In his third season running the Pelicans, Griffin served as the General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning an NBA championship in 2016 and with his Cavaliers reaching the NBA finals three straight times. Griffin spent nine seasons with Cleveland. Griffin presided over a playoff appearance by the Pelicans last season.

Hartley played for New Orleans from 2008-2013. Hartley made his first 16 field goal attempts and was an integral part of the Saints winning Super Bowl XLIV in the 2009 season when he nailed a 40-yard field goal in overtime to lift the Saints over the Minnesota Vikings 31-28 in the NFC Championship game.

Garrett Hartley

Then, in Super Bowl XLIV, Hartley made all three field goal attempts, all in excess of 40 yards, a Super Bowl record which still stands as the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17. Hartley made 82 percent of his field goal attempts in the NFL.

A member of the LSU Athletics Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame from Carencro High, Faulk currently serves as Director of Alumni Relations and Community Outreach at LSU.

Faulk was part of three Super Bowl championship teams as a running back with the New England Patriots after a brilliant career at LSU, where he was an All-American and remains the all-time leader in school history in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

Willie Fritz
(Photo: Parker Waters)

In his seventh season as the head coach at Tulane, Fritz led the Green Wave to three consecutive bowl games from 2018-20. The three bowl appearances are the most by any coach in Tulane history. Fritz previously served as the head coach at Blinn College, Central Missouri, Sam Houston State and Georgia Southern.

Monica and Rummel

In his fourth season as the head coach at Archbishop Rummel, Monica is in his 17th year overall coaching with the Raiders. Monica led Rummel to a perfect season and the Division I state championship in 2019 and he has his Raiders at 2-0 on the season after a big win over defending Division II state champion University High.

The Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club is presented by Lamarque Automotive in Kenner through the support of local football by Ronnie Lamarque.

The Metairie law firm of Nicaud & Sunseri is sponsoring the Quarterback Club Scholar/Athlete award.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation and the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl returns as the sponsor of the Prep Player of the Week and the year-end award recipients.

Crescent City Sports is the official media sponsor of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club.

The Club will meet once per month through December 13, when the annual awards luncheon will take place with all meetings to take place at The Cannery. Lunch is included at each meeting.

The cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Annual membership is just $25.

To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at

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