Hale, Ruse, Favorite, Wattigny, Scott to speak Tuesday at GNOSF QB Club
Fox Sports and Fox Sports New Orleans sideline reporter Jen Hale, Tulane offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Doug Ruse, Archbishop Hannan coach Scott Wattigny and John Ehret coach Marcus Scott will be the featured speakers at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at noon at Rock ’n’ Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.
A New Orleans native, Hale serves as a sideline reporter for the NFL on Fox and as the sideline reporter for New Orleans Pelicans on Fox Sports New Orleans. Hale is a contributing writer for FoxSports.com. She previously served as a news and sports anchor on WVUE Fox 8.
Hale began her career as a political reporter and news anchor. She grew up in Mobile, Alabama, and attended LSU, where she was captain of the LSU cheerleading squad and was named Miss LSU and LSU Homecoming Queen. Hale earned her Master of Science in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago. Hale has won multiple Edward R. Murrow Emmy and Associated Press awards.
In his third season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Tulane, Ruse followed Willie Fritz from Georgia Southern to Tulane and is in his seventh season with Fritz. Ruse previously served in the same capacity at Sam Houston State and at Western Illinois. He also served as offensive coordinator at Arkansas State and coached at Northwestern State and Northwest Missouri State. Ruse has both his undergraduate and graduate degree from Northwest Missouri State, where he started his coaching career.
A native of Gretna, Favorite played high school football and was an All-American at West Jefferson before playing well at LSU from 2004-08 and was part of a national championship team in 2008. Favorite played in 50 games at LSU. Favorite spent time with 10 NFL teams. He went on to play for the New Orleans VooDoo. Favorite is now part of the pre and post-game show as an analyst on the LSU Football Radio Network and serves as a talk show host and analyst for ESPN, 100.3 FM in New Orleans.
In his fourth year at Hannan, Wattigny played at Holy Cross and Northwestern State and served as an assistant coach previously at Vermilion Catholic and at Brother Martin.
In his first year as the head coach at John Ehret, Scott previously served as the head coach at West Jefferson and he was an assistant coach at Clark, Destrehan, Jesuit, West Jefferson and at Nicholls. Scott played at Jesuit and at McNeese.
Speakers from the 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. 28-Dec. 11). All are welcome to attend.
For more information, call (504) 908-6080.
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