Hundley, Dannen, Ausberry, Harley, Chango, Dares to speak Tuesday at New Orleans QB Club
Allstate Sugar Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley, Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen, LSU Executive Deputy Athletic Director Verge Ausberry, New Orleans Saints Vice President of Football Administration Khai Harley, Country Day head coach Joe Chango and New Orleans Boosters head coach Darrin Dares will speak at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at noon at Mid-City Lanes Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Ave. in New Orleans.
Hundley took over as CEO of the Allstate Sugar Bowl on July 1. He is in his 26th year with the Sugar Bowl, having started in 1993 as assistant executive director. Hundley was promoted to associate executive director in 1995 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2006. Hundley has played a pivotal role in the annual bowl game and in helping land and execute the men’s and women’s Final Fours played in New Orleans, along with national championship games.
Dannen is in his fourth year as athletic director at Tulane after serving eight years in the same capacity at Northern Iowa, his alma mater. Dannen has served a key role in ramping up fundraising at Tulane while presiding over academic excellence throughout Tulane’s sports programs. Dannen has hired six head coaches, including Willie Fritz, who led Tulane to its first bowl victory since 2002 a year ago.
A native of New Iberia, Ausberry has served in athletic administration at his alma mater since 2001. He was named to the post of Deputy Director of Athletics in January, 2016 and promoted to Executive Deputy Athletic Director earlier this year. Ausberry is responsible for planning for the athletic department, serves as the administrator for football and men’s basketball and serves as Executive Director of External Relations for the LSU System while assisting the Office of the President in external and governmental affairs.
In his 12 season with the New Orleans Saints and 19th in the NFL, Harley is focused on contract negotiations and strategic planning/management for the Saints salary cap and roster management. He previously served as director of football administration from 2008-13. A Rutgers graduate, Harley is a key liaison with the NFL Management Council.
Entering his fifth season as the head coach at Country Day, Chango led the Cajuns to the deepest playoff run in school history, reaching the Division III semifinals a year ago. He has also taken Country Day to the state quarterfinals. Chango served as offensive coordinator at Jesuit when the Blue Jays won the Division I state title in 2014. The Tulane graduate also coached at De La Salle and St. Charles Catholic previously.
A former baseball star at Archbishop Rummel and Tulane, Dares guided the New Orleans Boosters to the All-American National Championship in Johnstown, PA last month as the Boosters marched through the tournament unbeaten. Dares played for the Boosters in the national tournament back in 1987. Dares was inducted into the Archbishop Rummel Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007.
The Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club meets each Tuesday (17 weeks) at Rock’n’Bowl through Dec. 17, when the club will hold its year-end awards function.
Each week, an R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Prep Player of the Week is chosen, presented by CrescentCitySports.com 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 ABC 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.
For more information on how to join the Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at email@example.com.
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