Prograis, Dunleavy, Korte, Hazard, Meyers to speak at GNOSF QB Club luncheon Tuesday at Rock & Bowl
World champion boxer Regis Prograis, Tulane head basketball coach Mike Dunleavy, former New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Steve Korte, former LSU lineman John Hazard and Belle Chasse head football coach Stephen Meyers will speak at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at noon at Rock’n’Bowl, 3016 South Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans.
As the unbeaten Interim WBC world light welterweight champion, Prograis, a New Orleans native, is unbeaten at 23-0 with 19 knockouts. He defeated Terry Flanagan by unanimous decision on Oct. 27 at Lakefront Arena in the Ali Trophy quarterfinals as part of the World Boxing Super Series; he will next fight Kiryl Relikh in the semifinals.
In his 20th season overall as a professional or college head coach, Dunleavy has spent the past 47 years playing or coaching in world championship games, directing NBA Hall of Fame and NBA All-Star players, leading NBA franchises, serving as a television analyst and playing in the NCAA Tournament. Dunleavy was the 1999 NBA Coach of the Year. He spent 17 years as an NBA head coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trailblazers.
A native of Denver, Korte was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round in the 1983 NFL draft out of Arkansas. He played in 83 for the Saints over eight seasons from 1983-90. At Arkansas, Korte was a unanimous All-American in 1982, was named All-Southwest Conference twice and is on the All-Century team at Arkansas. Korte was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Honor in 2015. Korte was part of the first playoff team in New Orleans Saints history in 1987.
In his fifth year as head coach at his alma mater, Meyers has his Cardinals in the playoffs once again after leading Belle Chasse to a second round appearance a year ago. He took the Cardinals to the playoffs in 2014 and 2015 as well.
After starring at Jesuit High School in 1983, Hazard went on to play for Jerry Stovall and Bill Arnsparger at LSU, earning All-SEC honors at LSU at guard in 1986.
Speakers from the Saints, LSU, Tulane and prep football will address the audience weekly each Tuesday, 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.
In addition, Chevron sponsors student-athletes of the 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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