Squeglia, Landholm, Mackel, Hannan Classic coaches to speak at GNOSF QB Club Luncheon

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GNOSF QB Club

LSU football personnel analyst Brian Squeglia, Tulane director of player development Donn Landholm, WDSU TV sports director Fletcher Mackel and the eight prep football coaches in the Archbishop Hannan Classic will speak at the weekly meeting of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at The Cannery at 3803 Toulouse Street in New Orleans.

In his first season as LSU’s lead football personnel analyst, Squeglia assists in the strategic planning and execution of prospect identification for Les Miles. Squeglia spent two seasons as a football recruiting specialist at Mississippi State and previously served as an assistant coach and assistant director of football operations at Jacksonville State. Squeglia has an undergraduate and a master’s degree from the University of North Florida.

A native of Bristow, NEB, Landholm played at Wayne State, earning a bachelor’s degree and earned a master’s degree from Central Missouri State. Landholm is in his first season as Tulane’s Director of Player Development. Landholm spent the previous three seasons at Tennessee Tech, where he worked with linebackers and special teams and as defensive coordinator. Previously, Landholm coached at Purdue, Arizona State, Montana State, Central Missouri and Eastern Kentucky, as well as Blinn Junior College.

A native New Orleanian, Mackel played baseball at De La Salle and was team captain at Loyola. He has been at WDSU-TV since 2002 and has served as sports director for several years and hosts outstanding special shows as well. He maintains a regular blog, “Offsides with Fletcher Mackel.” The brother of WDSU investigative reporter Travers Mackel, Fletcher is the son of Judy and the late Frank Mackel. He has won numerous awards for best sportscast from the Press Club of New Orleans and the Louisiana Associated Press.

The Archbishop Hannan Classic features four games, including the Great American Rivalry Series pitting Holy Cross against Jesuit, the Megaphone game featuring Archbishop Shaw vs. Archbishop Rummel, Brother Martin battling St. Augustine and unbeaten De La Salle facing McMain.

Head coaches Eric Rebaudo, Mark Songy, Scott Bairnsfather, Jay Roth, Mark Bonis, Al Jones, Ryan Manale and Kevin Roussel are all expected to be on hand to speak.

Speakers on the New Orleans 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.

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 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.

SportsNOLA.com serves as the official web site of the GNOSF Quarterback Club while Compliance Technology Group remains a presenting sponsor, along with Strength Systems, WGSO 990 AM and WHNO TV 20.

For more information on joining the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Quarterback Club, contact Stan Kottemann at (504) 908-6080 or at skotlaw@aol.com.

For more information on the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation Membership program, visit www.gnosports.com or contact Tricia Lowe at (504) 619-6114 or at tlowe@gnosf.org.

**The GNOSF Quarterback Club also offers a season ticket package, covering dues and all 16 luncheons for $295, a savings of $80 over the course of the season.

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