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Hebert, LHSAA's Henderson, top prep coaches headline Dec. 7 N.O. QB Club luncheon

LHSAA Executive Director Kenny Henderson, John Curtis head football coach J.T. Curtis, Rummel coach Jay Roth, Hannan coach Pat Lambert, Karr coach Nathaniel Jones, East Jefferson coach Nick Saltaformaggio, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert, Tommy Krysan of Pelican Sports Network and offensive line coach John McDonell of Tulane are the featured speakers at the weekly Greater New Orleans Quarterback Club on Monday, December 9 at noon at The Cannery, 3803 Toulouse Street in New Orleans.

A native of Ruston, Henderson was chosen to direct the LHSAA in 2006 after serving as prinicipal at Ruston, Haynesville and Cedar Creek.

With the second most victories in United States prep football history, Curtis guided John Curtis to a national championship in 2012 and has won a Louisiana-best 25 state championships. John Curtis faces University Lab Thursday for the Division II state championship in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In his 19th year, Roth has won nearly 80 percent of his games and has Rummel playing for the state championship (Division I) for the third time in five years when they face Byrd Thursday. The Raiders won the 5A state championship in 2012.

In his fourth year, Lambert has built the Archbishop Hannan from scratch after the school relocated from St. Bernard Parish to St. Tammany Parish. Lambert has guided the Hawks to the Division III state championship game against Calvary Baptist Thursday.

Jones, in his first year at Karr, has led the defending state champion Cougars to their 4th straight 4A title game.

Saltaformaggio has help East Jefferson make history, leading the Warriors to the school's first-ever state football championship game appearance. East Jeff will face Karr on Saturday, December 15.

Hebert, who prepped at South Lafourche High School and played at Northwestern State, led the New Orleans Saints to their first-ever winning season and playoff appearance in 1987 and took the Saints to the playoffs in 1991 and 1992 as well. He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1998. Hebert now serves as a talk show host and analyst for WWL, 870 AM.

Krysan created and hosts various shows on Pelican Sports Network in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and New Orleans and is a sports talk host on WUBR, 910 AM in Baton Rouge.

McDonell is in his second season as offensive line coach at Tulane under Curtis Johnson after serving in the same capacity previously at Idaho, Memphis and Bowling Green.


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