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  • Fri., Apr. 20, 2018 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 Saintsations Auditions Try-outs for the New Orleans Saints premier dance team will be held on Friday, April 20th at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. For more details, visit here.
  • Sun., Apr. 22, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT Replay Saintsations Finalist Training Camp Finalists selected at the end of the preliminary audition will advance to Finalist Training Camp.
  • Tue., Apr. 24, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Replay Saintsations Finalist Training Camp - Day 2 Finalists selected at the end of the preliminary audition will advance to Finalist Training Camp. For more information visit here. 
  • Wed., Apr. 25, 2018 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 Saintsations Final Auditions Contestants that made it to the final round of auditions will compete for a spot on the field team or appearance team. For more details visit here. 
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 NFL Draft - Day 1 The 2018 NFL Draft will begin on Thursday, April 26th. Round 1 will begin at 7 p.m. CT, for more details visit here.
  • Fri., Apr. 27, 2018 6:00 PM CDT Replay 2018 NFL Draft - Day 2 Rounds 2-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft will take place at 6 p.m. CT. For more information visit here.
  • Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT Replay New Orleans Saints and Dixie Beer 2018 Draft Super Boil The New Orleans Saints and Dixie Beer are teaming up to host the 2018 Draft Super Boil for Saints Season Ticket Holders on Saturday, April 28 from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center (5800 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA). For more information visit here.
  • Sat., Apr. 28, 2018 11:00 AM CDT Replay 2018 NFL Draft - Day 3 Rounds 4-7 of the 2018 NFL Draft will take place at 6 p.m. CT. For more information visit here.
John Baumgartner
Equipment Manager

In 2016, Baumgartner enters his 14th season with organization, second as head equipment manager. In this role, he is responsible for the endless list of details that goes into filling the team’s needs, including the purchase, upkeep and repair off all equipment and uniforms for the players and coaches, the transportation of that equipment for road trips and training camp as well as the daily practice field arrangement.

In 2016, Baumgartner enters his 14th season with organization, second as head equipment manager. In this role, he is responsible for the endless list of details that goes into filling the team’s needs, including the purchase, upkeep and repair off all equipment and uniforms for the players and coaches, the transportation of that equipment for road trips and training camp as well as the daily practice field arrangement.

He began his career in the NFL working in the equipment room for the Saints in 2003. In 2008 he was promoted to assistant equipment manager. He also served as head equipment manager of the club’s Arena Football League entry, the New Orleans VooDoo in 2007, assisting in the club’s equipment department from 2004-05.

Following the 2005 season, Baumgartner was a part of a Saints equipment staff that was selected in a vote by their peers for the Whitey Zimmerman Memorial Award, annually given to the NFL equipment staff that exceeds the usual demands of the position. That season, the equipment staff overcame extraordinary challenges in the forced evacuation from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina.

The son of former Saints defensive lineman Steve Baumgartner, John Baumgartner attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he played on the offensive line from 2000-02. The Covington native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports administration in 2004