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  • Sun., Nov. 26, 2017 3:05 PM CST Live New Orleans Saints at Rams The New Orleans Saints take on the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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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