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Mike Neu
Quarterbacks

Mike Neu was named New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach in 2014. A 14-year coaching veteran and former signal-caller with extensive experience coaching the position who also served on the club’s player personnel staff for five years, the 2015 season will be his second campaign tutoring the quarterbacks.

Mike Neu was named New Orleans Saints quarterbacks coach in 2014. A 14-year coaching veteran and former signal-caller with extensive experience coaching the position who also served on the club’s player personnel staff for five years, the 2015 season will be his second campaign tutoring the quarterbacks.

Spending his first season under Neu’s direction in 2014, Drew Brees was selected to his franchise-record eighth Pro Bowl as a Saint, as he led the league in completions (456), tied for first in passing yardage (4,952), ranked second in completion percentage (69.2) and tied for fifth in touchdown passes (33).

Neu returned to the Saints after serving as quarterbacks coach at Tulane University from 2012-13.  In his first season with the Green Wave in 2012, Neu tutored current Saints signal-caller Ryan Griffin. Griffin started all nine games he played in and was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection after completing 245-of-394 (62.2%) passes for 2,771 yards with 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, ranking second in the conference in passing yards per game (307.9). In 2013, he integrated both junior Nick Montana and redshirt freshman Devin Powell into the lineup as Tulane posted a 7-6 overall record and played in the 2013 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl, their first postseason appearance in 11 years.

Prior to joining the Tulane staff, Neu spent eight years with the Arena Football League’s New Orleans VooDoo/Saints organization. Hired as head coach of the expansion VooDoo in 2003 by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis, Neu posted an 11-5 record in the club’s inaugural season and was named the league’s Coach of the Year, compiling a 33-31 record in four seasons. He then evaluated college players in the northeast region for the club for three seasons. He also previously worked in the Saints player personnel department from 2005-06, when the VooDoo suspended operations due to Hurricane Katrina.

Starting his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Ball State in 1994, Neu also served as offensive coordinator of the AFL Carolina Cobra’s franchise and as head coach in 2002, in addition to serving as an assistant with the league’s Nashville Kats franchise from 1998-99. He served as head coach of the af2 Augusta Stallions in 2000 where he was named the league’s Coach of the Year.

An Indianapolis native, Neu was a four-year starter at quarterback for Ball State where he was named the MAC Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 1993. A four-year starter for the Cardinals, Neu guided his squad to the conference championship as a senior and departed with school records in passing yards, attempts, completions and touchdown passes. He is a member of the School’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He played professionally with the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders and in the AFL for two seasons.

PLAYING CAREER: Ball State, 1990-93; Calgary Stampeders (Canadian Football League, 1995; Orlando Predators (Arena Football League), 1996; Nashville Kats (Arena Football League), 1997.

COACHING CAREER: Ball State, 1994; Nashville Kats (Arena Football League), 1998-99; Augusta Stallions (af2), 2000; Carolina Cobras (Arena Football League-Head Coach, 2002), 2001-02; New Orleans VooDoo (Arena Football League-Head Coach), 2004-08; Tulane, 2012-13; New Orleans Saints, 2014-.