Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. Enters New Partnership with University of New Orleans Athletics

August 24, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – August 24, 2022 - Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company and University of New Orleans Athletics held a press conference announcing their partnership on Wednesday, August 24 at 8 a.m. at the 1825 Veterans Blvd. branch of the bank in Metairie. The two-year partnership is the largest in New Orleans program history.

“We at Gulf Coast Bank are very happy to partner with the University of New Orleans to support Privateer Athletics. The student-athletes at New Orleans are an incredibly impressive group,” said Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company President & CEO Guy Williams. “Our desire is to help even more people understand the value and opportunities to see great college athletes compete here in New Orleans.”

“I'm so excited to partner with Gulf Coast Bank as the official bank of #NOLAsTeam. Finding a community bank with that personal feel was an important metric for us when looking for a partner,” said New Orleans Vice President for Athletics & Recreation Tim Duncan. “One of the reasons this relationship made sense for us is that Guy Williams and his leadership team were adamant in providing financial literacy programming for our student-athletes. As educators at heart, we knew we had the right partner when that was the primary focus of Gulf Coast Bank.”

New Orleans Athletics will utilize the sponsorship funds to enhance the experience for each Privateer student-athlete. The department plans to launch the Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company Financial Literacy Series. Executives from Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company will develop a series of interactive classes to inform student-athletes about credit, taxes, saving, and investing money. The series will be pivotal as New Orleans Athletics ramps up their Name Image and Likeness (NIL) programming. The relationship will also allow both New Orleans and Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company the opportunity to continuously strengthen its presence in the local community and the city of New Orleans.

With $3 billion in assets, Louisiana-based Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company serves its business and personal banking clients through its bank branches, loan production offices, trust and investment offices and business credit offices. Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company has 38 locations in eight states that include 19 bank branches across Southeast Louisiana. For more information about Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, call 1.800.223.2060. Engage with Gulf Coast Bank on Facebook and Twitter (@gulfcoastbank)

The mission of New Orleans Privateer Athletics is to produce leaders who: achieve academic excellence; win championships; serve the university and the Greater New Orleans Community with pride and humility.