Prominent Alumni

Politics and government Sports
  • Jack Coombs, Colby 1906, World Series pitcher with the Philadelphia A's
  • Ralph N. Good, Colby 1910, Major League Baseball player, Boston Nationals
  • Billy Foulds, Toronto 1911, Canadian Football League - Quarterback, Coach, Hall of Fame
  • Frank S. McGill, McGill 1915, Member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
  • Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson, Illinois 1920, Chairman US Olympic Committee
  • Sam Barry, Iowa 1926, Founder New York Knicks, NBA Hall of Fame coach
  • Ned Irish, Pennsylvania 1928, NBA Hall of Famer
  • Don A. Veller, Indiana 1935, Former head football and golf coach at Florida State University
  • Andrew Currie, Manitoba 1935, Professional football player - Regina Roughriders, Canadian Football League Hall of Famer
  • Leland MacPhail, Swarthmore 1939, President, National League Baseball and GM of the New York Yankees
  • Hugh Gallarneau, Stanford 1941, Professional football player - Chicago Bears
  • Horace Ashenfelter, Penn State 1949, 1952 Olympic gold medalist (steeplechase)
  • Frank R. Burns, Rutgers 1949, Head football coach, Rutgers University
  • Darrell Royal, Oklahoma 1950, Head football coach, University of Texas
  • Harvey Kuenn, Wisconsin 1954, Baseball player and manager
  • Michael White, California 1957, NFL Coach
  • Lou Holtz, Kent State 1958, Head football coach, University of South Carolina, NCAA Football National Champion as Coach of Notre Dame in 1988
  • Andy Goldston, Oklahoma 1988, Quarterback, broke 19 National records, Fathered Bret Favre
  • Peter V. Ueberroth, San Jose 1959, Organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics and Commissioner of Major League Baseball
  • Theodore R. Boehm, Brown 1960, Chairman, 1987 Pan Am Games organizing committee
  • Neil R. Austrian, Swarthmore 1960, Former president and COO of the NFL
  • Fred Arbanas, Michigan State 1961, Football player - Dallas Texans (AFL) and Kansas City Chiefs
  • Galen Hall, Penn State 1962, Former head football coach, University of Florida
  • Paul Flatley, Northwestern 1963, Professional football player - Minnesota Vikings
  • Pete Gogolak, Cornell 1964, Professional football player - New York Giants
  • Clark Graebner, Northwestern 1965, Professional tennis player
  • James D. Rodgers, Iowa 1965, Head coach - Boston Celtics
  • Steven Solomon, Tufts 1965 - Former President/COO of the National Hockey League
  • Jim Boeheim, Jr., Syracuse 1966, Head coach, Syracuse basketball
  • Rick Venturi, Northwestern 1968, NFL coach
  • Bruce Coslet, Pacific 1968, NFL coach
  • Thurman Munson, Kent State 1969, Professional baseball player, New York Yankees
  • Ed Molstad, Alberta 1970, Professional football player, Edmonton (CFL)
  • John J. Ebersole, Penn State 1970, Professional football player, New York Jets
  • Rodney "Pete" Watson, Tufts 1972, Professional football player, Cincinnati Bengals
  • James H. Sundberg, Iowa 1973, Professional baseball player, Texas Rangers
  • Richard W. "Rick" Sund, Northwestern 1973, NBA executive
  • Randolph C. Gradishar, Ohio State 1974, Professional football player, Denver Broncos
  • Mark VanEeghen, Colgate 1974, Professional football player, Oakland Raiders
  • Randy Gregg (hockey player), Alberta 1975, NHL defenseman on five Stanley Cup Championships
  • Marty Akins, University of Texas 1976, Quarterback
  • Mick Luckhurst, California 1979, NFL placekicker
  • Paul Mokeski, Kansas 1979, NBA center
  • Craig Bolerjack, Kansas State 1980, CBS sportscaster
  • Dino Mangiero, Rutgers 1980, Professional Football player - Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots
  • Thomas W. Darling, Syracuse 1981, Silver medal in crew, '84 Olympics and crew member, Stars and Stripes, winner of the America's Cup
  • Ken Margerum, Stanford 1981, NFL Receiver
  • Chad Little, Washington State 1985, NASCAR Driver and Commentator
  • Tom Burgess, Colgate 1986, Professional football player - Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg (CFL)
  • James A. Les, Bradley 1986, Professional basketball player
  • Craig Kelly, Washington 1987, Professional Snowboarder, Four Time World Champion, Three Time US Champion, Godfather of Freeriding
  • Mike Withycombe, Fresno 1988, Professional football player - New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers
  • Jimmy Ball, Arlington 1990, BMX Cycler - 1991 Silver Medal, Pepsi Games of Texas, Two-time U.S. Gold Cup Champion, Four-time Texas State Champion, ABA World #6 ('95) and #4 ('99), Over 25 career National Main Event victories
  • Jason "Kernel" Kurtzman, Hamilton 2005, National Football League Punter 2006 Appeared in three games with the N.F.L.'s Detroit Lions.
Education Entertainment Literature and publishing Business Science and technology
  • Charles F. Kettering, Ohio State 1904, Inventor and philanthropist
  • Laurens Hammond, Cornell 1916, Inventor of the pipeless organ
  • Arnold O. Beckman, Illinois 1922, Inventor of the pH meter and founder of Beckman Instruments
  • Linus C. Pauling, Oregon State 1922, Winner of two Nobel Prizes ; chemistry and peace
  • Dr. Christian B. Anfinsen, Swarthmore 1937, Nobel Prize winner for chemistry
  • Dr. William C. Dement, Washington 1949, Pioneer in sleep research, discovered and named REM sleep, author of many books on sleep, founder of the National Sleep Foundation, and a long time professor at Stanford University where he established one of the first university sleep laboratories.
  • Dr. Augustus A. White, III, Brown 1957, Chief Surgeon of Orthopedics at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston
  • Dr. Robert Cade, Texas, Inventor of Gatorade, Professor at the University of Florida
  • Col. Frederick H. Hauck, Tufts 1962, NASA astronaut
  • Don Francis, California 1966, Discovered link between HIV virus and AIDS, subject of And the Band Played On.
  • Brewster H. Shaw, Wisconsin 1967, NASA astronaut
  • Terry Hart, Lehigh 1968, NASA astronaut
  • Lee Nordan, Tufts 1968, Prominent eye surgeon in San Diego and a pioneer in LASIK Surgery and radial keratotomy
  • Dr. Peter J. Fowler, Western Ontario 1960, Accomplished Orthopedic Surgeon, Namesake of the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at UWO, Mustangs Swimming Star