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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Coe College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Coe College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Coe College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Coe College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Coe College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Coe College.

Items include everything from Fred Jackson to Marv Levy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Coe College?” and “Which celebrities are Coe College alumni?”

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Fran Allison is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Actor Frances Helen "Fran" Allison was an American television and radio comedian, personality and singer. She is best known for her starring role on the weekday NBC-TV puppet show Kukla, ...more

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Gregory Alan Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Author, Actor Gregory Alan Williams is an American actor and author. Williams is best known for portraying Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch. From 2011 until 2013, Williams portrayed the role of Coach Pat Purnell ...more

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James William Good is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James William Good was an American politician from the state of Iowa, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cabinet of President Herbert Hoover as Secretary of War. He was a ...more

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Shelby Steele is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Documentary Filmmaker, Author, Writer Shelby Steele is an American author, columnist, documentary film maker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, specialising in the study ...more

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Marv Levy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
American Football coach, Businessperson, Coach Marvin Daniel Levy is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes and in ...more

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William L. Shirer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Author William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and ...more

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S. Donald Stookey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Chemist Stanley Donald Stookey was an American inventor. He had 60 patents in his name related to glass and ceramics, some solely his while others are jointly with others. His discoveries and inventions ...more

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Fred Hickman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Newsreader Frederick Douglass "Fred" Hickman is an American sports broadcaster who has had stints with CNN, TBS, YES Network, and ESPN. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, he graduated from ...more

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Fred Jackson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
American football player Frederick George Jackson is a former American football running back. He played college football at Coe College. After going undrafted in 2003 and playing three seasons in NFL Europe, Jackson ...more

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Linda Scheid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Legislator, Lawyer, Teacher Linda J. Scheid was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 46, which includes portions of the northwestern suburbs of Hennepin County in the Twin ...more

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Jason Kottke is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Jason Kottke Jason Kottke is an American blogger and former web designer currently living in New York City. He designed the Silkscreen typeface and has won a Lifetime Achievement Award as a blogger. As of ...more

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Paul Engle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Novelist, Writer Paul Engle, noted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is perhaps best remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as founder ...more

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Charles D. Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Charles D. Metcalf Charles David Metcalf served in the United States Air Force for 36 years, retiring as a Major General. He went on to serve as the Director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force ...more

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Edward Alsworth Ross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Edward Alsworth Ross Edward Alsworth Ross was a progressive American sociologist, eugenicist, and major figure of early criminology.

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Dow Mossman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Writer Dow Mossman is an American writer. Mossman studied at Coe College for two years, finished college at the University of Iowa and received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1969. His ...more

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Marvin Cone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Marvin Cone Marvin Cone was an American painter in the regionalist style. Cone was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Washington High School in 1910. Cone ...more

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Conger Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Conger Metcalf Conger Metcalf, was an American painter. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and died in Boston, Massachusetts. Metcalf began his art studies in 1932 at the Iowa Stone City Art Colony, headed by ...more

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Carey Bender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Carey Bender Carey Wayne Bender is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He attended Coe College, where he still holds numerous rushing records. He was given ...more

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Dan Guenther is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Dan Guenther Dan Guenther, born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1944, is an American writer. A graduate of Coe College, he has a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He was a captain in the U.S. ...more

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Timothy S. Hillman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Timothy S. Hillman Timothy Spafard Hillman is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

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John D. Krumboltz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
John D. Krumboltz is a 1967 Guggenheim Fellow in Social Sciences.

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Gary Allan Sojka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Coe College Alumni
Gary Allan Sojka Gary Allan Sojka was president of Bucknell University from 1984–95. Sojka received his BA from Coe College, and his MS and PhD from Purdue University. Sojka later became the President of the ...more