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List Rules People on this list must have gone to East Tennessee State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from East Tennessee State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from East Tennessee State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished East Tennessee State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended East Tennessee State University 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 East Tennessee State University.

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Kenny Chesney and Tom Buchanan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to East Tennessee State University?” and “Which celebrities are East Tennessee State University alumni?”

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Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney is an American singer and songwriter. He has recorded eleven albums, nine of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced ...more

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Eric Axley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Professional golfer Eric Allen Axley is an American professional golfer. Axley was born in Athens, Tennessee. He turned professional in 1997. He is one of the few natural left-handers to win on the Web.com Tour and ...more

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Tom Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Farmer

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Timothy Busfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer Timothy Busfield is an American actor and director. He has played Eliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething; Mark, Kevin Costner's brother-in-law in Field of Dreams; and Danny ...more

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Brennan Webb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Professional golfer

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David Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
David Lee Davis is a Republican politician from Tennessee and one-term member of the United States House of Representatives and Tennessee House of Representatives. He represented Tennessee's 1st ...more

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Mike Hulbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Mike Hulbert Golfer Michael Patrick Hulbert is an American professional golfer and sportscaster. Hulbert was born in Elmira, New York. He grew up in Horseheads, New York, and was a childhood friend and high school ...more

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Ric Keller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller is an American politician, and was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Florida's 8th congressional district. ...more

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Gerald Sensabaugh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Gerald Lind Sensabaugh, Jr. is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for the Dallas Cowboys. He ...more

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Amy Colley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Amy Colley Amy Estella Colley is a beauty queen from Jonesborough, Tennessee who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. She graduated from David Crockett High School in 2002. Colley first competed in the ...more

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Darrell Castle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Lawyer Darrell Castle is an American political figure, activist and attorney from Memphis, Tennessee, and was the vice presidential candidate of the Constitution Party in the 2008 United States ...more

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Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. Writer Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. was an American who distinguished himself as a Methodist Pastor and Evangelist, as the President of Emory and Henry College, as an author and theologian, as a Bishop of ...more

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Joseph R. Garber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Joseph R. Garber Novelist, Writer Joseph R. Garber was an American author, best known for his 1995 thriller Vertical Run and for the articles he wrote on technology for Forbes magazine. Garber was born in Philadelphia, ...more

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J. C. Snead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
J. C. Snead Golfer Jesse Carlyle "J. C." Snead is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Snead is the nephew of the legendary Sam Snead. ...more

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Keith Cate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist Keith Alvin Cate has been a main anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida since 2000. Cate has won 12 Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences along with four Edward R. ...more

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Van Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Van Williams American football player George Van Williams is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants. He played college football at East Tennessee State ...more

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Dennis Law is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Dennis Law American football player

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Larry Hinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Larry Hinson Golfer Larry Hinson is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from 1968–1976. Hinson was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, but has lived almost his entire life in Douglas, Georgia. ...more

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Donnie Abraham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Nathaniel Donnell "Donnie" Abraham, is a former American football cornerback. In his career, he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets. After considering retirement ...more

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Earl Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Earl Ferrell American football player Earl Thomas Ferrell, is a former professional American football player who was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 5th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. A 6 ft 0 in, 220 lbs. running back from ...more

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Bud Phillips is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Bud Phillips Lawyer Clarence Edward "Bud" Phillips is an American politician. A Democrat, he served 11 terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1990–2012. He represented a portion of southwestern ...more

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John Shulman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach John Shulman is the head varsity boy's basketball coach at The McCallie School. He is the former head men's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He joined TN-based ...more

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Besse Cooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Teacher Besse Berry Cooper was an American supercentenarian who was the world's oldest living person from June 21, 2011, until her death. She was, at the time of her death, the eighth oldest verified ...more

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Roy Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Roy Carter Politician

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Keith Jennings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Basketball player Keith Russell "Mister" Jennings is an American basketball coach who formerly played in the NBA. Jennings, a 5'7" point guard, attended East Tennessee State University for four ...more

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Garrett Willis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Garrett Willis Golfer Garrett Michael Willis is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. Willis was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended East Tennessee State ...more

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David Eger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
David Eger Golfer David Benjamin Eger is an American professional golfer on the Champions Tour. Eger was born in Fort Meade, Maryland. He attended the University of North Carolina, and later East Tennessee State ...more

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Matthew Hill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Matthew Hill Politician, Presenter Matthew Joseph Hill is a talk show host, co-owner of Right Way Marketing, LLC, and a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the Tennessee General Assembly 7th House

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Ron Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Ron Ramsey Surveyor, Politician, Real Estate Broker Ronald Lynn "Ron" Ramsey is the 49th and current Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee and Speaker of the State Senate. A Republican from Blountville in East Tennessee, Ramsey succeeded ...more

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Atlee Hammaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Baseball player Charlton Atlee Hammaker is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played the majority of his career for the San Francisco Giants, from 1982 to 1990. He also played for the Kansas ...more

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Barclay Radebaugh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach Barclay Radebaugh is the head men's basketball coach at Charleston Southern University. Coach Radebaugh is a two-time Big South Conference Coach of the Year and in 2015 led CSU to the ...more

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Barry Bales is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Bassist, Singer Barry Turner Bales is the American long time bass player and harmony vocalist for Alison Krauss and Union Station. He has been in the band for around 25 years. He has won a total of 14 Grammy ...more

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Dainon Sidney is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Dainon Sidney Dainon Tarquinius Sidney is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played for the Tennessee Titans from 1998 to 2002 and helped them make Super Bowl XXXIV in ...more

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Mary Pat Angelini is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Mary Pat Angelini Mary Pat Angelini is an American Republican Party politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since January 8, 2008, where she represents the 11th Legislative District. ...more

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Eddie Yokley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Eddie Yokley Politician Eddie Yokley is an American politician from Greeneville, Tennessee. He has served four terms in the Tennessee General Assembly. Yokley was elected to serve Tennessee's 11th district in the ...more

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Mike Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach Mike Smith, is an American football coach. He is the former head coach for the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons, a position he held from 2008 to 2014. He previously served as the ...more

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Amy Dalley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer Amy Dalley is an American country music artist. Signed to Curb Records in 2003 and she left the label in 2008. Dalley has released seven singles, of which five have entered the U.S. Billboard ...more

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Rusty Crowe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Rusty Crowe Dewey "Rusty" Crowe, is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Tennessee Senate representing the 3rd district, which encompasses Washington County and Carter County; and inventor ...more

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Tony Tiller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Tony Tiller Tony Tiller is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the BC Lions as a street free agent in 2005. He played college football at East Tennessee State. Tiller has also been a ...more

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Keith Nolan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Keith Nolan Keith Nolan is an Irish professional golfer. Nolan has been a member of the PGA Tour and Nationwide Tour. Nolan was born in Bray. He attended East Tennessee State University in the United States ...more

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Kenneth Lee Carder is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Kenneth Lee Carder Kenneth Lee Carder is a retired American Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1992. Carder distinguished himself as a Pastor, a member of Annual Conference and General U.M. ...more

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David B. Hawk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
David B. Hawk David B. Hawk is a Tennessee politician. He was elected to the 103rd and 104th General Assembly as the member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing the 5th district, which is ...more

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Larry Davis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Larry Davis Larry Davis is the interim head men's basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati. Davis was born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. After moving to Indiana as a child, he graduated from Wapahani ...more

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Dewayne Bunch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Dewayne Bunch Dewayne Bunch is a Republican politician in Tennessee who formerly served in the Tennessee General Assembly and is now a state administrative law judge.

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Thane Gash is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Thane Alvin Gash is a former professional American football player who played safety for four seasons for the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League.

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Mack Cummings is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Mack Cummings Mack Cummings is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He would play with the New York Giants in 1987.

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Jo Carson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Jo Carson Playwright Josephine Catron "Jo" Carson was an American playwright, poet, fiction writer, and actor, as well as the author of three children's books. Her best-known play is Daytrips, and her ...more

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Ken Givens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Real Estate Broker, Farmer Ken Givens is a Tennessee politician from Rogersville, Tennessee. From 1988-2002, Givens was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing the Ninth State House District. In ...more

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Marsha Beasley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Marsha Beasley Marsha Beasley is the former head coach of the West Virginia University rifle team and a former student athlete. After 16 years, and as of 2005, Beasley's career record at WVU as head coach is ...more

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Chris Beatty is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Chris Beatty Coach Christopher Beatty is an American football assistant coach. Beatty is currently the wide receivers coach for the Wisconsin Badgers football team. Beatty was formerly a professional football ...more