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Famous Morehead State University Alumni

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

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

This list includes Phil Simms, Kenneth Faried and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Morehead State University?” and “Which celebrities are Morehead State University alumni?”
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Chuck Woolery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Talk show host, Game Show Host, Actor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, USA

Charles Herbert Woolery (born March 16, 1941) is an American game show host, talk show host, and musician. He has had long-running tenures hosting several different game shows. Woolery was the ...more

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Ron Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 72

Birthplace: Huntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area, Kentucky, Greenup County, United States of America, South Shore, + more

Ronald E. "Ron" Lewis (born September 14, 1946) is an American retired politician who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1994 to 2009, having ...more
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Phil Simms is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Commentator, Announcer, American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: Springfield, Kentucky, United States of America

Phillip Martin Simms (born November 3, 1955) is a former American football quarterback who spent his entire 15-year professional career playing for the New York Giants of the National Football ...more

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Rocky Adkins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Public Relations Executive

Age: 59

Birthplace: Morehead, Kentucky

Rocky J. Adkins (born November 4, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 99th District of the Kentucky House since 1987. From 2003 through 2016 ...more
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Gary Shirk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Gary Shirk American football player

Age: 69

Birthplace: Marysville, Ohio

Gary Lee Shirk (born February 23, 1950 in Marysville, Ohio) is a former professional American football tight end. He played with the New York Giants of the National Football League for seven ...more
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Jon Rauch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Jon Erich Rauch (born September 27, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. At 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m), he is the tallest player in Major League Baseball history. He is also ...more
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Gary L. Arthur, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Gary Arthur serves as Senior Vice President of Retail Marketing of Valero Energy Corporation. He has led numerous initiatives to improve the companys supply, marketing and transportation ...more
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Henry Akin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni

Age: 74

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Henry T. Akin (born July 31, 1944) is a retired American basketball player. Born in Detroit, Michigan, the 6'10", 225 lbs forward-center played collegiately for Morehead State University. ...more
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Steve Kazee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky, United States of America

Steve Kazee is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning American actor and singer.
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Chad McKnight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni

Age: 34

Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio

Chad McKnight (born June 19, 1983 in Lancaster, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player, who has signed as the Player-Coach for the 2009-10 British Basketball League season with the ...more
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Robin L. Webb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Robin L. Webb Lawyer

Age: 58

Robin L. Webb (born September 6, 1960) is a former Kentucky State Representative for District 96 (Carter and Lewis Counties). She is currently the state senator for 18th district of Kentucky. ...more
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Chris Offutt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Novelist, Actor, Writer

Age: 60

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

Christopher John "Chris" Offutt (born August 24, 1958) is an American writer. He is most widely known for his short stories and novels, but he has also published three memoirs and ...more
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Steve Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Steve Hamilton Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 62 (1935-1997)

Birthplace: Columbia, Kentucky

Steven Absher Hamilton (November 30, 1934 – December 2, 1997) was a Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Basketball Association (NBA) player.
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Kelly Kulick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Kelly Kulick Bowler

Age: 41

Birthplace: Union, New Jersey

Kelly Kulick (born March 16, 1977) is an American professional bowler and sportscaster. She has won ten professional women's bowling titles (six of them majors) and one PBA Tour title (a major). ...more
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Bob McCann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 47 (1964-2011)

Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey

Robert Glen McCann (April 22, 1964 – July 1, 2011) was an American professional basketball player. He was listed as a power forward at 6'7" (or 6'6") and 244–248 lbs. McCann died of ...more
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Brian Shimer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Coach

Age: 56

Birthplace: Naples, Florida

Brian Shimer (born April 20, 1962) is an American bobsledder who competed from 1985 to 2002. Competing in five Winter Olympics, he won the bronze medal in the four-man event at Salt Lake City in ...more
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Denny Doyle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Denny Doyle Baseball player

Age: 76

Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky

Robert Dennis "Denny" Doyle (born January 17, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Philadelphia Phillies (1970–1973), California Angels (1974–1975) ...more
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Donnie Tyndall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Donnie Tyndall Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: 48

Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Donald Joseph Tyndall (born June 14, 1970) is an American basketball coach currently working as the head coach for the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA G League. His teams are known for pressing ...more
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Noah Adams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Noah Adams Journalist, Writer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ashland, Kentucky

Noah Adams is an American broadcast journalist and author, known primarily for his more than thirty years of experience on National Public Radio. A former co-host of the daily All Things ...more
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Dan Swartz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Dan Swartz

Age: Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)

Birthplace: Owingsville, Kentucky

Daniel S. Swartz (December 23, 1934 or 1931 – April 3, 1997) was an American basketball player born in Owingsville, Kentucky. A 6'4" (1.93 m) forward from Morehead State University, Swartz ...more
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Brett Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Brett Roberts

Age: 48

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Ohio

Brett Roberts (born March 24, 1970) is a former American basketball player best remembered for leading NCAA Division I in scoring as a senior in 1991–92 and then getting selected by the ...more
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Kenneth Faried is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis (born November 19, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He ...more

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Mike Gottfried is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Mike Gottfried Coach, Footballer, Sports commentator

Age: 74

Mike Gottfried (born December 17, 1944) is a sportscaster and former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Murray State University (1978–1980), the ...more
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Steve Inskeep is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni

Age: 50

Birthplace: Carmel, Indiana

Steve Inskeep (; born June 16, 1968) is an American journalist who is currently the host of Morning Edition and Up First on National Public Radio. Prior to being host of Morning Edition, Inskeep ...more
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Dennis M. Cavanaugh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Morehead State University Alumni
Dennis M. Cavanaugh Judge

Age: 72

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey

Dennis Michael Cavanaugh (born January 28, 1947) is a retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.