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Famous Morehead State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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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    Talk show host, Game Show Host


    BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 2


    BirthplaceHuntington-Ashland-Ironton metropolitan area, Kentucky, Greenup County, United States of America, South Shore

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 represented the  ...more
  • 3
    Commentator, Announcer


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Kentucky, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 League  ...more

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  • 4
    Public Relations Executive


    BirthplaceMorehead, 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 he was  ...more
  • 5
    American football player


    BirthplaceMarysville, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 seasons.  ...more
  • 6
    Baseball player


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 an  ...more
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    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 business  ...more
  • 8
    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. He was  ...more
  • 9


    BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Steve Kazee is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning American actor and singer.  ...more
  • 10
    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
  • 11


    NationalityUnited States of America

    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. She  ...more
  • 12
    Novelist, Actor


    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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 multiple nonfiction  ...more
  • 13
    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 62 (1935-1997)

    BirthplaceColumbia, Kentucky

    Steven Absher Hamilton (November 30, 1934 – December 2, 1997) was a Major League Baseball (MLB) and National Basketball Association (NBA) player.   ...more
  • 14


    BirthplaceUnion, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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). She  ...more
  • 15
    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 47 (1964-2011)

    BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 heart failure in  ...more
  • 16


    BirthplaceNaples, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 17
    Baseball player


    BirthplaceGlasgow, 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) and Boston Red  ...more
  • 18
    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 and  ...more
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    Journalist, Writer


    BirthplaceAshland, Kentucky

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Considered  ...more
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    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 played  ...more
  • 21
    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 Sacramento  ...more
  • 22
    Basketball player


    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 played  ...more

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    Coach, Footballer


    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 University of  ...more
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    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 was  ...more
  • 25


    BirthplaceOrange, 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.  ...more