Famous Southwestern Oklahoma State University Alumni

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Southwestern Oklahoma State University and be of some renown.

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

Alumni range from Rex Ryan to W Leroy Heinrichs.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Southwestern Oklahoma State University?” and “Which celebrities are Southwestern Oklahoma State University alumni?”
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    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Rex Ashley Ryan (born December 13, 1962) is a former American football coach and current ESPN analyst. Ryan was formerly the head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills of the National Football  ...more

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  • 2

    William K. Brewster



    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma, United States of America

    William K. "Bill" Brewster (born November 8, 1941) is a Democratic politician and a retired U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma.  ...more
  • 3

    Carl Birdsong

    American football player


    BirthplaceKaufman, Texas

    Carl Birdsong (born January 1, 1959 in Kaufman, Texas) is a former National Football League punter from (1981-1985) for the St. Louis Cardinals. Birdsong graduated from Amarillo High School and then  ...more
  • 4

    John Aaron

    John W. Aaron (born 1943) is a former NASA engineer and was a flight controller during the Apollo program. He is widely credited with saving the Apollo 12 mission when it was struck by lightning soon  ...more
  • 5

    Rob Ryan



    BirthplaceArdmore, Oklahoma

    Robert Allen Ryan (born December 13, 1962) is an American football coach for National Football League’s Washington Redskins. He has served as a defensive coordinator or coach for seven different NFL  ...more
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    Glenn English



    BirthplaceOklahoma, United States of America

    Glenn Lee English Jr. (born November 30, 1940) is a U.S. Democratic politician who represented Oklahoma's 6th congressional district for 10 successive terms. English is currently the chief executive  ...more
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    Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 55 (1879-1935)

    BirthplaceOologah, Oklahoma, United States of America

    William Penn Adair Rogers (November 4, 1879 – August 15, 1935) was an American stage and motion picture actor, vaudeville performer, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist, and social commentator from  ...more

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    Yvonne Kauger



    BirthplaceNew Cordell, Oklahoma

    Yvonne Kauger (born August 3, 1937), is an Associate Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and was appointed to the Court's District 4 seat by Governor George Nigh in 1984, and served as Chief  ...more
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    Arnie Shockley

    Arnold Shockley (August 31, 1903 – April 27, 1988) was a professional football player who spent 1 season in the National Football League with the Boston Bulldogs in 1929. Shockley was an  ...more
  • 10

    Perry Jackson

    J. Parnel Jackson (August 31, 1903 – April 27, 1988) was a professional football player who spent three seasons in the National Football League with the Providence Steam Roller in 1928, 1929 and  ...more
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    Wm. LeRoy Heinrichs is co-founder and Executive Medical Director at Innovation in Learning Inc., and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emeritus at Stanford University.  ...more
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    Cord McCoy

    Cord Jarret McCoy (born August 19, 1980) is an American former professional rodeo cowboy who is best known as the 2nd-place finisher (along with his brother Jet McCoy) on The Amazing Race 16. Jet and  ...more
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    Kathleen Wilcoxson

    Kathleen Wilcoxson is an American politician from Oklahoma. Wilcoxson represented Oklahoma State Senate District 45 from 1996 to 2008, serving the twelve years allowed under term limits.  ...more
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    Johnathan Haggerty

    American football player


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Johnathan Haggerty (born February 5, 1988) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was previously a member of the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears. He played college  ...more
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    John Goodner

    John Goodner (February 26, 1944 – December 5, 2005) was an American football coach. John Goodner hailed from Frederick, Oklahoma. He played football at his alma mater, nearby Southwestern Oklahoma  ...more