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Famous Western Carolina University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Western Carolina University and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Kevin Martin, David Sedaris.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Western Carolina University?” and “Which celebrities are Western Carolina University alumni?”
  • David Sedaris1

    David Sedaris

    Humorist, Comedian


    BirthplaceBroome County, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States

    David Raymond Sedaris (; born December 26, 1956) is an American humorist, comedian, author,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rich Hall2

    Rich Hall

    Television producer, Musician


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Richard Travis Hall (born June 10, 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician, first... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brad Hoover3

    Brad Hoover

    American football player


    BirthplaceThomasville, North Carolina

    Bradley R. Hoover (born November 11, 1976) is a former American football fullback. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • David Patten4

    David Patten

    American football player


    BirthplaceHopkins, South Carolina

    David Patten (born August 19, 1974) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed... more on Wikipedia
  • Eric Rudolph5
    Eric Robert Rudolph (born September 19, 1966), also known as the Olympic Park Bomber, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Jared Burton6

    Jared Burton

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceWestminster, South Carolina

    Levi Jared Burton (born June 2, 1981) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Jarvis Hayes7

    Jarvis Hayes

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Jarvis James Hayes (born August 9, 1981) is an American-Qatari former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Johnson8

    Paul Johnson

    American Football coach


    BirthplaceNewland, North Carolina

    Paul Clayton Johnson (born August 20, 1957) is a retired American football coach. He most... more on Wikipedia
  • Tony Jones9

    Tony Jones

    American football player


    BirthplaceRoyston, Georgia

    Anthony Edward Jones (born May 24, 1966) is a former American football offensive tackle in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Willie J. Williams10

    Willie J. Williams

    American football player


    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Willie James Williams (born December 26, 1970) is a former American football cornerback in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Clyde Simmons11

    Clyde Simmons

    American football player


    BirthplaceLane, South Carolina

    Clyde Simmons Jr. (born August 4, 1964) is a former American football defensive end in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Cooper12

    Louis Cooper

    American football player


    BirthplaceMarion, South Carolina

    Alexander Louis Cooper (born August 5, 1963 in Marion, South Carolina) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • Dean Biasucci13

    Dean Biasucci

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceUSA, Niagara Falls, New York

    Dean Biasucci (born July 25, 1962) is a former placekicker in the National Football League... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Martin14

    Kevin Martin

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceZanesville, Ohio

    Kevin Dallas Martin Jr. (born February 1, 1983) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrew Jordan15

    Andrew Jordan

    American football player


    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Andrew Jordan, Jr. (born June 21, 1972) is a former professional American football tight end... more on Wikipedia
  • Gaither M. Keener Jr.16
    Gaither Keener was promoted to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Lowe's...
  • Wayne Tolleson17

    Wayne Tolleson

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceSpartanburg, South Carolina

    Jimmy Wayne Tolleson (born November 22, 1955) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Terrence Woodyard18

    Terrence Woodyard

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceMadrid, Spain

    Terrence Arnold Woodyard (born December 26, 1982) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Andrew C. Brock



    BirthplaceDavie County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, North Carolina

    Andrew C. Brock (born April 9, 1974) served almost eight terms (2003-2017) as a Republican... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Tiger Greene

    George Everett "Tiger" Greene (born February 15, 1962 in Hendersonville, North Carolina) is a... more on Wikipedia
  • John David Steed21

    John David Steed

    David Steed has served since 2001 as senior vice president and general merchandising manager...
  • 22

    John McKissick

    American Football coach


    BirthplaceKingstree, South Carolina

    John McKissick (born September 25, 1926) is the former head football coach of Summerville High... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Lance Sigmon



    BirthplaceNorth Carolina

    Lance Sigmon is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and a Civilian... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Todd Raleigh



    BirthplaceSwanton, Vermont

    Todd Raleigh is a collegiate baseball coach who led the Tennessee Volunteers baseball team for... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Michael H. Tove