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

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

This is a list that includes graduates like Ron Jaworski and Ed O'Neill.

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

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James Traficant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician, Police officer James Anthony Traficant, Jr. was a Democratic, and later independent, politician and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio. He represented the 17th Congressional ...more

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Ronald A. Parise is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist Ronald Anthony Parise Ph.D. was an Italian American scientist who flew aboard two NASA Space Shuttle missions as a payload specialist. Parise was born in Warren, Ohio to Henry and Catherine ...more

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Linda R. Gooden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Businessperson Linda Gooden is Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Information Systems Global Services (ISGS) business area and an officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation.

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Ed O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Actor, American football player, Teacher Edward Leonard "Ed" O'Neill is an American actor. He is best known for his role as the main character, Al Bundy, on the Fox Network sitcom Married... with Children, for which he was ...more

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Ron Jaworski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Commentator, Actor, American football player Ronald Vincent "Ron" Jaworski is a former American football quarterback and currently an NFL analyst on ESPN. He is also CEO of Ron Jaworski Golf Management, Inc., based out of ...more

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Jeff Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
American football player Jeffrey Allen Wilkins, nicknamed "Money", is a former American football placekicker for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and St Louis Rams of the National Football League. ...more

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Matt Quinn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
TV Journalist Matt Quinn was a former reporter for ABC News and at WFAA in Dallas who died in a wildfire on April 9, 2009 in Montague County, Texas.

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Sean Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Musician, Bandleader, Composer Sean Jones is an American trumpeter and composer featured on the 2007 Grammy Award-winning Turned to Blue from Nancy Wilson. As a bandleader, Jones has released five albums under the Mack Avenue ...more

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Jay Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician Roy Kojo Jawara "Jay" Williams is the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. As the administrator of the Commerce Department’s Economic Development ...more

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Nanette Lepore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer Nanette Lepore is an American fashion designer based in New York City. New York magazine has said that "her gypsy-influenced designs are feminine and youthful. The looks are full of bold ...more

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Tim Hagan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Tim Hagan Politician Timothy Hagan, is a Democratic politician in Ohio. He served as Cuyahoga County Commissioner and other local offices from the 1980s through 2000s, and was his party's nominee for the ...more

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Nathaniel R. Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Nathaniel R. Jones Judge, Lawyer Nathaniel Raphael Jones has served as a lawyer, jurist, academic, and public servant. He was a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit before his retirement in March 2002. As ...more

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Paul McFadden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Paul McFadden American football player Paul McFadden is a former American football placekicker in the National Football League. He gained recognition at the collegiate level as a kicker at Youngstown State University. McFadden became ...more

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Quentin Lowry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Quentin Lowry American football player Quentin Ivory Lowry is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at Youngstown ...more

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Cliff Stoudt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Cliff Stoudt American football player Clifford Lewis Stoudt is a former American football quarterback for Youngstown State University and the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers. Drafted in the fifth round by the Steelers, Stoudt was the ...more

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Justin Thomas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Baseball player Justin Joseph Thomas is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim organization. He has pitched in MLB for the Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston ...more

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Mark Mangino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Mark Mangino American Football coach, Coach Mark Thomas Mangino is an American football coach, currently serving as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at Iowa State University. Previously, Mangino served as the head football coach ...more

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Bob Davie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player Robert Edwin "Bob" Davie, Jr. is an American football college coach and former player, currently the head football coach at New Mexico. He previously served as the head football coach ...more

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Charles J. Carney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician Charles Joseph Carney was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Carney attended schools in Youngstown and neighboring Campbell, Ohio. He later attended Youngstown State ...more

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Ed McGlasson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Ed McGlasson American football player Edward Tandy McGlasson is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League and pastors the Stadium Vineyard Church in Anaheim, California. Born and raised in Potomac, ...more

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Russell Stuvaints is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
American football player Russell Stuvaints, is an American football defensive back for Team Arkansas of the All American Football League, and formerly for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

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Harry Meshel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Politician Harry Meshel is an American retired Democratic politician. He served as the president of the Ohio State Senate and chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party. Meshel is noted for his legislative ...more

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Willis Marshall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Willis Marshall American football player Willis Thurman Marshall III is a former Arena football wide receiver / defensive back. He played college football at Youngstown State. In his career, Marshall has played for the Calgary ...more

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Noah Cicero is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Noah Cicero Novelist, Writer Noah Cicero is an American novelist, short-story writer. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the author of six books of fiction and two ebooks. Cicero's stories, poetry, and essays have been ...more

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Harold Danko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Musician Harold Danko is an American jazz pianist. Danko attended Youngstown State University. Among his credits are work in the big bands of Woody Herman and Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, as well as smaller ...more

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Pat Narduzzi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Coach, American football player Patrick Narduzzi is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head coach at the University of Pittsburgh. He previously was the defensive coordinator at Michigan State. He ...more

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Brad Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Brad Hennessey Baseball player Brad Martin Hennessey is a former American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 185 pounds. He played ...more

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Simeon Booker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Simeon Booker Journalist, Writer Simeon Booker is an award-winning African-American journalist whose work appeared in leading news publications for more than 50 years.

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Cheryl L. Waite is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Judge Cheryl L. Waite is one of four judges elected to the Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals. She was first elected to the court in 1996, and re-elected to that bench in 2002 and 2008. She ...more

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Peter C. Economus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Peter C. Economus Judge Peter C. Economus is a United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Economus was born in Youngstown, Ohio. He received a B.A. from ...more

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Joseph G. Brimmeier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Joseph G. Brimmeier Joseph G. Brimmeier is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Brimmeier attended Pittsburgh's North Catholic High School. He also earned a degree in health ...more

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Ralph Goldston is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Ralph Goldston Ralph Peter Goldston was a running back and defensive back in the Canadian Football League who played nine seasons for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He helped the Tiger-Cats to two Grey Cup wins in ...more

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Sonny Vaccaro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Sonny Vaccaro John Paul Vaccaro is an American former sports marketing executive. Vaccaro is probably best known for his tenure with Nike, Inc., and signed Michael Jordan to his first sneaker deal. Vaccaro ...more

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Jim Lynch is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Jim Lynch Jim Lynch is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is a 1964 graduate of Sharon High School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966–69 and earned a degree in ...more

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Marcus Mason is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Marcus Mason American football player Marcus Mason is a former American football running back. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Youngstown State. Mason has ...more

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Carl Pelini is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Coach Carl Pelini is a former head coach for the Florida Atlantic Owls football team. Before accepting his most recent position, Pelini was defensive coordinator and defensive line coach for the ...more

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Rich Kasunic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Rich Kasunic Richard A. "Rich" Kasunic is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 32nd District since 1994. He was a member of the Pennsylvania House of ...more

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Chris Sainato is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Chris Sainato Christopher "Chris" Sainato is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 9th District since 1995.

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Nick Colafella is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Nicholas A. Colafella is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is a 1956 graduate of Aliquippa High School. He earned a degree in education from Youngstown ...more

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Sam Bahour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Sam Bahour Businessperson Sam Bahour is a Palestinian American businessman and entrepreneur who was born to a Palestinian father and Lebanese-American mother. He moved with his family to the Israeli-occupied West Bank in ...more

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George Whitfield Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
George Whitfield Jr. Coach George Whitfield Jr. is a former college and arena league quarterback. He now resides in San Diego, CA and is currently running a quarterback training ACADEMY firm Whitfield Athletix. He was ...more

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David Lee Morgan, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
David Lee Morgan, Jr. David Lee Morgan, Jr. is a sportswriter, author and motivational speaker and literacy facilitator. He has worked at several newspapers including the Warren Tribune-Chronicle, the Raleigh News ...more

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Ron Gerberry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Ron Gerberry Ron Gerberry is a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 59th district. Gerberry was first appointed to the House to represent the 65th district in 1982, to fill the term ...more

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Joseph Vukovich is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni

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Paula Brooks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Paula Brooks Paula Brooks is currently serving her third term on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners since re-elected in 2012 with 64% of the vote.

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Milan Puskar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Milan Puskar Milan "Mike" Puškar was an American entrepreneur and philanthropist from Morgantown, West Virginia.

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Sylvester Patton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Sylvester Patton Sylvester Patton is a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, succeeded by Bob Hagan.

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Sean Barron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Sean Barron Sean Barron is a journalist for The Youngstown Vindicator in Ohio. He is the co-author of two books about autism. There's a Boy in Here: Emerging from the Bonds of Autism was written with his ...more

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Vincent A. Biancucci is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Vincent A. Biancucci Vincent A. "Vince" Biancucci was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 15th District and was elected in 2002. He was defeated for re-election in the ...more

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Jason Perry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Youngstown State University Alumni
Jason Perry Jason Perry is a former American football player. Jason was born in Cleveland, Ohio on September 24, 1984. He played defensive back for Youngstown State. He was signed as a free agent by the ...more