36 Notable alumni of
East Tennessee State University

East Tennessee State University is 1115th in the world, 404th in North America, and 379th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 36 notable alumni from East Tennessee State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Kenny Chesney

    Kenny Chesney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    songwriter
    Biography

    Kenneth Arnold Chesney is an American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, musician, and record producer. He has recorded more than 20 albums and has produced more than 40 Top 10 singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, 32 of which have reached number one. Many of these have also charted within the Top 40 of the US Billboard Hot 100, making him one of the most successful crossover country artists. He has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.

  2. Timothy Busfield

    Timothy Busfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm directorstage actorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Timothy Busfield is an American actor and director. He has played Elliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething; Mark, the brother-in-law of Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner), in Field of Dreams; and Danny Concannon on the television series The West Wing. In 1991 he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for thirtysomething. He is also the founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Arts organization, Theatre for Children, Inc.

  3. Steven M. Greer

    Steven M. Greer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    ufologistphysician
    Biography

    Steven Macon Greer is an American ufologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and the Disclosure Project, which seeks the disclosure of alleged classified UFO information.

  4. Eureka O'Hara

    Eureka O'Hara
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    drag queen
    Biography

    Eureka, also known as Eureka O'Hara and Eureka!, is the stage name of David Huggard, an American drag queen and reality television personality. Eureka rose to prominence competing on the ninth and tenth seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race. After becoming the first queen in the history of Drag Race to be removed from the competition due to an injury on the ninth season, Eureka returned to compete on the tenth season in 2018, placing as a runner-up. In 2021, Eureka competed on the sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars, where they once more placed as a runner-up.

  5. Abraham Verghese

    Abraham Verghese
    Born in
    Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    university teacherwriter
    Biography

    Abraham Verghese is an American physician, author, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He is also the author of three best-selling books: two memoirs and one novel. In 2011, he was elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine. He received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2015.

  6. Bill Bain

    Bill Bain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2018 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    consultant
    Biography

    William Worthington Bain Jr. was an American management consultant, known for his role as one of the founders of the management consultancy that bears his name, Bain & Company. Prior to founding Bain & Company, he was a vice-president at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

  7. Jamey Chadwell

    Jamey Chadwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    American football coachAmerican football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Jamey Chadwell is an American football coach and former player, who serves as the head coach and offensive coordinator at Coastal Carolina; he also served as interim head coach in the 2017 season while permanent head coach Joe Moglia was on a medical leave. He was named Head Coach of CCU on January 18, 2019. Chadwell was previously the head coach at Charleston Southern University for four seasons (2013–16), North Greenville University for three seasons (2009–2011) and Delta State University for one season (2012). He grew up in Tennessee and attended East Tennessee State University where he played quarterback from 1995 to 1999. He began his coaching career in 2000 at East Tennessee State before taking an assistant position at Charleston Southern University in 2004. He won several coach of the year awards in 2020 after leading his team to a 11–1 record.

  8. Gary L. Harrell

    Gary L. Harrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Major General Gary Lynn Harrell is a retired United States Army general. He has participated in numerous combat operations including Operation Just Cause in 1989, the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  9. Aaron Schoenfeld

    Aaron Schoenfeld
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Aaron Maxwell Schoenfeld is a former Israeli-American professional soccer player who played as a forward.

  10. Eleonora Goldoni

    Eleonora Goldoni
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Eleonora Goldoni is an Italian footballer who plays as a forward for Napoli in the Serie A and has appeared for the Italy women's national team.

  11. Sarah Zadrazil

    Sarah Zadrazil
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Sarah Zadrazil is an Austrian footballer who plays as a midfielder for German club Bayern Munich and the Austria national team.

  12. Atlee Hammaker

    Atlee Hammaker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbasketball player
    Biography

    Charlton Atlee Hammaker is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who played the majority of his career for the San Francisco Giants (1982–1990). He also played for the Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, and Chicago White Sox. During his twelve-year career, he won 59 games, lost 67 games and netted five saves.

  13. Bryan Lewis Saunders

    Bryan Lewis Saunders
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    television producerpoet
    Biography

    Bryan Lewis Saunders is an endurance artist, a performance artist, videographer, performance poet, and self-portrait painter known for his disturbing spoken word rants, tragic art performances and stand-up tragedy.

  14. Jill Andrews

    Jill Andrews
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Jill Andrews is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. She co-founded the indie folk/alt-country band The Everybodyfields, leaving in 2009 to pursue a solo career. In 2018, she co-founded the duo Hush Kids with Peter Groenwald.

  15. Marcus Satterfield

    Marcus Satterfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    American football coachAmerican football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Marcus David Satterfield is an American football coach and former player. He is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for South Carolina. Satterfield served as the head football coach at Tennessee Tech University from 2016 to 2017. He was the offensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee at Martin (2006–2008), the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (2009–2012), and Temple University (2013–2014). He was an assistant coach at Richmond during the 2004 season and Western Carolina in 2005. Satterfield played college football at East Tennessee State University.

  16. Ron Ramsey

    Ron Ramsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Ronald Lynn Ramsey is an American auctioneer, politician and lobbyist who served as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee and Speaker of the State Senate from 2007 to 2017. A Republican from Blountville in East Tennessee, Ramsey succeeded long-term Democratic Lieutenant Governor John S. Wilder in 2007, who had held the office of Lieutenant Governor since 1971.

  17. Barry Bales

    Barry Bales
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Barry Turner Bales is the American long time bass player and harmony vocalist for Alison Krauss and Union Station. He has been in the band for around 25 years. The 2012 Grammy was awarded as a member of the Union Station band on Paper Airplane.

  18. Phyllis Tickle

    Phyllis Tickle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2015 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Phyllis Natalie Tickle was an American author and lecturer whose work focuses on spirituality and religion issues. After serving as a teacher, professor, and academic dean, Tickle entered the publishing industry, serving as the founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly, before then becoming a popular writer. She is well known as a leading voice in the emergence church movement. She is perhaps best known for The Divine Hours series of books, published by Doubleday Press, and her book The Great Emergence- How Christianity Is Changing and Why. Tickle was a member of the Episcopal Church, where she was licensed as both a lector and a lay eucharistic minister. She has been widely quoted by many media outlets, including Newsweek, Time, Life, The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, C-SPAN, PBS, The History Channel, the BBC and VOA. It has been said that "Over the past generation, no one has written more deeply and spoken more widely about the contours of American faith and spirituality than Phyllis Tickle." A biography of Tickle's life was published in February 2018. Phyllis Tickle: A Life (Church Publishing, Inc), has been widely reviewed.

  19. Ric Keller

    Ric Keller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in East Tennessee State University
    In 1986 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller is an American politician who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Florida's 8th congressional district.

  20. Rhys Davies

    Rhys Davies
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Rhys Davies is a Welsh professional golfer.

  21. Mo Sabri

    Mo Sabri
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    rapper
    Biography

    Mo Sabri is an American hip hop artist and actor from Johnson City, Tennessee. He first rose to prominence on YouTube and is a musician credited by The Washington Post with transforming his subgenre of hip-hop music. Also known for his fashion choices, Sabri has been featured in Vogue and named "Best Dressed" at the Grammy Awards. In February 2013, the positive impact of his music received further recognition and he was invited to Washington D.C. to attend breakfast with President Barack Obama. Sabri's first album, The Overnight Classic, debuted as one of the top five highest-selling albums on the iTunes World chart during its first week in 2012.

  22. Matthew Hill

    Matthew Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Matthew Joseph Hill is an American talk show host, businessman, and politician who served as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2005 to 2021.

  23. Eric Axley

    Eric Axley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Eric Allen Axley is an American professional golfer.

  24. Barclay Radebaugh

    Barclay Radebaugh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Barclay Radebaugh is an American college basketball coach. He is the head of the men's basketball team at Charleston Southern University.

  25. Kent Calfee

    Kent Calfee
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kent Calfee is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 32 since January 8, 2013. A picture of him went viral drinking water out of a Hershey's Syrup bottle in 2020. When asked about it, he said he wasn't going to pay for a water bottle that he would probably end up losing.

  26. Timothy Hill

    Timothy Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Timothy Aaron Hill is an American politician and a former Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

  27. Ed Goodson

    Ed Goodson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    James Edward Goodson is a former first baseman and third baseman in Major League Baseball. He played from 1970 to 1977 for the San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers. In his one World Series plate appearance, in the sixth game of the 1977 fall classic, he was struck out by the Yankees’ Mike Torrez.

  28. David Davis

    David Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    business executivepolitician
    Biography

    David Lee Davis is an American Republican politician from Tennessee and one-term member (2007–2009) of the United States House of Representatives and Tennessee House of Representatives. He represented Tennessee's 1st congressional district, located in the northeastern portion of the state and centered on the Tri-Cities area, but was narrowly defeated in the 2008 primary by Johnson City Mayor Phil Roe.

  29. Dave Ewart

    Dave Ewart
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    David Ewart is the assistant head coach for the Jacksonville Sharks of the National Arena League (NAL).

  30. Simona Koren

    Simona Koren
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Simona Koren is an Austrian footballer who plays as a forward for Norwegian club LSK Kvinner and the Austria national team.

  31. Gary Odom

    Gary Odom
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Gary Odom is an American politician from Nashville, Tennessee, and the former Democratic Minority Leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He was elected to represent the 55th district, which is part of Davidson County.

  32. Harry L. Williams

    Harry L. Williams
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Harry L. Williams is an American businessman who is the president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which is an organization of America's 47 publicly-supported historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominately black institutions (PBIs) representing nearly 300,000 students across the country. Williams has held several senior leadership positions within the University of North Carolina General Administration, Appalachian State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Delaware State University. He is married to Robin S. Williams and is the father of two sons.

  33. Jim Saul

    Jim Saul
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    James Allen Saul is a retired American catcher, manager and coach in minor league baseball. The 2008 season marked Saul's 50th season in professional baseball, all but three of them at the minor-league level. In Major League Baseball, Saul coached for three seasons, with the Chicago Cubs (1975–76) and Oakland Athletics (1979).

  34. Jim Mooney

    Jim Mooney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-1979 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jim Irving Mooney was a Major League Baseball player who played pitcher from 1931-1934 for the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants.

  35. J. Jack Kennedy Jr

    J. Jack Kennedy Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joe Jack Kennedy Jr. is an American politician who served in the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates. He was first elected to the House in 1987 after defeating incumbent James W. Robinson,Kennedy ran as an independent after losing in the Democratic primary. Kennedy ran successfully for Senate in a June 4, 1991 special election following the death of John Buchanan; he lost reelection the following November after redistricting placed him in the same district as William C. Wampler Jr. Kennedy claims to be a democrat but destroyed the 9th district and Wise county chapters of the party from within while serving stints as 9th district party chair and later chair of Wise County Democrats. Kennedy is largely responsible for flipping the region from blue to red and has held his seat by making deals with the heads of the local Republican Party. They didn’t run anyone against him and in turn he blocked democrats from challenging certain incumbent republicans. Thanks to him, democracy is all but a memory in Wise County Virginia as voters seldom have a choice in whom to vote for. Most republicans representing Wise County have stayed in power by often running unopposed due to Kennedy’s influence over the local Democratic Party.

  36. Thomai Vardali

    Thomai Vardali
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Thomai Vardali is a Greek footballer who plays as a forward for A Division club PAOK FC and the Greece women's national team.