35 Notable alumni of
Idaho State University

Idaho State University is 1360th in the world, 485th in North America, and 455th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 35 notable alumni from Idaho State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. William Petersen

    William Petersen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Idaho State University
    Studied in 1974
    Occupations
    film producerstage actorfilm actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    William Louis Petersen is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Gil Grissom in the CBS drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015), for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award; he was further nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards as a producer of the show. He reprised his role as Gil Grissom in the sequel CSI: Vegas, which premiered on October 6, 2021.

  2. Jared Allen

    Jared Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    American football playercurler
    Biography

    Jared Scot Allen is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at Idaho State University and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL) in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. After four years with the Chiefs, Allen was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for three draft picks, including a first-rounder. He spent six years with the Vikings before joining the Chicago Bears as a free agent in 2014.

  3. Marvin Lewis

    Marvin Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    American football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Marvin Ronald Lewis is an American football coach who is the special advisor to the head coach at Arizona State. Previously, Lewis was the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons. He came to prominence as the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens from 1996 to 2001, whose defense in 2000 set the record for the fewest points allowed in a 16-game season and led the franchise to their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXV. This success resulted in Lewis being named the Bengals' head coach, where he served from 2003 to 2018. He was also a commentator for the Alliance of American Football (AAF).

  4. Shay Carl

    Shay Carl
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actortelevision producer
    Biography

    Shay Carl Butler, known professionally as Shay Carl, is an American YouTube personality. Butler has three YouTube channels, two of which ("shaycarl" and "SHAYTARDS") have over three million subscribers. Butler and Corey Vidal developed a documentary called Vlogumentary on a $200,000+ budget that was funded with an Indiegogo campaign and raised by mostly from his viewers. Vlogumentary was released on April 20, 2016. Forbes called Butler one of the "most successful video entrepreneurs on YouTube" and in 2011 The New York Times featured Butler's production company Maker Studios.

  5. Dirk Koetter

    Dirk Koetter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Dirk Koetter is a former American football coach. He was the head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL) from 2016 to 2018. He was also the head coach at Boise State University from 1998 to 2000 and at Arizona State University from 2001 to 2006, compiling a career college football record of 66–44 (.600). Koetter was the offensive coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons, and Buccaneers.

  6. Kevin Gilbride

    Kevin Gilbride
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football playerAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Kevin Bernard Gilbride is an American football head coach. He was a coach for twenty years in the NFL, spending seven of them as the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants, with whom he earned two Super Bowl rings. From 1997 to 1998, he was the head coach for the San Diego Chargers. Most recently, Gilbride served as the head coach for the New York Guardians of the XFL.

  7. Roger Williams

    Roger Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2011 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    musicianpianist
    Biography

    Roger Williams was an American popular music pianist. Described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of the most popular instrumentalists of the mid-20th century", and "the rare instrumental pop artist to strike a lasting commercial chord," Williams had 22 hit singles – including the chart-topping "Autumn Leaves" in 1955 and "Born Free" in 1966 – and 38 hit albums between 1955 and 1972.

  8. Stacy Dragila

    Stacy Dragila
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    pole vaulterathletics competitor
    Biography

    Stacy Renée Dragila is an American former pole vaulter. She is an Olympic gold medalist and a multiple world champion.

  9. Wally Buono

    Wally Buono
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    head coachCanadian football player
    Biography

    Pasquale "Wally" Buono CM is the vice president of football operations, alternate governor and the former head coach of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and one of the most successful head coaches in league history. He has spent 22 years as head coach of the Calgary Stampeders and the Lions, which is tied for the most seasons coached all-time. On September 19, 2009, Buono became the CFL's all-time winningest coach when his Lions beat the Toronto Argonauts 23–17, giving him 232 regular-season victories, passing Don Matthews. He retired in 2011 with a CFL record 254 regular-season wins as head coach, to focus on duties as general manager for the Lions. In 2016, Buono came out of retirement to coach the Lions again through the 2018 season. In the final home game of the 2018 season, Buono was honored with the Bob Ackles Award as he was retiring from football with the most wins as a coach.

  10. Ron Boone

    Ron Boone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ronald Bruce Boone is an American former professional basketball player. He had a 13-year career in the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA). Boone set a record for most consecutive games played in professional basketball history with 1,041 and claims to have never missed a game from when he started playing basketball in the fourth grade until his retirement. Boone is the current color commentator on Utah Jazz broadcasts.

  11. Antonio Taguba

    Antonio Taguba
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Idaho State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history
    Occupations
    executive officer
    Biography

    Antonio Mario Taguba is a retired major general in the United States Army. He was the second American citizen of Philippine birth to be promoted to general officer rank in the United States Army.

  12. Ed Sanders

    Ed Sanders
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-1954 (aged 24)
    Occupations
    boxer
    Biography

    Hayes Edward "Big Ed" Sanders was an American heavyweight boxer who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952.

  13. Arthur Cronquist

    Arthur Cronquist
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-1992 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    botanist
    Biography

    Arthur John Cronquist was an American biologist, botanist and a specialist on Compositae. He is considered one of the most influential botanists of the 20th century, largely due to his formulation of the Cronquist system as well as being the primary co-author to the Flora of the Pacific Northwest, still the most up to date flora for three northwest U.S. States to date. Two plant genera in the aster family have been named in his honor. These are Cronquistia, a possible synonym of Carphochaete, and Cronquistianthus, which is sometimes included as a group within Eupatorium. The former was applied by R.M. King and the latter by him and Harold E. Robinson.

  14. Evan Dietrich-Smith

    Evan Dietrich-Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Evan Blake Smith is a former American football center. He has played for the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As a member of the Packers, he won Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Idaho State University.

  15. Maria Sánchez

    Maria Sánchez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    María Guadalupe Sánchez Morales is an American-born Mexican footballer who plays as a forward for the Houston Dash and for the Mexico women's national team.

  16. James A. McClure

    James A. McClure
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2011 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyerlobbyist
    Biography

    James Albertus McClure was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the U.S. Senate for three terms.

  17. George V. Hansen

    George V. Hansen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2014 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    George Vernon Hansen was a Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years, representing Idaho's 2nd district from 1965 to 1969 and again from 1975 to 1985.

  18. Bill Byrne

    Bill Byrne
    Occupations
    athletic director
    Biography

    Clarence William Byrne Jr. is an American retired college athletics administrator. He was the athletic director at the University of Oregon from 1984 to 1992, at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln from 1992 to 2002, and at Texas A&M University from January 2003 to May 8, 2012, when he retired. He was a Special Adviser to Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin until August 31, 2012. Upon leaving the athletic department, he held the title of athletic director emeritus at Texas A&M.

  19. Don Aslett

    Don Aslett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    motivational speaker
    Biography

    Donald Andrew Aslett is an American entrepreneur and author who specializes in cleaning and housekeeping products, services, and techniques. He co-founded Varsity House Cleaning Company, a house cleaning service, in 1957. After having been Varsity Contractors for years, it became Varsity Facility Services, a building service contractor, in 2011. It does business in the United States and Canada.

  20. Beulah Ream Allen

    Beulah Ream Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1989 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in Idaho State University
    In 1916 studied teaching
    Occupations
    nursephysician
    Biography

    Beulah Ream Allen was an American nurse, physician, and civilian physician during World War II. After graduating with a nursing degree in 1922, she worked as a supervising nurse and headed the educational department for the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. She worked as a hospital inspector for the state of Utah until 1928, when she moved to San Francisco to attend medical school. While earning her degree at the University of California, San Francisco, she worked as a nurse in the Bay Area. Upon her graduation in 1932, she moved to the Philippines, where she opened a medical practice.

  21. Diane Anderson-Minshall

    Diane Anderson-Minshall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    print journalistLGBTI rights activist
    Biography

    Diane Anderson-Minshall is an American journalist and author best known for writing about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender subjects. She is the first female CEO of Pride Media. She is also the editorial director of The Advocate and Chill magazines, the editor-in-chief of HIV Plus magazine, while still contributing editor to OutTraveler. Diane co-authored the 2014 memoir Queerly Beloved about her relationship with her husband Jacob Anderson-Minshall throughout his gender transition.

  22. B. Lynn Winmill

    B. Lynn Winmill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Barry Lynn Winmill is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Idaho.

  23. Dick Randolph

    Dick Randolph
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politicianteacherbusinessperson
    Biography

    Richard L. Randolph is a longtime insurance agency owner in Fairbanks, Alaska who is best known as the first person to be elected to partisan office under the banner of the Libertarian Party with his election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1978. He was re-elected in 1980. After Alaska greatly increased its revenue from the development of oil, Randolph advocated the repeal of the state income tax. The effort was successful, with Alaska being one of only two states where residents pay neither an income nor a sales tax (the other being New Hampshire. He was also the LP's gubernatorial nominee in 1982, garnering nearly 15 percent of the vote.

  24. Frederick Hammersley

    Frederick Hammersley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-2009 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Frederick Hammersley was an American abstract painter. His participation in the 1959 Four Abstract Classicists exhibit secured his place in art history.

  25. Lawrence Butler

    Lawrence Butler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-2018 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lawrence Eugene Butler was an American basketball player. He led NCAA Division I in scoring while playing for the Idaho State Bengals during the 1978–79 season. Butler was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1979 NBA draft although he never played professionally.

  26. Mike Burns

    Mike Burns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Michael Edward Burns is an American assistant men's college basketball coach at Boise State.

  27. Jeff Cook

    Jeff Cook
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jeffrey James Cook is a retired American professional basketball player.

  28. Bobby Dye

    Bobby Dye
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Robert Lloyd Dye is an American former basketball coach.

  29. Fred S. Martin

    Fred S. Martin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Fred S. Martin is an American politician and a Republican member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 15 since 2012.

  30. William D. Hansen

    William D. Hansen
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    William D. Hansen is an American businessman and a former Deputy Secretary of Education who served in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2003.

  31. Verne Duncan

    Verne Duncan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Verne Allen Duncan is an American politician from the state of Oregon. As an educator and moderate Republican, he has become outspoken in protest of policies of his own party he views as extreme.

  32. Annette Markham

    Annette Markham
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Annette Markham is an American academic, Professor at RMIT School of Media and Communication and Professor MSO of Information Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. She is Co-Director of RMIT's Digital Ethnography Research Centre. She has served on the executive committee of the Association of Internet Researchers since 2013. She has published research in the area of Internet studies, digital identity, social interaction, innovative qualitative methods for social research, and Internet research ethics.

  33. Mark C. Schwartz

    Mark C. Schwartz
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Mark C. Schwartz is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who last served as the United States Security Coordinator of the Israel-Palestinian Authority. Previously, he commanded the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan. In November 2020, he was announced to replace Lieutenant General Eric Wendt as commander of the NATO Special Operations Headquarters, but the Senate did not take any action on his nomination.

  34. Charley Parks

    Charley Parks
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Charles Parks is an American retired professional basketball player who spent one season in the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a member of the Denver Rockets (1968–69). He went to high school at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, where he was named the city's prep player of the year. Parks attended San Francisco City College before playing college basketball for the Idaho State Bengals. In his first season with the Bengals in 1966–67, he was an all-conference selection in the Big Sky Conference after finishing third in the conference in scoring, averaging 20 points per game. He moved from playing forward to guard in 1967–68, when he was named second-team all-conference. In two seasons at Idaho State, he averaged 18 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Parks signed with Denver after they drafted him in the tenth round of the 1968 ABA draft. He was also selected in the seventh round of the 1968 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.

  35. Fred Parkinson

    Fred Parkinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Fred Parkinson, was an American politician who was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.