51 Notable alumni of
La Salle University

La Salle University is 925th in the world, 339th in North America, and 317th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 51 notable alumni from La Salle University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Peter Boyle

    Peter Boyle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2006 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actormilitary officerfilm editorstage actor
    Biography

    Peter Lawrence Boyle was an American actor. Known as a character actor, he played Frank Barone on the CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and the comical monster in Mel Brooks' film spoof Young Frankenstein (1974). He also starred in The Candidate. Boyle, who won an Emmy Award in 1996 for a guest-starring role on the Fox science-fiction drama The X-Files, won praise in both comedic and dramatic parts following his breakthrough performance in the 1970 film Joe, and as Wizard in Taxi Driver (1976).

  2. Joe Bryant

    Joe Bryant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Joseph Washington Bryant, nicknamed "Jellybean", is an American former professional basketball player and coach. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, and Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also played for several teams in Italy and one in France. He is the father of former Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. Bryant was the head coach of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks from 2005 to 2007 and returned to that position for the remainder of the 2011 WNBA season. Bryant has also coached in Italy, Japan, and Thailand.

  3. Jessica Barth

    Jessica Barth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    journalistfilm actorstage actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Jessica Barth is an American stage and film actress, known for portraying Tami-Lynn McCafferty in the film Ted and its sequel.

  4. Rasual Butler

    Rasual Butler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-2018 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Rasual Butler was an American professional basketball player. In his 14-year National Basketball Association (NBA) career, he played for the Miami Heat, New Orleans Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and San Antonio Spurs. He was born in Philadelphia, and raised in the Point Breeze area of South Philadelphia. After playing college basketball at La Salle, he was drafted in second round of the 2002 NBA draft by the Heat.

  5. William Joseph Burns

    William Joseph Burns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianconceptual artist
    Biography

    William Joseph Burns is an American diplomat and career ambassador serving as the director of the Central Intelligence Agency since March 19, 2021. He previously served as the United States deputy secretary of state from 2011 to 2014, during which he served as Acting Secretary of State before the Senate confirmation of Hillary Clinton in 2009. He retired from the United States Foreign Service in 2014 after a 32-year diplomatic career. From 2014 to 2021, he served as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

  6. Ralph Garman

    Ralph Garman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actorjournalistfilm actortelevision actorpodcaster
    Biography

    Ralph Garman is an American actor, comedian, saxophonist, drummer and radio host best known as the host of The Joe Schmo Show, for his voice work on the Fox animated series Family Guy, former entertainment reporter and impressionist for the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM, and his podcast with co-host Kevin Smith Hollywood Babble-On. Garman can currently be heard on his daily podcast, "The Ralph Report" on the Patreon platform.

  7. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Francis Kenney is an American politician who is the 99th Mayor of Philadelphia. He was first elected on November 3, 2015, defeating his Republican rival Melissa Murray Bailey after winning the crowded Democratic primary by a landslide on May 19. Kenney was re-elected to a second term as mayor on November 5, 2019. His term will expire in 2024.

  8. Bill Raftery

    Bill Raftery
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in La Salle University
    Studied history
    Occupations
    head coachbasketball coachsports commentatorbasketball player
    Biography

    William Joseph Raftery is an American basketball analyst and former college basketball coach.

  9. Madeleine Dean

    Madeleine Dean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Madeleine Dean Cunnane is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district. The district includes almost all of Montgomery County, a suburban county north of Philadelphia. Before being elected to Congress, Dean was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, representing the 153rd district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

  10. Brian Fitzpatrick

    Brian Fitzpatrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in La Salle University
    In 1996 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeraccountant
    Biography

    Brian Kevin Fitzpatrick is an American attorney and politician who is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, serving as the representative for Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district since 2017. The district, numbered as the 8th district during his first term, includes all of Bucks County, a mostly suburban county north of Philadelphia, as well as a sliver of Montgomery County.

  11. Gary Neal

    Gary Neal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Gary Neal is an American professional basketball coach and former player. Neal attended Aberdeen High School and Calvert Hall College High School in Maryland before playing college basketball at La Salle University and Towson University. He began his professional career abroad with teams in Turkey, Spain and Italy before signing with the San Antonio Spurs in 2010. At 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall, Neal mostly played the shooting guard position, but filled in at the point guard spot on occasion.

  12. Meredith Marakovits

    Meredith Marakovits
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Meredith Marakovits is the New York Yankees' clubhouse reporter for the YES Network. Marakovits reports on the team within the network’s Yankees game telecasts, pre- and post-game shows, and the Yankees Batting Practice Today show. Marakovits also appears on the network's special Yankees programming and will contribute to the YESNetwork.com web site.

  13. Matthew Quick

    Matthew Quick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Matthew Quick is an American writer of adult and young adult fiction. His debut novel, The Silver Linings Playbook, became a New York Times bestseller and was adapted as a movie of the same name starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, with Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.

  14. Fran Dunphy

    Fran Dunphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Francis Joseph Dunphy is an American college basketball coach, who is the head coach of the La Salle Explorers of the Atlantic 10 Conference. He is the former men's basketball coach at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania. He succeeded John Chaney in 2006 and was succeeded by Aaron McKie in 2019. In June 2020, Dunphy was named interim athletic director of Temple. In 2022, he was named the next men's basketball coach for the La Salle Explorers.

  15. Tom Gola

    Tom Gola
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2014 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coachpolitician
    Biography

    Thomas Joseph Gola was an American basketball player and politician. He is widely considered one of the greatest NCAA basketball players of all-time. Gola was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1976 and National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame in 1977.

  16. Dwight E. Evans

    Dwight E. Evans
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in La Salle University
    In 1975 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianteacheremployment counsellor
    Biography

    Dwight Evans is an American politician of the Democratic Party serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district since 2019. The district, numbered as the 2nd district during his first term, includes most of Center City, West, and Northwest Philadelphia. He has stated that he has no middle initial.

  17. Michael J. Stack III

    Michael J. Stack III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Joseph Stack III is an American politician and comedian who served as the 33rd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 2015 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was the Pennsylvania State Senator from the 5th district from 2001 to 2015.

  18. John McCarthy

    John McCarthy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    John McCarthy is an American professional soccer player who plays as a goalkeeper for Los Angeles FC in Major League Soccer.

  19. Michael Brooks

    Michael Brooks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-2016 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Michael Anthony Brooks was an American professional basketball player. He also held French citizenship. At 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m), he played as a forward.

  20. B. J. Johnson

    B. J. Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Robert "B. J." Johnson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for Coosur Real Betis of the Spanish Liga ACB. He played college basketball for La Salle and Syracuse.

  21. Bob Brinker

    Bob Brinker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Robert John Brinker is an American financial advisor and radio host. From 1986 to 2018, Brinker hosted the syndicated financial radio show Moneytalk. He previously had a show on local New York radio on WMCA. Prior to that Brinker hosted talk radio programs on WCAU (now WPHT) and WWDB in Philadelphia.

  22. Larry Foust

    Larry Foust
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-1984 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Laurence Michael Foust was an American basketball player who spent 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and was an 8× All-Star.

  23. Jim Phelan

    Jim Phelan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2021 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    James Joseph Phelan was an American college basketball coach. He is best known for his 49-year coaching career at Mount Saint Mary's University. Phelan was a 1951 graduate of La Salle University and played one season for the Philadelphia Warriors of the NBA. He was famous for wearing a bow tie on the sidelines.

  24. Joe Mihalich

    Joe Mihalich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Joseph Anthony Mihalich is an American former college basketball coach and current Special Assistant to the Head Coach at La Salle University.

  25. Steven Smith

    Steven Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Steven Alexander Smith is an American professional basketball player. He is a 6'9" (2.06 m) tall power forward. He played college basketball for the La Salle University.

  26. Kevin J. Boyle

    Kevin J. Boyle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kevin J. Boyle is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and current minority Chairman of the PA House State Government Committee. He is the state Representative from Pennsylvania House District 172, which covers parts of Northeast Philadelphia. Boyle was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2010 when he ran against 32-year incumbent and former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House John Perzel. Boyle is the younger brother of United States Representative Brendan F. Boyle and together they are the only set of brothers to serve simultaneously in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives in its 300-year history.

  27. Gary Smith

    Gary Smith
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Gary Smith is an American sportswriter. He is best known for his lengthy human interest stories in Sports Illustrated, where he worked from 1983 to 2013.

  28. Sarah Wescot-Williams

    Sarah Wescot-Williams
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Sarah A. Wescot-Williams is the leader of the Democratic Party of Sint Maarten and the first Prime Minister of Sint Maarten. Even though her party only managed to secure two seats in the Sint Maarten general election of 2010, she was selected as Prime Minister in the coalition agreement between United People and the Democratic Party.

  29. Tom Curley

    Tom Curley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    media proprietorpublisherjournalist
    Biography

    Thomas Curley is an American businessman and journalist who served as President of the Associated Press, the world's largest news organization. He retired in 2012.

  30. Roland Taylor

    Roland Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-2017 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Roland Morris "Fatty" Taylor was an American professional basketball player. A 6’0" guard born in Washington, D.C. and an alum of La Salle University, Taylor joined the American Basketball Association in 1969. After one year playing for the Washington Capitals, he moved on to the Virginia Squires, with whom he spent the prime of his career, tallying 3,495 points, 1,737 assists, and 1,715 rebounds in five seasons. Taylor became known as one of the few outstanding defensive players in a league known primarily for a "run-and-gun" style. On the Squires Taylor played with former or later NBA stars including Adrian Smith, "Jumbo" Jim Eakins and Julius "Doctor J" Erving. For one-and-a-half seasons Taylor was a teammate of George Gervin, and Taylor has been credited with coining Gervin's nickname "The Iceman" (he first called Gervin "Iceberg Slim", which gradually developed into the more familiar nickname). Taylor spent one season in the NBA (1976–77) as a member of the Denver Nuggets, and he retired in 1977 with combined ABA/NBA totals of 5,098 points, 2,563 assists, and 2,524 rebounds.

  31. Derrick Pitts

    Derrick Pitts
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    astronomer
    Biography

    Derrick Pitts is an American astronomer and science communicator. Pitts studied at St. Lawrence University and has been employed at the Franklin Institute since 1978 where he is chief astronomer and director of the institute's Fels Planetarium. Pitts is a frequent guest on radio and television to explain the science of astronomy and share his enthusiasm for science in general.

  32. Larry Cannon

    Larry Cannon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Lawrence T. Cannon is an American retired basketball player. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Cannon was selected in the first round of the 1969 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls with the fifth overall pick. Cannon was an American Basketball Association All-Star, who averaged 16.6 points per game in his ABA/NBA career after his All-American career at LaSalle College. Cannon was forced to retire from basketball due to a chronic medical condition, phlebitis in his legs.

  33. Ryan Richter

    Ryan Richter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Ryan Richter is a American soccer former player and current assistant coach for Philadelphia Union in MLS.

  34. Dennis M. O'Brien

    Dennis M. O'Brien
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dennis Michael O'Brien is an American Republican Party politician who served as the 137th Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2007 to 2008. First elected in 1976, he represented the 169th Legislative District in the state House for the most part of four decades. He served as a member of the Philadelphia City Council for one term, from 2012 to 2016.

  35. Tom Murt

    Tom Murt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas P. Murt is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 152nd legislative district. He was first elected in 2006.

  36. Mark Squilla

    Mark Squilla
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mark F. Squilla is a Democratic politician and member of the City Council of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  37. William F. Harrity

    William F. Harrity
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1912 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William Francis Harrity was an American politician and lawyer. Harrity is best known as chairperson of the Democratic National Committee from 1892 to 1896. He also served as Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania between 1891 through 1895.

  38. Kate M. Harper

    Kate M. Harper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Catherine M. "Kate" Harper is an American politician of the Republican Party who formerly represented the 61st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Harper was the Chair of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Local Government Committee and sat on the Transportation Committee.

  39. Joe Verdeur

    Joe Verdeur
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-1991 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Joseph Thomas Verdeur was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

  40. Al Cantello

    Al Cantello
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    coachjavelin thrower
    Biography

    Al Cantello is a retired American javelin thrower as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was the coach of the men's distance running program at the United States Naval Academy from 1963 to 2018.

  41. Kurt Kanaskie

    Kurt Kanaskie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Kurt Michael Kanaskie is an American college basketball coach who is currently an assistant men's basketball coach at UNC Wilmington. Previously, Kanaskie was head coach positions at Lock Haven, IUP, and Drake.

  42. John Uelses

    John Uelses
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    association football playerpole vaulter
    Biography

    John H. Uelses is a retired American pole vaulter. He made history by becoming the first man to vault over 16 feet – on February 2, 1962, at the Millrose Games in New York's Madison Square Garden, before a sold-out crowd, Uelses soared over the bar at 16' 1/4", making headlines around the world.

  43. Carol A. DiBattiste

    Carol A. DiBattiste
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Carol Ann DiBattiste is a United States lawyer who served as United States Under Secretary of the Air Force from 1999 to 2001.

  44. Tom Filer

    Tom Filer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Thomas Carson Filer is an American former professional baseball player and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher between 1982 and 1992 for the Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, and the New York Mets.

  45. Michael William Brescia

    Michael William Brescia
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Biography

    Michael William Brescia is an American convicted bank robber who has also been alleged to have been involved in the Oklahoma City bombing.

  46. Joseph C. Strasser

    Joseph C. Strasser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2019 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Joseph Charles Strasser was a rear admiral of the United States Navy. His career included service in destroyers during the Cold War, two tours as executive assistant to senior military leaders, and a tour as President of the Naval War College.

  47. William F. Keller

    William F. Keller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William F. "Bill" Keller is an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

  48. Lazaros Kalemis

    Lazaros Kalemis
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Lazaros Kalemis is a first generation Greek-American businessman and payments industry veteran. He is known as the founder and chief executive officer of Simpay (United States), a payment processing and merchant business solutions company based in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. It was formerly known as Alpha Card Services. In May 202, Lazaros was awarded the Philadelphia 40 under 40 award. July 11, 2012, the company announced that Kalemis was a finalist for the SmartCEO Circle of Excellence award under the Distinguished Leadership category. In 2012, Kalemis was named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  49. Francis L. Bodine

    Francis L. Bodine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Francis L. "Fran" Bodine is an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1994 to 2008, where he represented the 8th legislative district.

  50. James Washington Logue

    James Washington Logue
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1863-1925 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    James Washington Logue was an American lawyer and Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

  51. Peter Terpeluk, Jr

    Peter Terpeluk, Jr
    Years
    1948-2011 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianbusinessperson
    Biography

    J. Peter Terpeluk Jr. was a Republican politician from Pennsylvania and an American diplomat who was the United States Ambassador to Luxembourg for part of the tenure of President George W. Bush.