23 Notable alumni of
McNeese State University

McNeese State University is 2066th in the world, 699th in North America, and 658th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 23 notable alumni from McNeese State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Joe Dumars

    Joe Dumars
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Joe Dumars III is the Executive Vice President of the NBA and an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He could play either shooting guard or point guard on offense and was a highly effective defender. He played his entire fourteen-year career with the Detroit Pistons. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Dumars and Isiah Thomas combined to form one of the best backcourts in NBA history. Initially a shooting guard, Dumars moved to point guard following Thomas' retirement in 1994, sharing ball-handling duties with Grant Hill. Dumars was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. Dumars served as the president of basketball operations for the Pistons from 2000 to 2014.

  2. Doug Kershaw

    Doug Kershaw
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    musicianfiddlersingersongwriter
    Biography

    Douglas James Kershaw is an American fiddle player, singer and songwriter from Louisiana. Active since 1948, he began his career as part of the duo Rusty and Doug, along with his brother, Rusty Kershaw. He had an extensive solo career that included fifteen albums and singles that charted on the Hot Country Songs charts. He is also a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, being inducted in 2009.

  3. Adam Johnson

    Adam Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    writernovelistacademicuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Adam Johnson is an American novelist and short story writer. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his 2012 novel, The Orphan Master's Son, and the National Book Award for his 2015 story collection Fortune Smiles. He is also a professor of English at Stanford University with a focus on creative writing.

  4. Fabulous Flournoy

    Fabulous Flournoy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Fabulous Flournoy is a former professional basketball player who currently serves as the assistant video coordinator / player development for the Toronto Raptors. He was previously the player-coach for the Newcastle Eagles, who compete in the British Basketball League.

  5. Kerry Joseph

    Kerry Joseph
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    American football playerCanadian football player
    Biography

    Kerry Tremaine Joseph is an American former gridiron football quarterback and current coach. He is the assistant quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was born in New Iberia, Louisiana.

  6. Donald W. Washington

    Donald W. Washington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Enrolled in McNeese State University
    In 1984 studied engineering
    Occupations
    lawyerengineermilitary officer
    Biography

    Donald Wayne Washington is an American attorney who served as the 11th director of the United States Marshals Service from March 2019 to September 2021. He previously served as United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, from to 2001 to 2010.

  7. Matt Viator

    Matt Viator
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    head coachAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Matt Viator is an American football coach. He was most recently the head football coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe from 2016 through 2020. He served as the head football coach at McNeese State University from 2006 to 2015. He began his coaching career in 1986 as a high school assistant coach, before leading several high schools in southwestern Louisiana as a head coach. Viator began his college coaching career at McNeese State in 1999, and was elevated to head coach four games into the 2006 season after the firing of Tommy Tate.

  8. Demond Mallet

    Demond Mallet
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-1978 (aged 0)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dayon Demond Mallet is a retired American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at McNeese State University. Mallet spent 17 seasons as a professional player, in multiple European leagues afterwards, and won multiple championships and was named the Most Valuable Player of several competitions.

  9. Patrick Richard

    Patrick Richard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Patrick Richard is an American-born naturalised Romanian professional basketball player for Cluj of the Romanian Liga Națională. He played collegiately with the McNeese State Cowboys for four seasons before playing professionally in Australia, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Israel, Spain and New Zealand.

  10. Keith Frank

    Keith Frank
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Keith Frank is an American zydeco musician from Louisiana, United States. Frank started his band, The Soileau Zydeco Band, in 1990 and is active as of 2016. He is the son of accordion player Preston Frank.

  11. Erin Entrada Kelly

    Erin Entrada Kelly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Erin Entrada Kelly is a Filipino-American writer of children's literature. She was awarded the 2018 John Newbery Medal by the Association for Library Service to Children for her third novel, Hello, Universe.

  12. Christopher Catrambone

    Christopher Catrambone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Christopher Paul Catrambone is an Italian American entrepreneur and humanitarian, best known for founding the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, a global search and rescue charity.

  13. Stephen Starring

    Stephen Starring
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Stephen Dale Starring is a former American football player. Attending Vinton High School and McNeese State University, he was MVP for the Cowboys football team at the 1980 Independence Bowl and 1980 Offensive Player of the Year of the Southland Conference (SLC). He also won three SLC track and field titles, two in the high hurdles and one in the long jump, and was named All-American for track and field.

  14. Douglas B. Fournet

    Douglas B. Fournet
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-1968 (aged 25)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Douglas Bernard Fournet was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in the Vietnam War.

  15. Willie Mount

    Willie Mount
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Willie Landry Mount is an American politician from Louisiana who served as a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate from 2000 to 2012. She represented District 27, which includes parts of her native Lake Charles and the surrounding cities of Sulphur and Westlake. From 1993 to 1999, Mount was the first woman to serve as the mayor of Lake Charles.

  16. Adrien Mörk

    Adrien Mörk
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    golfer
    Biography

    Adrien Mörk is a French professional golfer. In 2006 he recorded the first ever sub 60 round on any tour run by the PGA European Tour.

  17. Vic Stelly

    Vic Stelly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2020 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Victor Theodore "Vic" Stelly was an American politician who was a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, best known for the since repealed Stelly Plan tax-shifting amendment. He was also a member of the Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education from 2007 through 2013, resigning before his term ended because he was dismayed at cuts to higher education. In 2006, he was selected to the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.

  18. Paul Rainwater

    Paul Rainwater
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul W. Rainwater is an American former local and state government official from Louisiana who served as an aide to Governor Bobby Jindal and played a prominent role in Louisiana during its recovery from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Ike and the recovery of the state from the 2010 British Petroleum Oil Spill.

  19. James W. Bryan

    James W. Bryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1956 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    James Wesley Bryan was a U.S. Representative from Washington state.

  20. Sha'markus Kennedy

    Sha'markus Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1997-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Sha'markus Kennedy is an American professional basketball player for SCM U Craiova in the Liga Națională.

  21. Sara Blackwell

    Sara Blackwell
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    attorney at law
    Biography

    Sara Blackwell is an American attorney specializing in employment law and is the founder of Protect US Workers, a non profit organization. Blackwell gained national media attention when she represented hundreds of United States citizens and permanent residents who were replaced by recipients of H-1B temporary work visas. In 2018, she represented New Orleans Saints cheerleader, Bailey Davis, who was fired for an Instagram post and allegedly attending a party where NFL players were present.

  22. Dick Harris

    Dick Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Dick Harris is a former American football defensive back who played six seasons in the American Football League with the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers from 1960 to 1965. He was selected to the 1960 and 1961 AFL All-League teams. Harris had a total of 25 interceptions in the Chargers' first four seasons.

  23. Damond L. Williams

    Damond L. Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Damond L. Williams is an American professional basketball player in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Asia League. Williams, who is 6'6", is known for his versatility as a combo guard, effective at playing both point guard and shooting guard positions. He led his team through a perfect season in the Syrian Premier League and Syrian League Cup in the 2009 season. In 2009 Damond was voted the best shooting guard of the 20th Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Damond is also Founder of the Chicago Basketball Academy a private non-sectarian coeducational high school focused on academic and athletic excellence in the field of basketball.