17 Notable alumni of
Morehead State University

Morehead State University is 1749th in the world, 614th in North America, and 579th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 17 notable alumni from Morehead State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Steve Kazee

    Steve Kazee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Steven Michael Kazee is an American actor and singer. He is best known for starring as Guy in the musical Once for which he was awarded the 2012 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. Kazee began his professional acting career in the mid 2000s, and from 2005 until 2013 acted in a series of Broadway productions including Spamalot, 110 in the Shade, and Once. Following the success of Once, Kazee acted on multiple television series, most notably playing Gus Pfender in the fifth season of Shameless. Kazee returned to theater in 2018, starring as Edward in the Chicago tryout of Pretty Woman: The Musical.

  2. Kenneth Faried

    Kenneth Faried
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kenneth Bernard Faried Lewis is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Zhejiang Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Known as The Manimal due to his defensive prowess and intimidating dreadlocks, he attended Morehead State University for four years, twice being named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year. He finished his collegiate career as the NCAA all-time leading rebounder in the post-1973 era with 1,673 rebounds. He was selected 22nd overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets.

  3. Steve Inskeep

    Steve Inskeep
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Steven Alan Inskeep is an American journalist who is currently a host of Morning Edition and Up First on National Public Radio. Prior to being host of Morning Edition, Inskeep covered the Pentagon, the 2000 presidential campaign of George W. Bush, the U.S. Senate, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was host of Weekend All Things Considered.

  4. Jon Rauch

    Jon Rauch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Jon Erich Rauch is an American former professional baseball pitcher. At 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 m), he is the tallest player in Major League Baseball history. He is also an Olympic Gold Medalist in baseball.

  5. Donnie Tyndall

    Donnie Tyndall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Donald Joseph Tyndall is an American basketball coach currently working as the head coach for Chipola College of the NJCAA. Tyndall played college basketball at Iowa Central Community College and Morehead State and has been a basketball coach since 1994. His teams are known for pressing and playing an unconventional match-up zone, a highly successful variation of the defensive system employed by coach Rick Pitino at Louisville.

  6. Taylor Davis

    Taylor Davis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Taylor M. Davis is an American professional baseball catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates organization. He made his Major League Baseball (MLB) debut in 2017 with the Chicago Cubs.

  7. Rocky Adkins

    Rocky Adkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianbasketball player
    Biography

    Rocky J. Adkins is an American politician from Kentucky. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is serving as a senior advisor to the Governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear. He is a former member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 99th District of the Kentucky House from 1987 to 2019. His House district was in eastern Kentucky and includes Elliott, Lewis, and Rowan Counties. From 2003 through 2016 he was the House majority leader. From 2016 to 2019, he was the chamber's Minority Floor Leader.

  8. Mike Gottfried

    Mike Gottfried
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    head coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Mike Gottfried is a sportscaster and former American football player and coach.

  9. Demonte Harper

    Demonte Harper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Demonte Tyrone Harper is an American professional basketball player for Herbalife Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB. He played college basketball at Morehead State University.

  10. Ron Lewis

    Ron Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Morehead State University
    In 1981 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianfaculty memberminister
    Biography

    Ronald Edward Lewis is an American retired politician who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1994 to 2009, having represented the 2nd congressional district of Kentucky.

  11. Walt Terrell

    Walt Terrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Charles Walter Terrell is a retired Major League Baseball player. A starting pitcher, Terrell pitched from 1982 to 1992 for the New York Mets (1982–1984), Detroit Tigers (1985–1988), San Diego Padres (1989), New York Yankees (1989), Pittsburgh Pirates (1990), and the Tigers (1990–1992).

  12. Dennis M. Cavanaugh

    Dennis M. Cavanaugh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Dennis Michael Cavanaugh is a retired United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

  13. Dan Swartz

    Dan Swartz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-1997 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Daniel S. Swartz was an American basketball player born in Owingsville, Kentucky.

  14. David A. Tapp

    David A. Tapp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    David Austin Tapp is a Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims and a former circuit court judge from Kentucky.

  15. Johnny Ray Turner

    Johnny Ray Turner
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Johnny Ray Turner is an American politician. He is a Democratic member of the Kentucky Senate, representing the 29th District since 2000. He served as Minority Caucus Chair from 2003–2014.

  16. Ed Olwine

    Ed Olwine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Edward R. Olwine is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during three seasons at the major league level for the Atlanta Braves.

  17. Jay Kalk

    Jay Kalk
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    guitarist
    Biography

    Jay Kalk, AKA Jayder is an American and International touring and recording artist formerly based out of Los Angeles, Phoenix, Honolulu, who currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has recorded and performed with many artists such as Go Jimmy Go, Warsaw Poland Brothers, and 3 Minute Hero. His most recent endeavor, Church of Cash, is a Johnny Cash Tribute show.