List of Louisiana Tech University alumni

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This is a list of notable people who have attended Louisiana Tech University.

Academia[edit]

Notable Louisiana Tech faculty[edit]

Arts, Entertainment, and Humanities[edit]

Business[edit]

  • Nick Akins - President and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power
  • Stephen Babcock - Lawyer
  • Paul M. Davis, Jr. - orthopedic surgeon and real estate developer in Alexandria, Louisiana
  • Lee Fletcher (1966-2009) - President and owner of The Fletcher Group and Reel 2 Reel Productions; Host of the Town Hall Show; Chief of Staff for U.S. Representative John Fleming
  • Cindi Love - Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Community Church
  • Michael McCallister - Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Humana, Inc.
  • Matthew Moseley - Attorney, consultant, and author
  • Edward L. Moyers - President and CEO of several railroads including MidSouth Rail, Illinois Central Railroad and Southern Pacific Railroad.[4]
  • Ron Ponder - Senior information technology executive in several Fortune 100 companies including FedEx, Sprint Nextel, AT&T, Capgemini, and WellPoint
  • Glen Post - President and Chief Executive Officer of CenturyLink
  • John Simonton - founder of PAiA Electronics; publisher of Electronic Musician
  • Stanley R. Tiner - Executive editor and Vice President of The Sun Herald newspaper in Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi; 2006 Pulitzer Prize in journalism for Hurricane Katrina coverage
  • Morgan W. Walker, Sr. - Founder of Continental Trailways and Walker-Roemer Dairy
  • Will Wright - Co-founder of the game development company Maxis; Creator of the Sim City computer game series
  • Charles Wyly - American entrepreneur and businessman, philanthropist, civic leader, and a major contributor to Republican causes and Dallas art projects
  • Sam Wyly - Founder of University Computing Company, Earth Resources Company, Sterling Software, and Maverick Capital; Has acquired and is the largest stockholder in several other companies

Government[edit]

Activism[edit]

Executive[edit]

Judiciary[edit]

Legislative[edit]

Military[edit]

Sports[edit]

Football[edit]

  • Ryan Allen - Current NFL punter for the New England Patriots
  • Joseph Anderson - Former NFL wide receiver for the Chicago Bears
  • Larry Anderson - Retired NFL cornerback and kick returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers; Two-time Super Bowl Champion
  • Myron Baker - Retired NFL linebacker for the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers
  • Mike Barber - Retired NFL tight end for the Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, and Denver Broncos; Founder of Mike Barber Ministries
  • Lloyd Baxter - Retired NFL center for the Green Bay Packers
  • Taylor Bennett - Current quarterback for the Stockholm Mean Machines
  • Chris Boniol - Retired NFL kicker for the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and Chicago Bears; One-time Super Bowl champion
  • Cloyce Box - Retired NFL end and halfback; Two-time NFL champion; Two-time Pro Bowl selection; One-time All-Pro selection
  • Craig Bradshaw - Retired NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers
  • Terry Bradshaw - Retired NFL quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers; Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; One-time NFL MVP; Four-time Super Bowl champion; Two-time Super Bowl MVP; Three-time Pro Bowl selection; Four-time All-Pro selection; Bert Bell Award; 1970s All-Decade Team; #1 overall NFL draft selection
  • Larry C. Brewer - Retired NFL wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Matt Broha - Current NFL defensive end for the New York Giants
  • Eddie Brown - Former AFL offensive specialist for the Albany/Indiana Firebirds; voted best player in arena football history in 2006
  • Weldon Brown - Current CFL cornerback for the Edmonton Eskimos
  • Bob Brunet - Retired NFL running back for the Washington Redskins
  • Colby Cameron - Current NFL quarterback for the Carolina Panthers
  • Roger Carr - Retired NFL wide receiver for the Baltimore Colts; One-time Pro Bowl selection
  • Zac Champion - Current CFL quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders; former CFL quarterback for the BC Lions
  • Jessie Clark - Retired NFL running back for the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, and Minnesota Vikings
  • Pat Collins - Former Louisiana-Monroe head football coach
  • Ryan Considine - Current UFL offensive tackle for the Las Vegas Locomotives
  • Fred Dean - Retired NFL defensive end for the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers; Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Two-time Super Bowl champion
  • Mark Dillard - Former safety for the New England Patriots
  • George Doherty - Retired NFL tackle for the Brooklyn Tigers, Boston Yanks, Buffalo Bison, New York Yankees, and Buffalo Bills; Two-time All-Pro selection; Rookie of the Year; Head football coach at Northwestern State University
  • Matt Dunigan - Retired CFL quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos, BC Lions, Toronto Argonauts, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Birmingham Barracudas, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats; Inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame; Two-time Grey Cup champion; Tom Pate Memorial Award; Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy; Voted one of CFL's Top 50 players; Holds pro football record for most passing yards in one game (713)
  • Troy Edwards - Retired NFL wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Detroit Lions; Current AFL wide receiver for the Grand Rapids Rampage; Holds the NCAA record for most receiving yards in one game (405 vs. Nebraska)
  • Justin Ellis - Current NFL defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders
  • IK Enemkpali - Current NFL defensive end for the New York Jets
  • Hiram Eugene - Current NFL safety for the Oakland Raiders
  • Doug Evans - Retired NFL cornerback and safety for the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, and Detroit Lions; One-time Super Bowl champion
  • Bobby Gray - Retired NFL safety for the Chicago Bears
  • Garland Gregory - Former AAFC guard/linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers
  • Roland Harper - Retired NFL running back for the Chicago Bears
  • Tom Hinton - Retired CFL guard for the BC Lions; Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame; One-time Grey Cup Champion
  • Johnathan Holland - Current NFL wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders; Winner of ESPN's Pontiac Game Changing Performance for his spectacular catch against Nebraska
  • Gene Johnson - Former AFL quarterback
  • James Jordan - Former NFL wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
  • Trey Junkin - Retired NFL tight end and long snapper for the Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, and New York Giants
  • David Lee - Retired NFL punter for the Baltimore Colts
  • Phillip Livas - NCAA record holder for most kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns
  • Jason Martin - Retired quarterback in NFL Europe and arena football
  • Luke McCown - Current NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints; former NFL quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Pete McCulley - Former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers
  • Jordan Mills - Current NFL offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears
  • Ryan Moats - Current NFL running back for the Minnesota Vikings; former running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, and Houston Texans
  • Dennis Morris - Current tight end for the St. Louis Rams; 2009 NCAA Tight End of the Year
  • Quinton Patton - Current wide receiver for Louisiana Tech
  • Joe Raymond Peace - Former Louisiana Tech head football coach
  • Tim Rattay - Current UFL quarterback for the Las Vegas Locomotive; former NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, and Arizona Cardinals
  • Mike Richardson - Retired CFL running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Ottawa Rough Riders; 1992 CFL Most Outstanding Rookie
  • Willie Roaf - Retired NFL offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs; Eleven-time Pro Bowl selection; Ten-time All-Pro selection; NFL 1990s All-Decade Team; Inducted into New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame; Inducted into Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame
  • Johnny Robinson - Retired NFL defensive end for the Los Angeles Raiders and Oakland Raiders; One-time Super Bowl champion
  • Billy Ryckman - Retired NFL wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons
  • Leo Sanford - Retired NFL linebacker for the Chicago Cardinals and Baltimore Colts; Two-time Pro Bowl selection
  • Josh Scobee - Current NFL kicker for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Eric Shaw - Retired NFL defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals
  • John Simon - Former NFL running back for the Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins
  • Mickey Slaughter - Retired NFL quarterback for the Denver Broncos
  • Artie Smith - Retired NFL defensive end for the Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys
  • D'Anthony Smith - Current defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Joe Smith - Current CFL running back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers; former NFL running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tennessee Titans; former NFL Europe running back for the Rhein Fire; former CFL running back for the BC Lions; Eddie James Memorial Trophy; One-time CFL All-Star selection
  • Tommy Spinks - Retired NFL wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings
  • Quincy Stewart - Former NFL player for the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets; CFL Grey Cup Champion
  • Matt Stover - Current NFL kicker for the Baltimore Ravens; former NFL kicker for the Cleveland Browns; One-time All-Conference selection; One-time Super Bowl champion; One-time Pro Bowl selection; One-time Pro Bowl alternate
  • Pat Tilley - Retired NFL wide receiver for the St. Louis Cardinals; One-time Pro Bowl selection
  • Josh Victorian - Current NFL cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • John Henry White - Retired CFL running back for the BC Lions; One-time Grey Cup Champion
  • Myles White - Current NFL wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers
  • A.L. Williams - Former Louisiana Tech head football coach
  • Grant Williams - Retired NFL offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and St. Louis Rams; One-time Super Bowl champion
  • Tramon Williams - Current NFL cornerback for the Green Bay Packers[25]
  • J. R. Williamson - Former NFL linebacker for the Oakland Raiders and Boston Patriots
  • Jerron Wishom - Former NFL cornerback for the Green Bay Packers
  • Andre Young - Former NFL defensive back for the San Diego Chargers

Bulldog Basketball[edit]

  • Leon Barmore - Retired head coach for the Lady Techsters; Best coaching winning percentage in women's basketball history; Member of Basketball Hall of Fame; Member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame; One-time national champion
  • P.J. Brown - Former NBA power forward for the New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Chicago Bulls, and Boston Celtics; One-time NBA champion; Three-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team; One-time NBA Sportsmanship Award; One-time J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award; Inducted into the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Tommy Joe Eagles - Retired head basketball coach at Louisiana Tech, Auburn, and New Orleans
  • Ron Ellis - Drafted by Phoenix Suns; played in CBA
  • Lavelle Felton - Former European professional basketball player
  • Tim Floyd - Current NCAA head basketball coach at UTEP; Former NBA head basketball coach of the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets; Former NCAA head basketball coach at Iowa State, Idaho, USC, and New Orleans
  • Stojan Gjuroski - Member of the Macedonian national basketball team
  • Mike Green - Retired NBA center for the Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, and Kansas City Kings; Retired ABA center for the Denver Nuggets, Denver Rockets, and Virginia Squires; One-time ABA All-Star selection
  • Gerrod Henderson - Former European basketball shooting guard for Panionios, Hemofarm, Crvena zvezda, Anwil Włocławek, and Azovmash Mariupol
  • Mohammed Ibrahim - Basketball player for the Lebanese national team
  • Dwayne Lathan - Played in the NBA D-League
  • Karl Malone - Retired NBA power forward for the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers; Two-time NBA MVP; Thirteen-time NBA All-Star; Eleven-time All-NBA First Team; Two-time All-NBA Second Team; One-time All-NBA Third Team; Three-time NBA All-Defensive First Team; One-time NBA All-Defensive Second Team; NBA All-Rookie Team; Two-time NBA All-Star Game MVP; NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team; Two-time Olympic gold medalist; Second leading scorer in NBA history
  • Mike McConathy - Current head coach at Northwestern State
  • Antonio Meeking - Played in the NBA D-League and professionally overseas
  • Paul Millsap - Current NBA power forward for the Utah Jazz; NBA All-Rookie Second Team; Three-time NCAA rebounding champion
  • Jackie Moreland - Retired NBA player for the Detroit Pistons and New Orleans Buccaneers; Inducted into the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Scotty Robertson - Former NBA head coach for the New Orleans Jazz, Chicago Bulls, and Detroit Pistons; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs basketball coach from 1964 to 1974
  • Magnum Rolle - Current NBA center for the Indiana Pacers
  • Dave Simmons - Current head coach at McNeese State
  • Speedy Smith - 2015 Conference USA Player of the Year
  • Kendrick Spruel - Former NBA signee for the Toronto Raptors
  • Randy White - Retired NBA power forward for the Dallas Mavericks
  • Jim Wooldridge - Current NCAA basketball head coach at UC Riverside; Former head coach at Central Missouri State, Texas State, Louisiana Tech, and Kansas State

Lady Techster Basketball[edit]

  • Janice Lawrence Braxton - Retired WNBA player for the Cleveland Rockers; Inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame; One-time Olympic gold medalist; Wade Trophy winner
  • Alisa Burras - Retired WNBA center for the Cleveland Rockers, Portland Fire, and Seattle Storm
  • Mickie DeMoss - Former NCAA head women's basketball coach at Kentucky and Florida; One-time SEC Coach of the Year
  • Shanavia Dowdell - Drafted in 2010 WNBA Draft
  • Cheryl Ford - Current WNBA power forward for the Detroit Shock; Three-time WNBA champion; WNBA Rookie of the Year; One-time WNBA All-Star game MVP; One-time Olympic bronze medalist
  • Sonja Hogg - Former Louisiana Tech physical education professor, Lady Techsters basketball coach, and Baylor Lady Bears basketball coach; inducted into Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Tamicha Jackson - All-American; 7-year career in the WNBA
  • Vickie Johnson - Retired WNBA shooting guard for the New York Liberty and San Antonio Silver Stars; Two-time WNBA All-Star; Eighth leading scorer in WNBA history
  • Janet Karvonen - Inducted into National High School Sports Hall of Fame, Minnesota High School Sports Hall of Fame, and Minnesota Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Pam Kelly - Wade Trophy winner; 3-time All-American
  • Venus Lacy - Retired WNBA center for the New York Liberty; One-time USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year; One-time Olympic gold medalist
  • Angela Lawson - Head women's basketball coach at the University of the Incarnate Word
  • Betty Lennox - Current WNBA guard for the Atlanta Dream; Former WNBA guard for the Minnesota Lynx, Miami Sol, Cleveland Rockers, and Seattle Storm; WNBA Rookie of the Year; One-time WNBA champion; One-time WNBA Finals MVP
  • Monica Maxwell - Retired WNBA small forward for the Washington Mystics and Indiana Fever
  • Kim Mulkey - Current head women's basketball coach at Baylor; One-time Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award; One-time Olympic gold medalist; Inducted into women's basketball Hall of Fame; Only female to win NCAA title as a player and a coach
  • Ayana Walker - Retired WNBA forward for the Detroit Shock and Charlotte Sting; One-time WNBA champion
  • Teresa Weatherspoon - Current head coach for the Lady Techsters; Retired WNBA point guard for the New York Liberty and Los Angeles Sparks; Two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year; WNBA second all-time assists leader; Four-time WNBA All-Star starter; One-time Olympic gold medalist; One-time Olympic bronze medalist; Wade Trophy winner
  • Jennifer White - Head women's basketball coach at St. Edward's University

Baseball[edit]

  • Harley Boss - MLB first baseman for the Washington Senators and Cleveland Indians; former head baseball coach at Vanderbilt (Deceased)
  • Atley Donald - MLB pitcher for the New York Yankees; One-time World Series champion; Two-time American League champion (Deceased)
  • Chuck Finley - Retired MLB pitcher for the California/Anaheim Angles, Cleveland Indians, and St. Louis Cardinals; Five-time All-Star
  • Tom Herrin - MLB pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (Deceased)
  • Phil Hiatt - Retired MLB utility player for the Kansas City Royals, Detroit Tigers, and Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Berry Hinton (Class of 1930), baseball player; baseball coach at Louisiana Tech from 1943 until 1967
  • Rick Huckabay - Former men's basketball head coach for Marshall University
  • Mike Jeffcoat - Retired MLB pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and Florida Marlins
  • Bob Linton - Former MLB catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Randy McGilberry - Retired MLB pitcher for the Kansas City Royals
  • Charlie Montoyo - Current manager for the Durham Bulls; former MLB player for the Montreal Expos
  • Brian Myrow - Current Minor League first baseman in the San Diego Padres organization; Former MLB first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Rebel Oakes - MLB center fielder for the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Pittsburgh Rebels (Deceased)
  • Pat Patterson - Winningest college baseball coach in Louisiana sports history; Seven-time conference Coach of the Year (Deceased)
  • Jeff Richardson - Retired MLB infielder for the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Boston Red Sox
  • David Segui - Retired MLB first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, New York Mets, Montreal Expos, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and Cleveland Indians
  • Dave Short - Retired MLB outfielder for the Chicago White Sox
  • George Stone - Retired MLB pitcher for the New York Mets and Atlanta Braves

Track and Field[edit]

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