List of Muskingum University alumni

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This is a list of Muskingum University alumni.

Government and politics[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Arts[edit]

  • David Budbill (class of 1962), American poet, author and playwright
  • Laurence Overmire (valedictorian, class of 1979), American poet, author, actor, playwright

Education[edit]

Business[edit]

Muskingum's Caldwell Hall was named after alumnus Philip Caldwell and his wife Betsey

Sports[edit]

  • Jim Heacock (class of 1970), defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Ohio State University
  • Bill "Cannonball" Cooper (class of 1961), former running back for the San Francisco 49ers and inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Edgar "Ed" Sherman (class of 1936), legendary Muskingum head football coach for 22 years and College Football Hall of Fame inductee
  • Jim Burson (class of 1963), legendary Muskingum head basketball coach for 39 years and Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. His 542-416 record also ranks in the top 10 of all-time in division III and currently top 5 among division III coaches. Coach Burson was OAC Coach of the Year six times. He coached seven All-Americans and 68 All OAC players. Furthermore his teams won three OAC regular season titles (1973, 1974, and 1976), three OAC Tournament Championships (1977, 1988 and 1990), and went to the NCAA Div. III Tournament five times (1977, 1981, 1983, 1988, and 1990).
  • Darrell Hazell (class of 1986) currently the head football coach at Purdue University.
  • Jen Segner-Filtz (class of 2000), as a pitcher for the Muskies, she finished her career with several NCAA Division III records including wins in a single season (40 in 2000). Currently, she is second in career pitching wins (117).
  • Mandy Carnes (class of 2004) is the NCAA Division III softball leader in home runs in a career (59) as well as home runs in a season (24 in 2002).
  • Erica Hoyt (class of 2006) finished her career pitching for the Muskingum softball team as winningest pitcher (120) in NCAA Division III history (passing fellow Muskie alumna Jen Segner-Filtz), as well as holding the second and third spots for most pitching victories in a single season (38 in 2004 and 37 in 2005), respectively.
  • Tim Timmons, Major League Baseball umpire
  • Brandon Todd, known as the 5'5 dunker, played for the 2001, 2002, and 2003 All-Ohio team with LeBron James. He now has developed a training program called "FlytRight" that is a body and athletic transformation program.
  • Tom Carr, (Class of 2004) - Assistant Wrestling Coach - George Mason University

Journalism[edit]

Science[edit]

  • John Glenn (class of 1962), first man to orbit the earth, oldest man ever in space