This page lists
notable alumni of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
Arts and media [ edit ]
Pedro Armendáriz (1912-1963), U.S. character actor, award-winning leading man in dozens of films from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema 
Michael Berryman (born 1948), actor 
Irene Chan (born 1965), artist 
Luke Chueh contemporary artist 
Danny Gans (October 25, 1956 – May 1, 2009) Las Vegas entertainer 
Paula Huston, (born 1952), author Kerry Lonsdale, author
Greg Manifold (born 1976) design director at The Washington Post
Cassie McFarland (born 1985), artist, designed the obverse of the 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coin 
Andy Paiko (born 1977), contemporary glass artist George Ramos (1947-2011), three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Suzanne Roberts (born 1970), poet, travel writer, and photographer 
M. Ward (born 1973), folk musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist 
"Weird Al" Yankovic (born 1959), rock parodist and entertainer 
Business [ edit ]
Richard Bergquist, Founder and former CTO,
PeopleSoft  Gary Bloom, former Vice Chairman and President, Symantec Corporation
 Paul R. Bonderson, Jr., businessman, philanthropist, co-founder, Brocade Communications Systems.
James Griffin Boswell, Chairman of the board, J.G. Boswell Company Gary Erickson (B.S., Business Administration, 1980), Founder, Clif Bar.
 Susan Johnson (B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1977), CEO, Futura Industries; Named one of Forbes Most Powerful Women in 2011.
 David Karr, co-founder, Guayaki
Noel Lee, President and founder, Monster Cable 
Bob Mazzuca (B.S. History, 1970), Chief Scout Executive of Boy Scouts of America 
Farzad Nazem (B.S. Computer Science, 1981), former Chief Technology Officer of Yahoo! 
Peter Oppenheimer (B.S. Ag Business, 1985), former Chief Financial Officer of Apple Computer  Linda Ozawa Olds, co-founder, Jamba Juice
 Kevin Peters, co-founder, Jamba Juice
 Alex Pryor, co-founder, Guayaki
William H. Swanson (B.S. Industrial Engineering, 1973) (born 1950), Chairman and CEO of Raytheon  Joseph Vergara, co-founder, Jamba Juice
 Shahril Shamsuddin, President and Group CEO, SapuraKencana Petroleum
 Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno , president and chief executive officer for United Launch Alliance (ULA).
Politics and government [ edit ]
Tom Berryhill, California State Assemblyman 
Warren Church, Monterey County Board of Supervisors
Jeff Denham, United States Representative for California's 10th congressional district
Dennis Hollingsworth (born 1967), California State Senator 
Abel Maldonado (born 1967), 47th Lieutenant Governor of California 
Bruce McPherson (born 1944), 30th California Secretary of State 
Mohammadreza Nematzadeh, Minister of Labour and Minister of Industry and Mine in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Devin Nunes, United States Representative for California's 21st congressional district
George Radanovich, United States Representative for California's 19th congressional district
Robert C. Tapella, 25th Public Printer of the United States
Military [ edit ]
Scott C. Black (born 1952), Lieutenant General (United States Army, Retired), 37th Judge Advocate General of the United States Army. He was the first Lieutenant General to hold that position. David M. Boone (born 1960), Rear Admiral (United States Navy). Director, Shore Readiness, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Fleet Readiness and Logistics) for all 70 US Naval Bases worldwide. Former director of The White House Operations Center - The Shelter, as well as Camp David.
Science and technology [ edit ]
Michael Alsbury, commercial astronaut, Virgin Galactic test pilot. Killed in the 2014 Virgin Galactic crash. 
Greg Chamitoff (born 1962), astronaut 
Robert L. Gibson (born 1946), astronaut 
David Haussler, professor at University of California, Santa Cruz
Mark Lucovsky, software architect and a part of the team that designed Windows NT 
Aaron Peckham, owner and creator of UrbanDictionary
Burt Rutan (born 1943), designer of SpaceShipOne and Rutan Voyager 
Peter Siebold, commercial astronaut, Virgin Galactic Test Pilot 
Frederick W. Sturckow (born 1961), astronaut 
Education [ edit ]
Athletics [ edit ]
Baseball [ edit ]
Kevin Correia (born 1980), current MLB pitcher. 
Casey Fien (born 1983), October 21, current MLB pitcher. 
Mike Krukow (born 1952), former MLB pitcher and current broadcast announcer 
Bud Norris (born 1985), current MLB pitcher. 
Garrett Olson (born 1983), former MLB pitcher.
John Orton (born 1965), former MLB catcher 
Ozzie Smith (born 1954), MLB Hall of Fame shortstop 
Dean Treanor (born 1947), current manager of the Indianapolis Indians. 
Joey Wagman (born 1991), current pitcher. 
Basketball [ edit ]
Marijon Ancich, high school football coach with the most wins in California history 
Ramses Barden (born 1986), current NFL wide receiver.
Jordan Beck (born 1983), current NFL linebacker 
Alex Bravo (born 1930), former NFL defensive back
Courtney Brown (born 1984), former NFL defensive back
Jim Criner (born 1940), college football head coach
Chris Gocong (born 1983), NFL linebacker 
Asa Jackson (born 1989), current NFL cornerback.
Mel Kaufman (1958-2009), former NFL linebacker Washington Redskins, 1981-1988.
John Madden (born 1936), Pro Football Hall of Fame broadcaster, head coach, and player 
Dana Nafziger (born 1953), NFL player
Ted Tollner (born 1940), former NFL coach.
Cecil Turner (born 1944), former NFL WR/KR Chicago Bears, 1968-1973, selected to 1971 NFL Pro Bowl.
Fred Whittingham (born 1939), former NFL linebacker and coach. Cole Stanford (born 1991), free agent New England Patriots
Johnny Millard, Free agent St. Louis Rams
Nick Dzubnar (born 1991), current linebacker for San Diego Chargers Chris Brown, signed free agent contract with Dallas Cowboys
Sharon Day (born 1985), former NCAA Women's heptathlon champion, 2011 USA outdoor national champion
Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathoner
Karen Kraft, U.S. silver medalist in coxless pair rowing at the 1996 Summer Olympics and a bronze medalist in coxless pairs at the 2000 Summer Olympics 
Gene Lenz, All-American college swimmer, 1960 Summer Olympics finalist in the 400-meter freestyle
Chuck Liddell (born 1969), wrestler; retired mixed martial artist, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and UFC Hall of Fame member  
Gan McGee, professional MMA fighter
Chad Mendes (born 1985), 2008 NCAA wrestling runner-up at 141 lb, professional MMA fighter, current UFC featherweight contender 
Gina Miles, U.S. silver medalist in individual eventing at the 2008 Summer Olympics 
Anton Peterlin, (born 1987) soccer player
Brandon Jernigan (born 1986), former Ultimate champion, 2008 SLO
Borislav Novachkov, Olympic wrestler
Victor Plata (born 1973), USA Olympian in the triathlon 
Loren Roberts (born 1955), professional golfer on the PGA Tour 
Monty Roberts (born 1935), professional horse trainer, former rodeo rider, and author
Kevin Tillman (born 1978), professional baseball player gave up baseball to enlist in the US Army along with his older brother Pat Tillman after the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
Stephanie Brown Trafton (born 1979), U.S. gold medalist in discus throw at the 2008 Summer Olympics 
Maggie Vessey (born 1981), professional 800-meter runner
Barton Williams (born 1956), NCAA All-American 400m-hurdler
Kip Colvey (born 1994), professional soccer player for the San Jose Earthquakes Cameron Ontko, former Calgary Stampeder, current linebacker for British Columbia Lions in CFL
Burton DeKoning (born 1992), current linebacker for Ottawa Redblacks in CFL
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