List of people from Youngstown, Ohio

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The following are notable or famous people who were all born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Youngstown, Ohio. Youngstown is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Mahoning County. The municipality is situated on the Mahoning River, approximately 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Cleveland and 61 miles (100 km) northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1] Youngstown has its own metropolitan area, but the Pittsburgh Tri-State and Greater Cleveland influence the region. Youngstown lies 10 miles (16 km) west of the Pennsylvania state line, midway between New York City and Chicago.

The city was named for John Young, an early settler from Whitestown, New York, who established the community's first sawmill and gristmill.[2] Youngstown is located in a region of the United States that is often referred to as the Rust Belt. Traditionally known as a center of steel production, Youngstown was forced to redefine itself when the U.S. steel industry fell into decline in the 1970s, leaving communities throughout the region without major industry.[3] The 2000 census showed that Youngstown had a total population of 82,026, making it Ohio's eighth largest city. A U.S. Census Bureau estimate released in June 2006 placed the population at 83,906.[4]

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Name Occupation Notes
Chris Alcaide Actor Known for western roles on television; born in Youngstown in 1923
Stiv Bators Singer and musician Known for work with the punk rock band The Dead Boys; born and raised in Youngstown
Christopher Barzak Author Novelist, short story writer, attended Youngstown State University; resides in Youngstown
Billy Beck Musician Keyboardist, pianist, and songwriter for the Original and New Ohio Players, as well as Zapp and Roger; graduate of Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music; raised on Youngstown's south side
Pat Bilon Actor Appeared in Under the Rainbow and E.T.; born in Youngstown[5]
Robert and Ronald Bell Musicians Members of funk and soul group Kool & the Gang; originally from Youngstown's east side
Mark Boals Musician Vocalist, known for his work with Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire, and Royal Hunt; born in Youngstown
Mick Boogie Disk jockey Official DJ of the Cleveland Cavaliers; born in Youngstown
Simeon Booker Journalist First African-American reporter for The Washington Post; journalist for Jet magazine; reported on the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the Youngstown Negro League Baseball team; won numerous awards throughout his career; raised in Youngstown
Tiny Bradshaw Musician Jazz and rhythm and blues bandleader, known for 1950s "Train Kept A-Rollin'"; born in Youngstown
Joseph G. Butler, Jr. Philanthropist Founder of Youngstown's Butler Institute of American Art, the first American museum dedicated to American art; lived in Youngstown[6]
Jay Clayton Musician Avant-garde vocalist and jazz educator; born in Youngstown
Clay Cole Radio personality Disc jockey and host of The Clay Cole Show, 1959–1968; born in Youngstown
Jim Cummings Voice actor Known for providing the voice of Winnie-the-Pooh and Tigger; originally from Youngstown's north side
Mark Dailey Television host TV and radio news journalist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; voice actor for animated films including Medabots and The Ripping Friends; born in Youngstown; served briefly as Ohio State Trooper
Tiffanie DeBartolo Author, director Writer and director of Dream for an Insomniac; born in Youngstown
John DeMain Conductor Former director of the Texas Opera Theater, Houston Grand Opera, and Opera Omaha; earned a Grammy for his recording of Porgy and Bess; born in Youngstown
Jerry DePizzo Musician Member of O.A.R.; originally from Liberty Township and Youngstown's north side
Bob DiPiero Songwriter Has written 15 #1 country music hits for recording stars including the Oak Ridge Boys and former wife Pam Tillis; graduated from Youngstown State University; born and raised in Youngstown area
Donald Erb Composer Known for orchestral works such as "Concerto for Brass" and "Orchestra and Klangfarbenfunk"; born in Youngstown
Joe Flynn Actor Co-star of 1960s television series McHale's Navy; originally from Youngstown's north side[7]
Brian Gage Author Writes satire and fiction; born in Youngstown
Edmond Hamilton Author Pioneer science fiction writer; husband of screenplay writer Leigh Brackett; born in Youngstown
Lady Miss Kier Musician Born Kierin Magenta Kirby, singer and disc jockey; known for work with early 1990s band Deee-Lite; later became an influential house and dance music writer and producer; born in Youngstown
Sorche Nic Leodhas Author Writer of prizewinning children's books based on Scottish legend; recipient of Newbery Honor and Caldecott Medal; born in Youngstown
Nanette Lepore Fashion designer Born in Youngstown and attended Youngstown State University
Dave Malkoff Journalist Network television news correspondent for The Weather Channel and NBC News; originally from Liberty Township and Youngstown's north side
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Television personality Raised on the city's north side
Val Mayerik Artist Comic book artist; co-creator of Howard the Duck; born in Youngstown
Maureen McGovern Singer and actress Known for her number one hit "The Morning After" from the film The Poseidon Adventure and her ongoing recording, performance and stage career since that time; born and raised in Youngstown
Michael McGovern Author A product of Youngstown's 19th-century steel mills who became nationally known as "the Puddler Poet"[8]
Michael J. Moritz Jr. Producer and musical director Producer of 2013 Broadway musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and 2013 Broadway musical A Night with Janis Joplin; also musical director for many musicals and cabaret shows[9]
Booker Newberry III Musician Member of mid-1970s soul groups Sweet Thunder ("Baby I Need Your Love Today") and Impact; born in Youngstown
Ed O'Neill Actor Known for TV series Modern Family and playing Al Bundy on Married... with Children; originally from Youngstown's north side[10]
Sonny Parker Musician Blues and jazz singer, dancer and drummer who performed with Lionel Hampton; born in Youngstown
Michael Pataki Actor Veteran of television shows including The Green Hornet, The Flying Nun, McCloud, and Star Trek; born in Youngstown
Jane Randolph Actress Known as Trixie in The Honeymooners and for leading roles in low-budget film noir classics such as Cat People; born in Youngstown
Olga Rudge Musician Concert violinist; known in early years for recovering lost works of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi; later gained notoriety as the long-term lover of expatriate poet Ezra Pound; born in Youngstown[11]
Bill Saluga Comedian Known for character of Ray J. Johnson, who appeared on popular Miller Lite commercials in the 1980s; from Youngstown
Victor Slezak Actor Appeared in The Bridges of Madison County and The Devil's Own; portrayed John F. Kennedy in science fiction cult classic Timequest; appeared in several episodes of Law & Order; audiobook narrator; born in Youngstown[12]
Ross H. Spencer Author Mystery writer best remembered for satirical spoofs of private eye genre; lived in Youngstown
Michael Trikilis Film producer Playboy TV pioneer; film producer; born and raised in Youngstown
Rick Ungar Writer, executive producer Known for producing animated TV series Biker Mice From Mars; born in Youngstown
Paula Wagner Film producer Formed Cruise/Wagner Productions with film star Tom Cruise, which produced The Last Samurai, War of the Worlds, and the Mission: Impossible sequels; born in Youngstown
Jennifer Walcott Actress Limited film appearances; Playboy centerfold model, raised in Youngstown
Bob Walker Photographer Nature photographer and environmental activist; grew up in Youngstown
Albert Warner Movie pioneer Co-founder of Warner Bros. Studios; lived on Youngstown's north side[13]
Harry Warner Movie pioneer Co-founder of Warner Bros. Studios; lived on Youngstown's north side[13]
Jack L. Warner Movie pioneer Co-founder and eventual head of Warner Bros. studios; raised on Youngstown's north side[14]
Sam Warner Movie pioneer Co-founder of Warner Bros.; procured technology for first feature-length talking picture; spent youth and early adulthood on Youngtown's north side[15]
Mel Watkins Author Known for memoir Dancing with Strangers; raised on Youngstown's south side

Musical groups[edit]

Name Style Notes
Cherry Monroe Alternative / glam Debut single "Satellites" reached #85 on Billboard Hot 100 in 2005; from Youngstown
Gil Mantera's Party Dream Synth pop Known for their spectacular live shows and as part of the Van's Warped Tour; both Ultimate Donny and Gil Mantera were born and raised in Youngstown
Glass Harp Rock From the Youngstown area
The Human Beinz Rock and roll Members of the 1960s singing group known for their hit single "Nobody but Me"; from Youngstown
Youngstown Rock/pop From Youngstown and nearby Campbell, Ohio
The Edsels Doo-wop Their song "Rama Lama Ding Dong" peaked at number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; from the Youngstown area [16]
The Vindys Rock From the Youngstown area


Name Occupation Notes
Harry Burt Confectioner Created the Good Humor ice cream bar in the early 1920s, developed and introduced product in Youngstown[17]
Joseph G. Butler, Jr. Industrialist Co-owner of the Ohio Steel Company, one of Youngstown's earliest steel manufacturers, and founder of the Butler Institute of American Art; lived in Youngstown[6]
William M. Cafaro Developer Pioneer in construction of strip malls and enclosed malls, including the Eastwood Mall; born on Youngstown's east side[18]
William H. Calbreath Advertising icon Presumed model for the Cream of Wheat trademark; lived and died in Youngstown[19]
James A. Campbell Industrialist Co-founder of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company; Campbell, Ohio, was named in his honor[20]
Edward J. DeBartolo Sr. Contractor and developer Played a pioneering role in the development of the modern shopping mall; born and raised in Youngstown
Mary Wells Lawrence Advertising executive Developed iconic advertising campaigns of the 1960s; youngest person inducted into the Copywriter's Hall of Fame; born in Youngstown
Michael I. Monus Discount chain entrepreneur Co-founded the Phar-Mor discount drug chain, which had 200 outlets across the country before its dissolution in the early 1990s; born in Youngstown[21]
Ella P. Stewart Pharmacist One of the first African-American female pharmacists in the United States; resided in Youngstown
George D. Wick Industrialist Organized the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company with James A. Campbell; was among prominent figures who perished during the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage[22]
Roosevelt Zanders Entrepreneur Celebrated Harlem-based limousine service whose clients included Fidel Castro, Gertrude Lawrence, and Richard Nixon; raised in Youngstown[23]


Name Occupation Notes
Salvatore Attardo Professor Professor at Youngstown State University and editor-in-chief of Humor, the journal for the International Society of Humor Research
Christopher Bache Professor Professor of religious studies at Youngstown State University; former director of transformative learning at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, near San Francisco
G. William Domhoff Sociologist Known for controversial 1960s bestseller Who Rules America?; born in Youngstown
Louis Hartz Political scientist Known for 1955 classic The Liberal Tradition in America; born in Youngstown
Arthur Laffer Economist Former University of Southern California faculty member, known for controversial "Laffer curve"; born in Youngstown
William Holmes McGuffey Educator Known for development of McGuffey Readers; received early education in Youngstown
Ernest Carroll Moore Educator Co-founder of University of California, Los Angeles, born in Youngstown[24]
Michael D. Morley Educator Known for Morley's categoricity theorem; born in Youngstown
Morris Slavin Historian Wrote five well-regarded historical works on the French Revolution; taught at Youngstown State University
Richard D. Wolff Economist Heterodox economist known for Marxian contributions


Name Occupation Notes
Frank J. Battisti Judge U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (1961–1994); known for rulings on Cleveland's school desegregation case; born and raised in Youngstown[25]
John Boccieri Lawmaker Served in the Ohio House of Representatives's 61st District, 2000–2006; ran unopposed for a seat in the Ohio State Senate in 2006; born in Youngstown
Henry Lawrence Burnett U.S. Assistant Judge Advocate General Brevet brigadier general; prosecutor in trials for assassination of Abraham Lincoln; born in Youngstown
Capri Cafaro Lawmaker Ohio State Senator from 32nd District; from Youngstown
Charles J. Carney Lawmaker U.S. Representative 1970–1979; member of the Ohio Senate 1950–1970; born in Youngstown
William J. Carney Legislator U.S. Navy signalman and member of the Ohio General Assembly 1959-1960 and 1961-1962.
John Hessin Clarke U.S. Supreme Court Justice Appointed Supreme Court justice by President Woodrow Wilson, practiced law in Youngstown and was part-owner of The Youngstown Vindicator
John G. Cooper Lawmaker U.S. Representative, 1915–1937; resided in Youngstown
Ronald Daniels Activist Third-party candidate for President of the United States; executive director of Center for Constitutional Rights; graduate of Youngstown State University
Marc Dann Attorney Former Ohio Attorney General, elected to the position in 2006 as a Democrat; lives in nearby Liberty; practiced law in Youngstown before public office
Clarence Darrow Attorney Known for role as defense counsel in the Scopes Monkey Trial and Leopold and Loeb murder trial; first practiced law in Youngstown[26]
James Arthur Ewing Steel executive 40th Governor of American Samoa
Bob Hagan Lawmaker Scion of an Ohio Democratic political family whose defeat in Youngstown's 2005 mayoral race was followed by a successful run for Ohio State Representative
Robert Hagan Lawmaker Served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives; served as Trumbull County Commissioner; on traveling staff of vice presidential nominee Sargent Shriver in 1972; born in Youngstown
Tim Hagan Lawmaker Cuyahoga County, Ohio commissioner; Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio in 2002; born in Youngstown
Gus Hall Activist Co-founder of the United Steelworkers of America trade union; five-time U.S. presidential candidate; organized 1930s Little Steel Strike in Youngstown-Warren area[27]
Martin J. Hillenbrand Diplomat U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, 1972–1976; born in Youngstown
Nathaniel R. Jones Judge U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; appointed in 1967 as assistant general counsel to President Lyndon B. Johnson's famed Kerner Commission; born and raised in Youngstown[28]
James Kennedy Lawmaker U.S. Representative 1903–1911; resided in Youngstown
Michael J. Kirwan Lawmaker Member of U.S. House of Representatives (1937–1970); first Northerner to serve as chair of the influential National Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; widely credited with Democratic congressional victory of November 1954[29]
Staughton Lynd Activist Known for public opposition to the Vietnam War; served as labor lawyer and activist in the Youngstown area, where he currently resides[30]
George McKelvey Politician Former Democratic mayor of Youngstown; in 2004, he broke ranks with his party to endorse President George W. Bush for a second term
George McMillin Governor and Admiral 38th and final Naval Governor of Guam; POW during World War II after surrendering at the First Battle of Guam; later a Rear Admiral
Volney Rogers Attorney and civic leader Played a key role in the establishment of Youngstown's celebrated Mill Creek Park[31]
William R. Stewart Lawmaker Second African American to serve in the Ohio Senate; first African-American attorney to establish a practice in Youngstown[32]
Hal Suit Television broadcaster Republican candidate for governor of Georgia, 1970, lost to Jimmy Carter
Robert W. Tayler Lawmaker and judge U.S. Representative, 1895–1903; in 1905 appointed by Theodore Roosevelt as District Judge of the Northern District of Ohio; lived in Youngstown
Sue Thomas FBI Agent First deaf person to work in this capacity, and the inspiration for the television series Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye
David Tod Ohio Governor Deeply respected by President Abraham Lincoln for his measured response to dislocations of the American Civil War; was offered (but refused) the position of U.S. Secretary of Treasury
James A. Traficant, Jr. Lawmaker, inmate Flamboyant former Democratic Representative; was sent to federal prison after being prosecuted by the federal government on corruption charges; born and raised on Youngstown's south side[33]
Cheryl L. Waite Judge First woman elected to serve on the Seventh District Court of Appeals; from Youngstown
Jay Williams Politician (Independent-Democrat); first African-American mayor of Youngstown; born on the city's east side; now resides near Cornersburg, on city's west side


Name Occupation Notes
George Bennard Evangelist Composer of "The Old Rugged Cross"; born in Youngstown[34]
Edward Mooney Roman Catholic cardinal Roman Catholic archbishop of Detroit from 1937 until his death in 1958; raised on the north side of Youngstown
George Murry Roman Catholic bishop First African-American bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown[35]
Frank Schulman Unitarian Universalist minister Published several well-regarded books on the Unitarian tradition; served as Unitarian pastor in Youngstown


Name Occupation Notes
Jerri Nielsen, M.D. Physician Doctor and author, known for Ice Bound, the New York Times bestseller on the medical crisis she endured while trapped at a South Pole research station; born and raised in the Youngstown area
Ronald A. Parise, Ph.D. NASA astronaut, Payload Specialist Graduate of Youngstown State University[36]
Thomas Bopp Amateur astronomer Co-discoverer of Comet Hale–Bopp in 1995; graduate of Youngstown State University[37]


Name Occupation Notes
Red Ames Baseball player Played for the New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Philadelphia Phillies, 1903–1919; from Youngstown-Warren area
Cameron Argetsinger Auto racing executive Created the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course; born in Youngstown
Harry Arroyo Boxer IBF Lightweight Champion of the World (1984 and 1985); born and raised in Youngstown[38]
Russell "Busty" Ashbaugh Football coach Squad captain at Brown University; coach at Youngstown's South High School; mentor to collegiate and professional players including Bob Dove; trainer of coaches including Youngstown State University's Dwight "Dike" Beede and Ohio State University's Wes Fesler[39]
Russell "Pete" Ashbaugh Football player Member of the University of Notre Dame's 1946 and 1947 national championship teams; drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers; played professionally for the Chicago Rockets; from Youngstown[40]
Bob Babich Football player Played for the San Diego Chargers and the Cleveland Browns 1970–1978; born in Youngstown
Floyd Baker Baseball player Played for the St. Louis Browns, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, and the Philadelphia Phillies, 1943–1955; lived and died in Youngstown[41]
Dwight "Dike" Beede Football coach Celebrated head coach at Youngstown State University, 1938–1972; inventor of the penalty flag[42]
Tommy Bell Boxer Fought for welterweight title against Sugar Ray Robinson in 1946; born in Youngstown[43]
Dan Benish Football player Played for Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins 1983–1987; born in Youngstown
Walt Cassidy Football player Played for the Kenosha Maroons in 1924.
Roy Castleton Baseball player Played for New York Highlanders and Cincinnati Reds, 1907–1910; gained national recognition for pitching a perfect game for the Youngstown Ohio Works ball club[44]
Matt Cavanaugh Football player Played for the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants, 1978–1991; born and raised on Youngstown's west side
Maurice Clarett Football player Former Ohio State University football standout; from Youngstown-Warren area
Bob Commings Football coach Led Iowa Hawkeyes to a 12-10 upset victory over UCLA in 1974; born in Youngstown
Bob Davie Football coach Former head coach and defensive coordinator of the University of Notre Dame football team; current football analyst for ESPN and ABC; graduate of Youngstown State University
Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. Owner Former owner of the San Francisco 49ers; born in Youngstown
Bob Dove Football player and coach College Football Hall of Fame, All-America end at the University of Notre Dame; eight seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions, 1948–1954; assistant coach at Youngstown State University; born in Youngstown[45]
'William Thomas "Mother" Dunn Football player First outstanding linebacker in the history of Penn State Nittany Lions football; born in Youngstown
Doc Elliott Football player All-American at Lafayette College who went on to play for Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Bulldogs, and Philadelphia Quakers in 1920s; born in Youngstown
Sammy Ellis Baseball player Pitched for Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox in 1960s; born in Youngstown
Billy Evans Umpire (Hall of Fame) First hired to fill umpire vacancy at city's South Side Park; raised on Youngstown's west side[46]
James Farragher Football coach Coach at University of Notre Dame; compiled record of 14 wins, four losses, and two ties between 1901 and 1902; born in Youngstown[47]
Mike Farragher Prize fighter Nationally known in late 19th and early 20th centuries; from Youngstown[48]
Wes Fesler Football coach Three-sport athlete at the Ohio State University, including three consecutive years as a consensus first-team All-America selection in American football; football head coach at Wesleyan University, University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, and University of Minnesota; head basketball coach at Harvard University and Princeton University; born in Youngstown
Mike Flores Football player Played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and Washington Redskins 1991–1995; born in Youngstown
Sloko Gill Football player First person from Youngstown to play in the NFL; center for the Detroit Lions in 1942; coached at Youngstown State University and Campbell Memorial High School
David Givens Football player Wide receiver for the New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans 2002–2007; born in Youngstown
George Glinatsis Baseball player Played for the Seattle Mariners in 1994; born in Youngstown
Paul Halleck Football player Played for the Cleveland Rams in 1937
Brad Hennessey Baseball player Played for the San Francisco Giants 2004–2008; drafted during first round of 2001 MLB Draft out of Youngstown State University
John Hirschbeck Umpire MLB umpire since 1984; has worked 3 World Series; currently resides in Poland
Edward J. Hogan Pole vaulter Track and field standout at University of Notre Dame; included on Notre Dame's sports Wall of Honor; from Westlake's Crossing district of Youngstown[49]
Marty Hogan Baseball player Played for Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Browns 1894–1895; managed minor league clubs, including Youngstown Ohio Works; raised in Westlake's Crossing district of Youngstown[50]
Tony Janiro Boxer Middleweight who took on Jake LaMotta, Rocky Graziano, and Kid Gavilan between 1943 and 1954; raised in Youngstown[51]
Ron Jaworski Football player Former professional football player, 1973–1989; current NFL analyst on ESPN; graduated from Youngstown State University
Andrew Kosco Baseball player Played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, California Angels, Boston Red Sox, and Cincinnati Reds 1965–1974; born and raised in Youngstown[52]
Jack Kralick Baseball player Played for the Cleveland Indians and Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins 1959–1967; from Youngstown
Johnny Kucab Baseball player Gained early visibility in Youngstown minor league clubs; played professionally with Philadelphia Athletics, 1950–1952; where he was instrumental in winning Connie Mack's last game as a major league manager; died in nearby Campbell[53]
Jeff Lampkin Boxer Won the USBA cruiserweight title in 1988; added the IBF cruiserweight belt in 1990 with a knockout of British boxer Glenn McCrory; born in Youngstown[54]
William J. Leonard Football player Played for undefeated University of Notre Dame football team that won national championship in 1947; played professionally for Baltimore Colts 1949–1950; born and raised in Youngstown[55]
Paul Maguire Broadcaster and football player Linebacker and punter for the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills 1960–1970; born and raised in Youngstown
Mark Malaska Baseball player Played for Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2003 and 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox; born and raised on Youngstown's south side
Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini Boxer Former Lightweight Champion of the World (1980s); originally from Youngstown's south side[56]
Jackie Mayo Baseball player Played for Philadelphia Phillies, 1948–1953; one of Philadelphia's "Whiz Kids"; resides in Youngstown[57]
Jimmy McAleer Baseball player and manager Played for Cleveland Spiders and St. Louis Browns, 1889–1907; managed St. Louis Browns and Washington Senators; part-owner of Boston Red Sox; instrumental in formation of American League; born and died in Youngstown[58]
Kyle McCarthy Football player NFL safety, played collegiately at University of Notre Dame; from Youngstown
Paul McFadden Football player Placekicker for the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons, 1984–1989; graduated from Youngstown State University; resides in Youngstown
Deacon McGuire Baseball player Played for Detroit Tigers, Washington Senators, Cleveland Blues, 1884–1912; participated in more Major League Baseball seasons than any catcher in the history of the game; later manager and coach; born and raised in Youngstown[59]
Frank McPhee Football player All-American and NFL player
Jaime Mendez Football player All-American at Kansas State University in 1993
Fred Mundee Football player Played for Chicago Bears
Ed Muransky Football player Played for Los Angeles Raiders (Super Bowl XVII Champions), 1982–1984; born and raised in Youngstown
Jerry Olsavsky Football player Played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati Bengals, and Baltimore Ravens, 1989–1998; attended Chaney High School on the city's west side
Kelly Pavlik Boxer Former WBC and WBO middleweight champion;[60] originally from Youngstown's south side[61]
Bo Pelini Football coach Current head coach of the Youngstown State University Penguins football team; former head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team; born and raised in Youngstown
Carl Pelini Football coach Coach of the Florida Atlantic Owls football team; resigned amid drug use allegations; born and raised in Youngstown
George Poschner Football player All-America end at the University of Georgia in 1942, selected in the eighth round of the 1943 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions; his sports career ended when he lost both legs while serving in the military during World War II; born on Youngstown's west side[62]
Dave Rajsich Baseball player Played for New York Yankees and Texas Rangers, 1978–1980; born in Youngstown
Keiwan Ratliff Football player Played in the NFL, 2004–present; born in Youngstown
John D. Reese Trainer Treated Ty Cobb, Cy Young, and other Major League Baseball players; settled in Youngstown[63]
Billy Rhiel Baseball player Played for three teams, including the Detroit Tigers, in the late 1920s and early 1930s; born in Youngstown[64]
Greg Richardson Boxer WBC World Bantamweight Champion, 1991; born and raised on the east side of Youngstown[65]
Terry Rozier Basketball player Plays for the Boston Celtics, 2015–present; born and raised in Youngstown
Jack Scheible Baseball player Played for Cleveland Spiders and Philadelphia Phillies 1893–1894; born and died in Youngstown[66]
Earnie Shavers Boxer Won AAU Heavyweight Championship in 1969; born, raised and began early career in Youngstown-Warren area
George Shuba Baseball player Played for Brooklyn Dodgers 1948–1955; captured in legendary 1946 photo shaking hands with Jackie Robinson; born and raised in Youngstown; resides in Austintown[67]
Frank Sinkwich Football player Played for three teams, including the Detroit Lions, 1943–1947; 1942 Heisman Trophy winner; attended the University of Georgia; attended Chaney High School on the city's west side[68]
Brad Smith Football player Wide receiver for New York Jets; formerly played for University of Missouri; graduate of Youngstown's Chaney High School
Ken Smith Baseball player First-round draft choice of the Atlanta Braves in 1976; played for the Atlanta Braves 1981–1983; born, raised, and currently resides in Youngstown[69]
Sherman Smith Football player Played for the Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers, 1976–1983; born in Youngstown
Isaac Smolko Football player Tight end at Penn State University; played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2007; from Youngstown
Jim Snowden Football player Played for the Washington Redskins 1965–1971; previously with University of Notre Dame; born in Youngstown
Craig Snyder Boxer Junior Middleweight World Champ; fought Hector "Macho" Camacho in the 1990s; born in Youngstown-Warren area
Bob Stoops Football coach Former head coach at the University of Oklahoma; born and raised on Youngstown's south side
Mark Stoops Football coach Current head coach at the University of Kentucky; born and raised on Youngstown's south side
Mike Stoops Football coach Former head coach at the University of Arizona; born and raised on Youngstown's south side
Cliff Stoudt Football player Played for Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins, and St. Louis Cardinals, 1977–1991; graduated from Youngstown State University
Russell Stuvaints Football player Played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, 2001–2005; member of Super Bowl XL championship team; attended Youngstown State University
Jim Tressel Football coach Originally from Mentor; head coach at the Ohio State University; led Youngstown State to four national championships in 1990s
Denise DeBartolo York Owner Owner of San Francisco 49ers; daughter of billionaire real estate developer Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr.; born and raised in Youngstown; currently lives in Canfield, Ohio
Jed York CEO CEO of the San Francisco 49ers; son of Denise Debartolo York and nephew of former 49ers owner Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr.; born and raised in Youngstown
Jeff Wilkins Football player Played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, and St. Louis Rams, 1994–2007; born and raised on Youngstown's west side in Austintown


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