List of University of Alabama People - Alumni and Others - Athletics - Other Sports

Other Sports

  • Marco "Ostarr" Orlandi, Swiss Poker Champion and member of the national poker team since 2009
  • Kelly Kretschman, USA Olympic softball player from 2004-2008


  • Mel Allen, legendary voice of the New York Yankees organization and first host of This Week in Baseball
  • Lance Cormier, currently with the Baltimore Orioles. Also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves.
  • Butch Hobson, a former Alabama football player, served as a third baseman and manager in MLB for the Boston Red Sox.
  • Frank Lary, major league pitcher, most notably for the Detroit Tigers. Selected to the 1960 and 1961 All-Star Team. Awarded Gold Glove Award in 1961.
  • Dave Magadan, most notably with the New York Mets. Now the hitting coach for the Boston Red Sox.
  • Frank Menechino, infielder for the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays for seven total seasons.
  • Dustan Mohr, outfielder for the Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants
  • Del Pratt, played most of his career as a utility player for the St. Louis Browns.
  • David Robertson, currently a relief pitcher with the New York Yankees.
  • Luke Sewell, younger brother of Joe Sewell. Played 21 seasons as a catcher in the major leagues, mostly with the Cleveland Indians. Also managed 11 seasons for the St. Louis Browns and the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Joe Sewell, most notably with the Cleveland Indians. Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Craig Shipley, Australian-born baseball player. Played on various teams, most notably the San Diego Padres, from 1986 to 1998. Finished with a career batting average of .271.
  • Riggs Stephenson, left fielder for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
  • Al Worthington, nicknamed "Red." Pitcher with several teams from 1953 to 1969, most notably with the Minnesota Twins. Considered the Twins' first great closer.
  • Andy Phillips, first baseman in Pittsburgh Pirates' organization.
  • Emeel Salem, center fielder in the Tampa Bay Rays organization.

Football - College Coaching

  • Dabo Swinney ('93), Head Coach - Clemson University
  • Mike Shula ('87) Former Head Coach - Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Neil Callaway ('78), Head Coach - UAB Blazers football
  • David Cutcliffe ('76), Head Coach - Duke football
  • Bobby Bowden ('48), Former Head Coach - Florida State Seminoles
  • Sylvester Croom ('75), Former Head Coach - Mississippi State Bulldogs
  • Mike Riley ('74), Head Coach - Oregon State Beavers football
  • Danny Ford ('70 and '71), Former Head Coach - Clemson University
  • Ray Perkins ('66), Former head coach - Alabama Crimson Tide
  • Charley Pell ('64), Former Head Coach - Clemson University
  • Hootie Ingram ('55), Former Head Coach - Clemson University
  • Paul "Bear" Bryant ('36), Head Coach Alabama Crimson Tide Texas A&M Aggies Maryland Terrapins Kentucky Wildcats
  • Frank Howard, ('30) Former Head Coach - Clemson University

Football - NFL Coaching

  • Freddie Kitchens ('97), Tight Ends Coach - Arizona Cardinals
  • Jeff Rutledge '79 Quarterbacks Coach Arizona Cardinals
  • Ray Perkins '66, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers


  • Jason Bohn, PGA Tour. Won tour events in 2005 and 2010.
  • Steve Lowery, PGA Tour. Won tour events in 1994, 2000 and 2008.
  • Dicky Pride PGA Tour & Nationwide Tour. Won a tour event in 1994
  • Jerry Pate, PGA & Champions Tours. 1976 U.S. Open winner. Broadcast golf analyst for ABC, CBS and BBC.
  • Bud Cauley, PGA Tour. Turned pro after qualifying for the 2011 US Open and was able to earn his PGA Tour Card without going to Q-School.
  • Richard Trammel, World famous golf instructor, author, and inventor who graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012 at the age of 49 years old. Currently a graduate student at Springfield College in Massachusetts.


  • Terin Humphrey, United States Olympian (2004 Athens). Silver Medalist - Team Competition.
  • Meredith Willard. 11-time NCAA All American and 1996 All-Around champion.


  • Jack Babashoff, United States Olympian (1976 Montreal). Silver Medalist - 100m freestyle.
  • Robin Backhaus, United States Olympian (1972 Munich). Silver Medalist - 200m butterfly.
  • Cameron Henning, Canadian Olympian (1984 Los Angeles). Bronze Medalist - 200m backstroke.
  • Justin Lemberg, Australian Olympian (1984 Los Angeles) Bronze Medalist - 400m freestyle.
  • Max Metzger, Australian Olympian (1980 Moscow). Bronze Medalist - 1500m freestyle.
  • Jon Olsen, United States Olympian (1992 Barcelona & 1996 Atlanta). Won five medals including four golds.
  • Anne Poleska, German Olympian (2000 Sydney & 2004 Athens). Bronze Medalist - 200 breaststroke at the 2004 Summer Games.
  • Jon Sieben, Australian Olympian (1984 Los Angeles). Gold Medalist - 200m butterfly.
  • Jonty Skinner, National Swim Coach
  • Mark Tonelli, Australian Olympian (1976 Montreal & 1980 Moscow). Gold Medal - 400m medley relay.
  • Susan Williams, United States Olympian (2004 Athens). Bronze Medalist - Triathlon.


  • Juan-Carlos Bianchi, Tennis Professional & Venezuelan Olympian. Played on the Venezuela Davis Cup team and represented Venezuela at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
  • Ellis Ferreira, Tennis Professional and Olympian. Represented South Africa at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Once ranked no. 1 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) doubles player in the World.

Track & Field

  • Pauline Davis-Thompson, Bahamian Olympian (1996 Atlanta & 2000 Sydney). Gold Medalist - 4x100 Meter Relay; Gold Medalist - 200 Meter Dash (Sydney) & 4x400 Meter Relay (Atlanta).
  • Lillie Leatherwood, United States Olympian (1984 Los Angeles & 1988 Seoul). Gold (Los Angeles) & Silver (Seoul) Medalist - 4x400 Meter Relay.
  • Liz McColgan, British & Scottish Olympian (1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona & 1996 Atlanta). Silver Medalist - 10,000 Meter Run (Seoul).
  • Emmit King, 1983 NCAA 100m champion. Bronze medal in the 100m at the 1983 World Championships.
  • Calvin Smith, Former world record holder, 100m.
  • Jan Johnson, United States Olympian (1972 Munich Olympics). Bronze Medalist - Pole Vault
  • Kirani James, Grenadian Olympian (2012 London) 400m Gold Medalist

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