Famous Santa Clarans

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Andy Ackerman ’78, Producer, 3-time Emmy winner – “Seinfeld”, “Cheers”

Paul Aquino ’65, President & CEO, Energy Development Corporation, Philippines.

Reza Aslan ’95, Author, “No god but God”

Dennis Awtrey ’70, former professional basketball player, 12 seasons with multiple teams

Mehdi Ballouchy ’07, professional soccer player, Colorado Rapids, Real Salt Lake, NY Red Bulls

Bryan Barker ’86, former All-Pro football player, St. Louis Rams and 5 other NFL teams

Max Bear ’59, “Jethro” from Beverly Hillbillies, motion picture producer

Bruce Bochte ’72, former professional baseball player and 1979 All-Star, 12-year major leaguer with Seattle Mariners and three other teams

Margaret M. “Peggy” Bradshaw ’72, chief banking officer, Bridge Bank; former executive vice-president, Comerica Bank

Paul Bravo ’93, former professional soccer player; Technical Director for Colorado Rapids (MLS)

Jeff Brazil ’85, Pulitzer Prize-winner, journalist

Jerry Brown ’60, former Attorney General of Calif., former and current Governor of Calif.

Roger Brunello '63, former owner, Le Boulanger Inc.

Joe Cannon ’98, professional soccer player, San Jose Earthquakes; Two-time MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Award Winner, Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, and Vancouver Whitecaps

Mike Carey ’71, NFL Official, first African-American Super Bowl Referee (2008), owner of Seirus Innovation

Frank Cepollina '59, inventor, National Inventors Hall of Fame; deputy associate director, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope Development Project 

Brandi Chastain ’91, two-time Olympic gold medalist and Olympic silver medalist (women’s soccer), World Cup and US National Team player, broadcaster with ABC/ESPN, author of “It’s Not About the Bra”; Santa Clara volunteer coach currently

Lewis Chew '84, CFO, Dolby Laboratories; former CFO, National Semiconductor; former partner, KPMG 

Ryan Cochrane ’05, professional soccer player, San Jose Earthquakes, New England Revolution

Doug Cosbie ’79, former professional football player and three-time pro bowler, Dallas Cowboys

Steve Cronin ’05, professional soccer player, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, SJ Earthquakes, DC United

Janet Culp '04, member, 2008 Olympic U.S. synchronized swimming team

Marian Dalmy ’07, professional soccer player, Chicago Red Stars, Denver Diamonds; member of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team

Eric Denton '00, former professional soccer player, Colorado Rapids and Columbus Crew

David Drummond ’86, Google, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Legal Officer

Bill Duffy ’82, President, BDA Sports Management, agent for 40+ NBA players

Gary Filizetti ’67, President and CEO, Devcon Construction, Inc.

Fred Franzia ’65, CEO, Bronco Wine Company

Joseph Franzia ’64, President, Bronco Wine Company

Ron Hansen, Author, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”

Joanne Hayes-White '86, fire chief, San Francisco, first female fire chief of a major metropolitan city 

Khaled Hosseini ’88, Author, “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”

Rebecca Jacoby MBA '95, chief information officer, Cisco 

Neal Jimenez '82, movie screenwriter, Where the River Runs Black, River's Edge; director, The Waterdance

Brent Jones ’85, former professional football player, San Francisco 49ers, 4 time Pro-Bowler, 3 Super Bowl rings, former NFL analyst for “The NFL Today” and CBS

Richard Justice '71, Senior vice-president of world wide field operations, Cisco 

Walt Kaczmarek ’74, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Commerce Corporation

Paul Kantner '63, founding member, Jefferson Airplane, Member, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jorma Kaukonen '66, guitarist, Jefferson Airplane, Member, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ron Lagomarsino '73, movie director, My Sister's Keeper, Running Mates, Dinner at Eight; stage and TV director, Joan of Arcadia, My So-Called Life, Picket Fences, Driving Miss Daisy, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth

Bob LaMonte ’68, agent for NFL head coaches and author of “Winning the NFL Way, Leadership Lessons from Some of the NFL’s Top Head Coaches”

Paul Laxalt ’44, former Governor and U.S. Senator, Nevada

Zoe Lofgren ’75, U.S. Congresswoman

Paul Lunardi '83, president/CEO, Lunardi's Super Markets 

Matthew Madigan '93, U.S. women's crew coach, 2008 and 2012 Olympics

Mary McConnelong '93, U.S. mountain biking team, 2004 and 2008 Olympics

Mike McFarlane ’86, former professional baseball player, former ESPN analyst, local broadcaster

Bill McPherson ’54, former assistant head coach, San Francisco 49ers, five Super Bowl rings

Shemar Moore '92, TV actor, Criminal Minds, Young and the Restless; host, Soul Train

Dee Dee Myers ’83, CBS analyst and Contributing Editor to Vanity Fair; former White House Spokesperson; author, “Why Women Should Rule the World”

Robert Miller ’67, former Governor of Nevada, Board of Directors Wynn Resorts and International Game Technology

Michael Mondavi ’66, former chairman, president and CEO, Robert Mondavi Corporation; founder, Folio Fine Wine Partners

Frank Murkowski '55, former governor and senator, Alaska 

Steve Nash ’96, professional basketball player; Phoenix Suns; Los Angeles Lakers; two-time NBA MVP, Captain Canadian Men’s National Basketball Team

Gavin Newsom ’89, former Mayor of San Francisco, Lt. Governor California

Barry O’Brien ‘79, TV writer-producer, CSI Miami, Judging Amy, Hanging with Mr. Cooper, Happy Days; Co-Creator of Hannah Montana

Patricia A. O'Hara '71, dean, Notre Dame Law School 

Peter Oppenheimer MBA ’87, Senior Vice President & CFO, Apple Computer

Leslie Osborne ’04, professional soccer player, Boston Breakers; member of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team

Leon Panetta ’60, former CIA Director and former White House Chief of Staff, former Secretary of Defense

Tina Panontin '83, chief engineer, NASA Ames Research Center 

Dan Pastorini ’71, former professional football player (Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders) and Pro Bowler

Mike Pereira '73, analyst, Fox Sports; former vice president of officiating (2001-2009), National Football League (NFL).

Lloyd Pierce '98, player development coach, Memphis Grizzlies; formerly worked with the NBAs Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors and as an assistant coach with the Broncos from 2003-07.

Mary Ann Peters '72, provost, Naval War College; member, Council on Foreign Relations; former U.S. ambassador to Bangladesh

Kurt Rambis ’80, assistant coach; Los Angeles Lakers, former ESPN analyst; former head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves; former professional basketball player, 16 NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets, 4 NBA Championships as a player

Cameron Rast ’92, head coach, SCU Men’s Soccer, captain/1992 Olympian/1991 Pan-Am Games gold medalist, member Board of Directors, U.S. Soccer

George Reyes MBA '79, former senior vice president and CFO, Google

Stephen C. Schott ’60, former owner, Oakland Athletics; President, Citation Homes

Danielle Slaton ’02, Olympic silver medalist (women’s soccer), assistant women's soccer coach at Northwestern University

John A. Sobrato '60, chairman, Sobrato Development Companies

John M. Sobrato '83, general partner and CFO, Sobrato Development Companies 

Jason Tarver '97, defensive coordinator, Oakland Raiders

Aly Wagner ’02, two-time Olympic gold medalist (women’s soccer), member of the U.S. National Women’s Soccer Team

Anthony Williams ’73, former Mayor, Washington, D.C.

Randy Winn ’96, retired professional baseball player, 13 seasons with Tampa Bay, Seattle, San Francisco, New York Yankees, and St. Louis. 2002 All-Star selection

Kevin Yeaman '88, president and CEO, Dolby

Adam Zotovich '97, broadway producer, The Color Purple, The Addams Family, A View From the Bridge, Driving Miss Daisy 

 

To add names or corrections, please email Michelle Schmitt at mschmitt@scu.edu.