Aaron Schatz ’96 is a popular football writer and analyst. He founded Football Outsiders, one of the most well known sources for football statistical analysis. He is also a regular ESPN columnist. Courtesy of Brown Alumni Magazine.
Albina Osipowich Van Aken ’33 was a former Olympic gold medalist and world record holder in swimming. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, she set world records and won gold in the 100-meter freestyle and 4 x 100 free. Courtesy of Brown Athletics.
Alicia Sacramone ’10 is a former Olympic gymnast. She won silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and has won the most medals of any American ever at the World Championships, including four golds. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Bill O’Brien ’92 is an accomplished former Brown football player and coach. He was the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator before being named Penn State’s head coach. The Houston Texans’ recently hired him as the team’s new coach. Courtesy of the Brown Alumni Association.
Former Brown shortstop Bill Almon ’75 was a former Brown shortstop who was selected first overall by the San Diego Padres in the 1974 MLB Draft. He remains the only Ivy League athlete ever selected first overall in any of the four major professional sports. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Brendan Whittet ’94 is the head men’s ice hockey coach and former Brown hockey defenseman. He has compiled a 59-85-23 record in his five seasons, including a 34-49-17 ECAC record. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Chris Berman ’77 is one of the most decorated sportscasters of all time. He joined ESPN in 1979, the same year it was bornyear the network was founded, and he is well known as the host of Sportscenter and, more recently, Monday Night Countdown. Courtesy of the Brown University Club of New York.
Curt Bennett ’70 was one of the greatest defensemen in Brown hockey history, setting school records for most goals, most assists and most points both in a season and in a career for a defenseman. In the NHL, he became the first American player to ever score 30 goals. Courtesy of Brown University.
Dennis Robertson ’14 is a former ECAC Defensive Defenseman of the Year and current professional hockey player. He was drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the sixth round of the 2011 NHL Draft, and. after After being traded, he is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes’ AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Fritz Pollard ’19 was represented a major force against racial segregation in profressional football. He was one of the sport’s first two African-American players in when he took the field in 1920, and became its first African-American head coach in 1921. Courtesy of Brown University.
George Pyne ’89 was a two-time All-Ivy offensive tackle. He has since gone on to be the Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR and is currently the president of IMG Sports and Entertainment. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Helen Johns Carroll ’36 was a world record holder and Olympic swimming gold medalist. She and the American team set a world record in the 4 x 100-meter freestyle at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. Courtesy of the National Education Association.
Jack MacLellan’12 is a former All-Ivy hockey player now playing professionally. He signed an entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators as an undrafted free agent, and he now plays for their ECHL affiliate, the Wheeling Nailers. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
James Develin ’10 was a defensive end for the Bears who now plays fullback in the NFL. After spending two years on the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad, he was signed by the New England Patriots and scored his first career touchdown this season. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Jimmy Pedro ’94 is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist in judo and 1998 World Champion in his weight class. At the 2012 London Olympics, he coached Kayla Harrison to the first Olympic gold medal in judo for an American. Courtesy of Brown University.
Joe Paterno ’50 was the head football coach at Penn State for 45 years, the longest any coach has led one college football program. He won two national titles in the 1980s, and a Big Ten title in 1994. Paterno was dismissed from his post as head coach at Pennsylvania State University in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal involving former defense coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
John Heisman, class of 1891, is college football’s most famous coach. He revolutionized the game with various innovations, and is the namesake of the Heisman Trophy, given annually to college football’s best player. Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
Keely McDonald ’00 is a former All-Ivy women’s lacrosse player and the team’s head coach. She has headed the program for 10 seasons, developing 15 All-Ivy players and five All-Americans. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Lars Tiffany ’90 is a former two-time captain of the men’s lacrosse team and the current head coach. In his eighth season, Tiffany has led the team to two Ivy League titles and an NCAA Tournament berth. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Lee Richmond, class of 1880, will live forever in baseball lore as the author of professional baseball’s first perfect game as a member of the Worcester Ruby Legs. He graduated from Brown just four days later. Courtesy of the Brown University Library.
Mark Donohue ’52 was a famous racecar driver, perhaps best known for his victory in the 1972 Indianapolis 500. He also drove one of racing’s greatest and most famous cars, the Porsche 917-10. Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.
Mike Martin ’04 is the head men’s basketball coach and former Brown basketball player. In his two years, he holds a 14-14 record in the Ivy League, and a 28-29 record overall. Brown Bears.
Paul Cooke ’89 is the head men’s crew coach. He has kept his team among the country’s elite in his 1313th th season leading the program, finishing third second and third at the 2012 and 2013 IRA National Championships. in 2013 and second in 2012. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Sean Morey ’99 was the greatest wide receiver in Brown history, setting Ivy League career records in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. He was the first Brown athlete to have his number retired, and played 11 NFL seasons. Courtesy of Brown Bears.
Steve Jordan ’82 is a former six-time All-Pro tight end for the Minnesota Vikings. During his time on College Hill, he set school records for receiving yards in a game and in a season, and he was ranked third all-time in career receiving yards when he graduated. Courtesy of Brown University.
Zak DeOssie ’07 was a three-time First Team All-Ivy linebacker for the Bears. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and he has made two Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants. Courtesy of Brown Bears.