Famous Sporting Alums

Olympic Gymnast Shannon Miller
Olympic Gymnast Hilary Grivich
Olympic Track and Field Carl Lewis
Olympic Track and Field Leroy Burrell (current UH track coach)
Olympic Diver Yulia Pakhalina (2 silvers this time, gold, silver and bronze in previous ones; 3 times national champ while at UH) (shared 3 m synchronized silver with current UH student, Anastasia Pozdniakova)

Overall, more Olympic medals than all but one other school in Texas.


Andre Ware (Heisman Trophy Winner)
Wilson Whitley (Lombardi Trophy Winner)
Tom Landry (former Cowboys Coach)
Wade Phillips (current Cowboys Coach)


Cylde Drexler (NBA all-time top 50)
Hakeem Olajuwon (NBA all-time top 50)
Elwin Hayes (NBA all-time top 50)
Otis Birdsong
Don Chaney
Bo Outlaw
Carl Herrera

Golf: 16 National Championships!!! (2nd or 3rd 8 more times!!)

Fred Couples
Steve Elkington
John Slaughter
Hal Underwood
Fuzzy Zoeller


Michael Bourne (Astros)
Jesse Crain (Twins)
Wayne Graham (Rice coach)
Rob Johnson (Mariners)
Garrett Mock (Nationals)
John Moores (owner of San Diego Padres)
Chris Snyder (Diamondbacks)

Also – don’t know how much of a sport it is (sorry, ESPN) but the famous poker player

Johnny Chan

attended UH!

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