Notable Alumni in Athletics

Bob Alpers

Bob Alpers ' 82
Coach of SJU NCAA National Championship Golf Teams 2007, '08. Inducted into Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame on Dec. 6, 2010. 

Nic Barlage ‘06
President of Business Operations for the Cleveland Cavaliers organization of the NBA. He oversees all business areas of the Cavaliers organization.

John Breunig

John Breunig '75
2008 Inductee into the Minnesota Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame

Al Finlayson

Al Finlayson '70
Member, Bahamas Olympic Committee (track); Council member, International Assn. of Athletics Federations

Mike Grant '79

Mike Grant '79
2014 Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year. 2014 Star Tribune Sportsperson of the Year.

Vedie Himsl

Vedie Himsl '38
Chicago Cubs coach and scout; first on-field manager in the Cubs' "college of coaches" experiment in 1961

Martin Lundy '70
Member of the Bahamas National Sports Hall of Fame; national director and basketball coach, Bahamas Ministry of Sports

Bernie Kukar

Bernie Kukar '62
Retired National Football League official, head referee for three Super Bowl games

John McNally

John (Blood) McNally '24
Charter member of the National Football League Hall of Fame; four-sport star at SJU in the 1920s, he returned to Saint John's to complete his degree in 1949 and to coach football; the 2008 movie Leatherheads is based in part on his NFL playing days

Matt Schnobrich

Matt Schnobrich ' 01
Bronze Medal Winner on the USA eight-man boat in the Beijing Olympics