Tribe in the Pros: A Running List

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you W&M basketball legend, Marcus Thornton.

As one might imagine, with W&M’s storied history dating back to 1693, the school has churned out an incredible amount of professional athletes throughout the decades (and centuries, for that matter). 

With that in mind, we at the W&M Sports Blog were inspired to compile (and continually update) a list of William & Mary Tribe athletes, coaches, and select executives currently doing it big at the professional level.

Yes, we will make sure that this list is displayed on our website on a continual basis over the coming years; specifically, we’ll keep it in the “Search & Additional Info” section on the top-right of this website under the “Can’t Get Enough” section.

And we want your help too! If there’s a W&M alum who is now a notable pro athlete or coach we missed (we’re sure there are more!), either mention the person in a comment on social media, or comment on this article below! 

LET’S GO TRIBE.

Tribe in the Pros

MIKE TOMLIN

W&M ’95

Current Role: Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach

SEAN MCDERMOTT

W&M ’98

Current Role: Buffalo Bills Head Coach

IVAN FEARS

W&M ’76

Current Role: New England Patriots Running Backs Coach

MARK DUFFNER

W&M ’75

Current Role: Cincinnati Bengals Senior Defensive Assistant

ROBERT LIVINGSTON

W&M ’10

Current Role: Cincinnati Bengals Secondary/Safeties Coach

MIKE POTTS

W&M ’08

Current Role: Cincinnati Bengals Scouting Director

RIP SCHERER

W&M ’74

Current Role: L.A. Chargers Tight Ends Coach

ALAN WILLIAMS

W&M ’92  

Current Role: Indianapolis Colts Defensive Backs Coach

B.W. WEBB

W&M ’13

Current Role: Cornerback, Cincinnati Bengals

LUKE RHODES

W&M ’16

Current Role: Long Snapper, Indianapolis Colts

DEANDRE HOUSTON-CARSON

W&M ’16 

Current Role: Safety/Special Teams, Chicago Bears

MICHAEL “PINBALL” CLEMONS

W&M ’87

Current Role: Toronto Argonauts General Manager (GM)

BILLY PARKER

W&M ’04

Current Role: Defensive Backs Coach, Montreal Alouettes 

ADRIAN TRACY

W&M ’10

Current Role: Defensive Line, Hamilton Tiger-Cats 

DEVONTE DEDMON

W&M ’19

Current Role: Wide Receiver, Ottawa REDBLACKS

TRE MCBRIDE

W&M ’15

Current Role: Wide Receiver, D.C. Defenders (XFL, recently with the Jacksonville Jaguars)

Jerome Couplin

JEROME COUPLIN III

W&M ’14

Current Role: Safety, L.A. Wildcats (XFL)

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STEVE CLULEY

W&M ’16

Current Role: Quarterback, Frankfurt Universe (German Football League)

ISAIAH STEPHENS

W&M ’18

Current Role: Defensive Line, Philadelphia Soul (AFL)

Soccer

JILL ELLIS

W&M ’87

Current Role: (Recently retired) USWNT Head Coach & 2x World Champion

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Adin Brown

ADIN BROWN

W&M ’99

Current Role: Goalkeeping Coach, Portland Timbers

Basketball

MARCUS THORNTON

W&M ’15

Current Role: Guard, Elan Chalon (Pro A – France) 

DAVID COHN

W&M ’18

Current Role: Guard, Maccabi Haifa (Winner League – Israel)

OMAR PREWITT

W&M ’17

Current Role: Forward, Bravit BK (BSL – Turkey)

TERRY TARPEY

W&M ’16

Current Role: Forward, Le Mans (Pro A – France)

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JIM MORAN

W&M ’01

Current Role: Assistant Coach, Portland Trail Blazers

Track & Field

elaina balouris

ELAINA BALOURIS

W&M ’14

Current Role: Long Distance Runner, Boston Athletic Association

Golf

alex hicks

ALEX HICKS

W&M ’15

Current Role: Professional Golfer

kelly okun

KELLY OKUN

W&M ’15

Current Role: Professional Golfer

charlie kern

CHARLIE KERN

W&M ’18

Current Role: Professional Golfer

kellie edelblut

KELLIE EDELBLUT

W&M ’14

Current Role: Professional Golfer

Baseball

No current MLB players (but several Minor League Baseball players)

 

List last updated: Nov. 19, 2019.

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4 thoughts on “Tribe in the Pros: A Running List

  1. Great work ! Love the pix – I believe Michael Clemons is the General Manager of the Toronto Argonauts at present – he has had several roles with the team.

  2. Would be great to have the same list for folks who previously played in the pros – more of a historical list – unless you already have one!

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