Notable Alumni

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Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Oakland Technical High School has produced some of the greatest athletes, artists, entertainers, scientists, social activists, statesmen, and scholars of any high school in the country.

Here is a brief list of notable Oakland Tech alumni:


John Brodie ’52:All-American quarterback at Stanford, All-Pro and NFL MVP for San Francisco 49ers.
Gabriel Carroll ’01:International Math Olympian, Harvard University Grad.
Bernie DeViveiros ’19:Major League Baseball player with Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers.
Taylor Douthit ’19:Major League Baseball player with St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs
Ron Dellums Ron Dellums ’53:Mayor of Oakland, former Member U.S. House of Representatives
Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood ’49:Academy Award winning actor, producer and director.
Curt Flood Curt Flood ’58:Gold Glove outfielder for St. Louis Cardinals, key figure in sports labor history.
Len Gabrielson Len Gabrielson ’58:Former Major League baseball player w/Braves, Dodgers, Giants, Cubs
Alexis Gray-Lawson and Devanei Hampton Alexis Gray-Lawson ’05:Cal basketball, 2005-06 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
Devanei Hampton ’05:Cal basketball, 2006-07 Pac-10 Player of the Year.
Bernie Hamilton Bernie Hamilton ’36:Movie and TV actor, Captain Dobey in 1970s TV series Starsky and Hutch
Rickey Henderson Rickey Henderson ’76:All-time Major League Baseball leader, stolen bases & runs. Inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, January 2009.
Josh Johnson ’04:Third-team FCS All-American and a Payton Award finalist, University of San Diego. Drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 5th Round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
Ted Lange ’66:Actor, ‘The Love Boat’
Cookie Lavagetto ’30:Former Major League Baseball player and manager.
Terrell Lowery ’88:Former Major League Baseball player, Cubs, Devil Rays, Giants.
Marshawn Lynch ’04:2007 1st round draft pick of Buffalo Bills, Cal running back.
Tony Martin ’30:American actor and traditional pop singer.
Rod McKuen ’51:Bestselling American poet, songwriter, performer.
Abbas Milani ’66:Iranian-American historian, Iranologist, Professor and author.
Harold ‘Brick’ Muller ’19:3-Sport Cal All-American, 1920 Olympian in high jump.
Huey P. Newton ’59:Co-founder and leader of the Black Panther Party.
Nell Irvin Painter ’59 :American historian and past President of the Organization of American Historians
Wolfe Perry ’74 :Stanford Basketball 1976-79, actor in The White Shadow TV series.
The Pointer Sisters The Pointer Sisters:Grammy Award-winning R&B group and recording act.
Jim Pollard ’40:NCAA Champion at Stanford, NBA Champion with Minneapolis Lakers.
Leon Powe ’03:2008 NBA Champion with Boston Celtics, Cal basketball 2003-04 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
Quentin Thomas ’03:University of North Carolina Basketball.
Arleigh Williams ’30:Author, UC Berkeley Dean of Students, 1960s & 1970s

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