Todd German

Todd German - Director

Coach German has been involved with McCracken Camps for 40 years, first as a camper, then as a counselor, and now as Director.

German was a stand-out high school player from Bronson, Michigan. He played college ball at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and at Manchester College. At both schools he was the leading scorer and rebounder, and the MVP. He received his master's degree from Western Michigan University and now teaches college recreation classes. German has coached various teams, up through the college level, and, in addition, during the winter he conducts clinics throughout the Midwest.

Since graduation from college, Coach German has been a major part in the planning and administration of McCracken Camps. Dedicated to the principles and philosophies of the camp, he believes that the individual camper is the most important factor to be considered in any camp activity.

David B. McCracken

David B. McCracken - (1934 - 2001)


Dave McCracken was instrumental in the development of the Hoosier Basketball Camp, now The McCracken Basketball Camp, since its beginning in 1963. He became the Director of the camp after the death of his father, Branch McCracken, who was a founder of the camp and the head basketball coach at Indiana University for 24 years.

Coach McCracken was for 15 years a high school basketball coach in Indiana and for four years a college coach. While he was at Greencastle High School, his teams won four sectional and two regional championships. His over-all high school record was 211 wins and 118 losses. Moving to the college ranks, McCracken became the head coach at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne. Throughout his career he was known for his ability to teach the fundamental skills of the game.

Over the years, Dave McCracken's ability to communicate with and inspire young people contributed greatly to the success of the camp.