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
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
David B. McCracken
David B. McCracken - (1934 -
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