Branch McCracken


Branch McCracken

High School: Monrovia 1926


Inducted 1963

His Indiana University Hoosiers won 3 Big 10 titles, 1 co-championship and 8 runner-up spots ... under his confident leadership, IU won national championships in 1940 and 1953 ... distinguished coaching career followed an equally luminous playing career, during which he set a Big 10 scoring record at IU and was an all-Big 10 selection ... played professionally in Indianapolis; Fort Wayne; Dayton, Ohio; and Oshkosh, Wis. ... as a student at Monrovia High School, twice led school with only 32 male students to the champioship of the Tri-State Tourney, a 74 team event a Cincinnati ... MVP of that tourney those years, 1925-26 ... coached 8 years at Ball State University before succeeding the legendary Everett Dean at IU.

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