Former Pacers Athletic Trainer Inducted Into Hall of Fame
David Craig, the longtime head athletic trainer for the Indiana Pacers and director of athletics for High Performance Breathing Technology LLC, will be inducted into the 2016 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame. He is a Purdue University graduate. After working summer camps with the NFL’s Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, Craig spent the next 35 years as head athletic trainer for the Pacers and was part of two ABA championship teams. He was the first president of the Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association and in 1993 won the organization's “Professional Clinician/Athletic Trainer of the Year” Award. Craig received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Purdue University. In 2004, he served as one of the athletic trainers for the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team in Greece and continues to work with several USOC teams. Craig was also honored as a distinguished “Sagamore of the Wabash” by the Governor of Indiana.