David Craig graduated from Purdue University working under the legendary William “Pinky” Newell. After working summer camps with the NFL’s Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vikings, David spent the next 25 years as the athletic trainer for the American Basketball Association’s Indiana Pacers.
During his time with the Pacers, David was part of two ABA championship teams. In 1984, he was elected the first IATA president. He has for many years and continues to serve the athletic training profession at the state (IATA), District (GLATA) and national (NATA) levels.
David has been the recipient of many awards including the NATA Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award and the Joe ’Otoole NBA Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. He served as US athletic trainer for the 2003 Pan American Games and 2004 Olympic team. David is a 2016 National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame Inductee for his outstanding service and achievements.