Elmer E. McCall
Induction Year: 1995
Sport (s): Coaching

Elmer McCall served as the head basketball coach at DePauw for 20 seasons and in that time won more games than any basketball coach in school history. He was the Indiana Collegiate Coach of the Year in 1968 and his team earned a spot in the NCAA College Division Tournament that year. The Tigers dropped a pair of two-point decisions to Illinois State and South Dakota in that tournament. The 1978 team, his final one at DePauw, was invited to the Division III tournament. He coached tennis and cross-country from 1978-81 before retiring as an Emeritus Professor. Prior to coming to DePauw, McCall coached at Delphi and Bloomington High Schools in Indiana before taking over at Ventura Junior College in California. There, his teams won the 1952 California State Championship and were runners-up in 1951. He then returned to Indiana to coach at South Bend Central High School. He led the team to state championships in 1953 and 1957, the latter ending in an undefeated season. In 1973 he was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.