For Scott McCracken (THS ’03), coming home and giving back to the community that supported him was always on his radar. A record holder, a champion, a swimmer, a college graduate and a leader, McCracken embodied a winner. He is a Tomball native and began swimming at the age of five for the Heatherwood Hurricanes. He took his young talents to THS, where he was a four-year letterman on the swim team, coached by Dr. Lee Wright, the current principal at Oakcrest Intermediate School in Tomball ISD. To this day, McCracken is an All-American that still owns two school records at Tomball High School and because of those successful years, he landed at TCU on a swimming scholarship. McCracken still holds the TCU school record in the 50 free and was an All-Conference performer for the Horned Frogs. In 2008, he achieved a world ranking of 35th in the 50 Meter Free and competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials.
After college, he returned home to Tomball and immediately made an impact in the community. Utilizing the swimming pool in the school district, McCracken built swimming in the community through a local swim club. He wanted to give kids a place to start and a place to grow. His loyalty to Tomball ISD remains strong.
Source: Tomball ISD