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Transy AD Ebel moves into new position

Jack Ebel, who has been Transylvania University's athletics director since 2006, is moving to a different position at the school, Transy announced Wednesday.

Ebel will become the associate athletics director for outdoor facilities at Transy, effective July 1.

A national search for an athletics director will begin immediately, the school said in it

Under Ebel's tenure, the number of athletes increased from 270 to almost 400; numerous teams qualified for NCAA post-season play; men's and women's track, men's and women's lacrosse, and equestrian programs were added, and the cheer and dance program was upgraded to competitive status.

In his new position, Ebel will oversee and coordinate the use of the university's new Fourth Street athletics facilities, including scheduling, staffing, supervising and monitoring of daily operations. He will serve as Transylvania's chief NCAA compliance officer and perform alumni relations duties, including directing the efforts of the Pioneer Club, organizing and promoting the Hall of Fame induction ceremony and further developing the T Club concept for alumni varsity lettermen.

Ebel, a 1977 graduate of Transylvania, was men's and women's swim coach from 1978-2006, men's and women's tennis coach from 1979-2000, director of the university's swim lesson program from 1984-2006, physical education instructor from 1984-2006 and assistant director of the William T. Young Campus Center from 1984-2006. He created Transylvania's swim lessons program and all-sports camp and served as director of both for 23 years, during which time more than 17,000 children learned to swim and over 8,000 children participated in all-sports camp.

Ebel was inducted into the Transylvania Pioneer Hall of Fame in 2005.