Jack Ebel ’77 has been associated with Transylvania as a student, teacher, and coach for three decades. Ebel played tennis and golf during his collegiate career and served as head coach of both the swimming and diving and tennis teams. Ebel was tennis coach from 1979-2000, winning several conference and district titles. He founded the school swimming program in 1978 and coached numerous All-Americans, earning national Coach of the Year honors. Ebel also founded the school’s highly successful summer All Sports Camp. He also served as Transy's athletics director.