Athletics Coaching Staff
Jack Ransone
University of Nebraska Athletics
Coach Info:
Position: University of Nebraska Athletics
Other Position: Director of NAPL

Jack Ransone PhD, ATC, FACSM was named the director of the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL) in October of 2015. Dr. Ransone directs a lab that allows researchers space to conduct advanced research on everything from the biomechanics of elite athletes to athletic and nutrition supplements to biomarkers that measure saliva and recovery time to cardiovascular research to athletic equipment issues such as helmet and footwear design. The research allows for innovative solutions that benefit athletes in terms of their safety and athletic performance.

Dr. Ransone came to Nebraska from Texas State University, where he served as a professor and the Director of Athletic Training since 2003. Dr. Ransone has over 25 publications, $1.5 million in external grant funding, an educational text, four patents, 100+ national/international presentations and national awards including the highly prestigious “Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer” by the National Athletic Trainers Association.  Recently, Dr. Ransone also was the coordinator of medical systems for the NBA's San Antonio Spurs from May of 2010 to December of 2014.

Dr. Ransone's other stops in collegiate athletics include: Oklahoma State University, San Jose State and Adams State College. He has also served as an athletic trainer for the 2017 World Cross Country Championships (Kampala Uganda), 2016 IAAF World Challenge (Kingston Jamaica), 2015 World Cross Country Championships (Guiyang China), 2013 Continental Cup (Marrakech Morocco), 2012 Olympic Games (London England), World Outdoor Track and Field Championships (Deagu Korea), 2008 Olympic Games (Beijing China), 2004 Olympic Games (Athens Greece), the 2003 Pan American Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), 2002 U.S. National Wrestling Teams Tour of Europe (Nyiregyhaza Hungary and Faenza Italy), the 2001 World Indoor Track & Field Championships (Lisbon Portugal) and 2000 U.S. National Wrestling Teams Olympic Qualifier (Claremont France).

The East Stadium NAPL comprises approximately 23,000 square feet on the second and third floors of East Memorial Stadium. This cutting-edge facility allows the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to establish a center for excellence in sports science that provides a unique link between UNL's prestigious athletic programs, various academic departments within the University and private partners with a shared interest in improving the health, safety and welfare of student-athletes and the general community.  The NAPL is believed to be the first in-stadium, on-campus research center directed by a collegiate department of athletics. Both research centers work collaboratively to expand understanding of performance, safety, brain function, health and long-term well-being that benefits student-athletes, the military and society.