A former professor and director of athletic training at Texas State University and coordinator of medical systems for the San Antonio Spurs is the new director of the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab.
Jack Ransone was tapped to lead the department responsible for researching athlete biomechanics, nutrition and sports-related anatomy and physiology at the 50,000-square-foot lab in East Stadium.
“It’s a privilege to work in a world-class laboratory alongside great coaches and athletes,” Ransone said in a news release.
Ransone has worked in athletic departments at Oklahoma State University, San Jose State University and Adams State College, while also serving as an athletic trainer for three Olympic Games, international cross country, track and field and wrestling events.
Ransone has had work published in more than 25 publications and participated in projects that received $1.3 million in grant funding.
Formed in 2013, the lab is believed to be the first in-stadium, on-campus research center directed by a collegiate athletic department.
Sharing space with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, the research centers work together to expand understanding of performance, safety, brain function, health and long-term well-being that benefits student-athletes, the military and society as a whole.