Head Athletic Trainer
Brian Ebel begins his 6th year as Head Athletic Trainer, his 27th year in Major League Baseball, and 39th as a member of the Baltimore Orioles athletic training staff. Ebel is just the fourth Head Athletic Trainer in Orioles History since the franchise moved to Baltimore in 1954. In 2022, Ebel received the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s (NATA) prestigious Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award. In June of 2022, he was also elected into the Maryland Athletic Trainer’s Association Hall of Fame. In March of 2021, Brian received a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 2017, Ebel received his-20 year Major League Service award. Brian was one of the recipients of the 2012 PBATS President’s Distinguished Service award for his work on Electronic Medical Records. He was a recipient of the 2011 Major League Athletic Training staff of the year award along with Richie Bancells. He began his career with 12 years in the Orioles farm system, Working his way up through the ranks with affiliates in Bluefield, W.Va. (Rookie League); Erie, Penn. (Class A); and Hagerstown, Md. (Class AA). From 1992 to 1996, he served as the O’s Head Minor League Athletic Trainer and rehabilitation coordinator in Sarasota, Fla. The Versailles, Ind. native received scholarships in 1985 from PBATS, and in 1986 from Eastern Kentucky University, his alma mater and was honored as a distinguished alumnus in 1999. In 2003, he earned an MBA degree from Johns Hopkins University. In 2004, Ebel completed an administrative residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Ebel was an Athletic Trainer for the American League at the 2007 All-Star Game. Ebel served on the Major League Baseball Medical Advisory Board from 2003-2017. Brian serves on the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Scholarship committee. He returned to the MLB Medical Advisory committee in 2022. As an original member of the steering committee for Electronic Medical Records, He now serves as Chairman of that committee for MLB. He also serves on the MLB Concussion committee. Brian also serves as a Co-Chair of the Maryland Athletic Trainers Association Ethics Committee. He has also served on the PBATS Gatorade Advisory Board. Ebel served on the PBATS Board as the American League Assistant Athletic Trainer Representative from 1999-2005. He also served on the Board of Directors for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland (UCP) from 2005-2010. In 2011, Ebel Traveled to Taiwan as part of the MLB All-Star series tour. In May 2012, Ebel was awarded a United States Patent for an Orthopedic device to aid in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs during weight bearing activities. He is a Certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Maryland Athletic Trainers Association, a licensed athletic trainer in Maryland, Virginia and Florida, as well as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Ebel has two sons, Brady and Brett.