Head Athletic Trainer
Brian Ebel begins his 5th year as Head Athletic Trainer, his 26th year in Major League Baseball, and 38th 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. This past year in March of 2021, Brian received a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic 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. He is a co-chair of the MLB steering committee for Electronic Medical Records and 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. In January 2022, Brian was a recipient of the “Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award” by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. He is a Certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Maryland Athletic Trainers Association, a licensed athletic trainer in both Maryland and Florida, as well as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Ebel has two sons, Brady and Brett.