A native Hoosier, Jack Mansfield earned a bachelor’s degree at Ball State University and a master’s degree from Florida State. In 1975 he began his athletic training career at Maconaquah High School in Bunker Hill, Indiana but the next year returned to his alma mater, Ball State University, to work as an assistant athletic trainer. In the fall of 1977, Jack became the Head Athletic Trainer at Ohio Northern University. After seven years at Ohio Northern, Jack returned to Indiana where he worked for most of his career years as Head Athletic Trainer at Wabash College. Professionally, Jack served as the IATA Awards Committee Chair and as President from 1988 – 1990. For several years, Jack served as the Medical Coordinator for the White River Park State Games and has done extensive work with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.