Sheilley named athletics director
Holly K. Sheilley became the new athletics director on July 1, replacing Jack Ebel ’77, who stepped down to take a new position as associate director of athletics for outdoor facilities.
Sheilley was formerly assistant director of championships for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a position she had held since 2010. In that role, she managed four Division I championships and five Division III championships.
“Holly is an outstanding addition to Transylvania,” said President R. Owen Williams. “Her extensive and varied experience will enhance our already strong athletics programs.”
Before joining the NCAA, Sheilley spent eight years in administrative posts at the University of Louisville. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Asbury College, a master’s in health education from Eastern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in sports administration from U of L.
Sheilley was a successful softball and volleyball coach at Lindsey Wilson College, earning Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors four times and Female Coach of the Year for Kentucky in 2000.
"I am extremely humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve as athletics director at Transylvania,” Sheilley said. “I am committed to continuing the long-standing history of academic and athletics excellence by raising the bar and moving us forward as contenders in Division III.”