Staff

Chas Pippitt: Founder/CEO/Lead Hitting Instructor

Chas Pippitt is the founder of Baseball Rebellion and creator of the Baseball Rebellion Hitting Methodology. A combination of his unique ability to breakdown the swing to hitters of all ages and his understanding of the importance of technology in training, Chas has amassed over 25,000 one-on-one lessons during his career. Chas has aided in the development of hundreds of travel ball all-stars, dozens of scholarship-level college athletes, and 25 MLB draft picks. In addition to his in person training, Chas does remote training with elite high school, college, and professional baseball players and fly in training with nationally recognized college programs.

Chas has also invented four hitting products, the Launch Angle Tee, the Drive Developer, the Rebel’s Rack, and the Bat Drag Buster, currently used in all 50 states and internationally in over 12 countries. When he’s not doing lessons or working on new products, Chas is writing and developing content for www.baseballrebellion.com and its social media pages.

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Eric Tyler: COO/Director of Teams

Eric Tyler comes to Baseball Rebellion from East Carolina University, where he spent the 2017 season as the Volunteer Assistant Coach. Eric led the outfielder and assisted daily with the hitters. Tyler, a 4-year starter for the ECU Pirates (2014-2017), played 5 different positions throughout his time at ECU including third base his final two years. Eric was a part of teams that won the 2015 AAC Conference Tournament championship, as well as the 2016 Charlottesville Regional championship. The 2016 regional championship team also accounted for the schools first ever win in a Super Regional beating Texas Tech 8-6. Eric was named a team co-captain prior to his senior year as well as being awarded First-Team All-American Conference honors. Eric graduated from East Carolina in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Parks Management with a minor in Business Administration. Eric is a native of Landis, NC.

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JK Whited: Senior Hitting Instructor/Director of Online Hitting

JK Whited is the 1st instructor to be certified in Baseball Rebellion’s Hitting System. JK has done over 11,000 lessons in his career and has worked at Baseball Rebellion since 2011. Since beginning writing articles for Baseball Rebellion in 2013, Jk Whited has worked with thousands of clients from all over the world, in person and through Online Lessons as well. JK Whited works alongside Chas Pippitt, Tyler Zupcic, and Eric Tyler every day, to create the most current baseball and softball hitting techniques and drills to improve hitters at any age.

JK had a standout career at UNC-Asheville, where he started 4 years behind the plate and was a captain his junior and senior year. As a junior, JK was on the watch-list for the Johnny Bench Award, the best catcher in college baseball. JK graduated in 2006 with a B.S. in Marketing from UNC-Asheville.

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Luke Johnson: Hitting/Catching Instructor

Luke is from Jarrettsville, Maryland, and started his college career at Harford Community College, where in 2016 he helped lead them to the school's first D1 JUCO World Series visit. Then in 2017 he set the season homerun record (21), career homerun record (31), and was named first-team All-Region. After junior college, he transferred to Lander University, and then again to Wilmington University, where he was named First Team All-Region. After the 2019 spring baseball season, he moved to Utica Michigan where he began his professional career for the Eastside Diamond Hoppers in the United Shore Professional Baseball League, where he played for two seasons.

In 2018, Luke began coaching, doing lessons, and working with local teams out of an indoor facility in Wilmington, Delaware. He then accepted a coaching position at Harford Community College in 2019, where he was the head hitting and defensive coach with the main focus being on hitters and catchers.  

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Andrew Valichka: Hitting & Fielding Instructor

Andrew is from Pedricktown, New Jersey, and started his career at Harford Community College, where in 2016 he helped lead them to the schools first D1 JUCO World Series visit. Andrew then transferred to North Carolina Central University to finish his last two years of college baseball. Andrew went on to be Academic All-District, All-MEAC second team, and second team Academic All-American in 2018.  Andrew then became a Graduate-Assistant at North Carolina Central University after graduating with his bachelors degree under Head Coach Jim Koerner. Andrew assisted with the Infielders and Hitters.

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Kory Behenna: Director of Pitching/Throwing

Kory Behenna started his role of Director of Pitching/Throwing in February of 2021. Kory is responsible for all aspects of overhand pitching/throwing at Baseball and Softball Rebellion. His main roles at BR will be individual lessons, group training, velocity programming, and development. As well as working with our in-house Physical Therapists to help athletes rehab effectively.

Kory Behenna comes to Baseball rebellion from Durham, North Carolina. Kory has spent the past 4 years pitching professionally for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers Organizations. Prior to being selected in the 2017 draft, he played 3 years of college baseball at Wingate University where he earned his degree in Criminal Justice and minor in communications. His high school playing days started right here in Durham at Riverside High School, where he was selected as an all-state and all-conference pitcher in 2014.

Jack Moore: Pitching Instructor

Jack brings unmatched experience to our pitching department spending the last 30 years in college baseball. Most recently serving as an assistant coach at Virginia Wesleyan. Jack has also spent time as a Head Coach at Chowan College and Rappahannock Community College while also holding an assistant role at Louisburg College. Jack has had the opportunity to play in the development of MLB players David Wright, Michael Cuddyer, Josh Rupe, Mark Reynolds and Jason Dubois.