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.

Dave Shinskie: Lead Pitching Instructor

Dave Shinskie is the only certified Baseball Rebellion throwing/pitching instructor. Dave is the leader of the Pitching Rebellion and continues to research and develop training concepts for Baseball Rebellion. Dave experienced a high level of success as a professional baseball player and a Division 1 starting Quarterback. His experience as an athlete, as well as his educational background, has been vital to the ongoing development of both baseball pitchers and throwers.

Dave was selected out of high school in the 4th round of the 2003 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins, with his last MLB assignment in 2009 with Double-A Toronto Blue Jays. Following his minor league career. Dave accepted a full athletic football scholarship at Boston College at age 25. He set BC Freshman passing records with 2,049 yards and 15 touchdowns. In 2013, was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College where he majored in Human Development with a Minor in Communications.

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JK Whited: Hitting/Catching Instructor

JK Whited is the 1st instructor to be certified in Baseball Rebellion’s Hitting System. JK has done over 9,000 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. Alongside Eric Tyler, JK also is the c0leader of the Baseball Rebellion Catcher Program and instruction.

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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Tyler Zupcic: Hitting Instructor

Tyler Zupcic joined Baseball Rebellion in July of 2017 and is certified in the Baseball Rebellion Hitting Methodology. Tyler primarily does hitting lessons and has quickly become the favorite instructor for many Baseball Rebellion clients. Tyler has also led or aided in many of Baseball Rebellion’s new business development opportunities.

Tyler, a former Division 1 baseball player at Appalachian State University, comes to Baseball Rebellion from East Carolina University, where he spent the past two years as the Director of Baseball Operations. At ECU, Zupcic was responsible for a variety of administrative duties including team travel, game-day organization, budget coordination, community service outreach and served as the baseball team’s liaison with the athletic department. Prior to his time at ECU, Zupcic spent a year and a half as an assistant baseball coach at Providence High School in Charlotte, NC. He helped guide the Panthers to a No. 21 national ranking and a NCSHAA 4A state title in 2015, the school’s first in 20 years. After graduating from Appalachian State in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Zupcic had a short stint in the Frontier League with the River City Rascals out of O’Fallon, MO. Zupcic comes from a baseball family, his father Bob played 12 years of professional baseball including MLB stops with the Boston Red Sox (1991-1994) and the Chicago White Sox (1994).

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Eric Tyler: Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Eric Tyler comes to Baseball Rebellion from East Carolina University, where he spent the past year 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. Tyler 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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Chris Gennaro: Director of Business Operations

Chris Gennaro joined the Baseball Rebellion team in April 2017. Chris helped transition the business into its new 12,500 ft² facility in Durham, North Carolina. Chris has also been vital in the development of new business relations for Baseball Rebellion and the development of the Launch Angle Tee.

Chris came to Baseball Rebellion after a short stint as a Football Operations Assistant at NC State. Prior to NC State, Chris served as the Director of Football Operations at Yale University from 2014-2016 and Assistant Director of Football Operations from 2012-2014. Chris graduated from University of Maine with a degree in Business Marketing. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Business Administration.

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Mark Miller: Office Manager

Mark Miller joined Baseball Rebellion in August 2017. Mark handles the day-to-day operations of office including scheduling, answering phone calls, and managing the front desk. Mark came to Baseball Rebellion after graduating from Clemson University in May of 2017.