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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Kyle Wormington

Kyle Wormington: Director of Pitching

Kyle has been with Baseball Rebellion our Director of Products for the last year and was recently promoted to Director of Pitching after a month-long apprenticeship with Julio Valdez. Kyle came to Baseball Rebellion after previously giving pitching lessons at Extra Effort, a well-known facility in Oklahoma City from 2014-2017. 

During his tenure at Extra Effort, Kyle worked with pitchers of all ages and ability levels. During this time, Kyle also served as the pitching coach for the Kitsap Blue Jackets of the West Coast Collegiate Summer League, where his pitching staff finished the season 2nd in Earned Run Average.

Prior to his time in Oklahoma, Kyle played professionally for the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League after enjoying a successful collegiate career at both the Division 1 and Junior College levels. 

Kyle pitched at the Division 1 level for Valparaiso University, where he was named the Newcomer of the Year in the Horizon League after finishing the season with a 3:1 Strikeout to walk ratio and a 3.33 ERA. Prior to Valparaiso, Kyle attended Connors State College in Warner, Oklahoma. While at CSC, Kyle earned all-conference honors and was an all-region selection after finishing his sophomore campaign with an ERA of 2.67 and an 8-1 record. Kyle graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in sports management in 2014.

JK Whited: Senior 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/Senior Editor of BR Premium

Tyler Zupcic joined Baseball Rebellion in July of 2017 and is certified in the Baseball Rebellion Hitting Methodology. Tyler is the Senior Editor of BR Premium while being a hitting instructor 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/Catching Instructor

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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Garrett Gordon: Hitting/Fielding Instructor

Garrett Gordon comes to Baseball Rebellion all the way from Saline, Michigan. Garrett has been doing one-on-one instruction for the past 4 years out of an indoor facility in Michigan. Before becoming a hitting instructor, he attended Spring Arbor University and Wabash Valley Community College where he played as an outfielder.  In 2013, after his Sophomore year at Wabash Valley, he was selected in the 23rd round by the Washington Nationals. Garrett helped lead the GCL Nationals to the Gulf Coast League championship with a record of 52-9! Garrett will be doing hitting and fielding lesson at Baseball Rebellion full-time.

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Lacey Waldrop: Softball Pitching Instructor

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We are excited to announce the addition of Lacey Waldrop to the Baseball & Softball Rebellion Staff! Waldrop will be Softball Rebellion's Director of Pitching and will be doing softball pitching lessons as well as providing content for our website and social media's.

Waldrop comes to the Rebellion from Duke University where she was the pitching coach for the last two seasons, helping lead the Blue Devils to 54 total wins and 24 ACC wins. In addition, Duke's pitching staff finished second in the ACC with a 2.05 ERA in 2018.

Before joining the Blue Devils, Waldrop spent one season at the University of Oklahoma, where she served as a graduate student manager. Waldrop and the Sooners went 61-9, captured both the Big 12 regular season and tournament titles and winning the NCAA Women's College World Series.

Lacey was a two-time ACC Pitcher of the Year selection and the 2014 USA Softball National Player of the Year pick at Florida State paced the Seminoles to a four-year record of 195-58 with three ACC regular season championships, two ACC Tournament crowns and four NCAA Tournament berths including one College World Series appearance in 2014. A three-time All-ACC and All-America choice, she turned in 859.2 career innings of work and posted a 109-29 record with seven saves, a 1.37 earned run average and 917 strikeouts.

Waldrop, a two-time Academic All-ACC choice and two-time ACC All-Tournament Team selection, finished her career among Florida State’s all-time leaders in pitching victories (1st), pitching appearances (170; 2nd), strikeouts (3rd) and saves (4th). In addition, she was the recipient of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in 2015 and earned 16 ACC Player of the Week citations during her heralded career. The No. 3 overall selection in the 2015 National Pro Fastball draft by the Chicago Bandits, Waldrop helped the Bandits to consecutive NPF championships in 2015 and 2016.

Julio Valdez: Pitching Developing Consultant

Julio Valdez has moved into the role of Pitching Development Consultant after he recently accepted a position within the Texas Rangers organization. Julio brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Baseball Rebellion. In college, Julio pitched at Alabama State University and the Wilson Tobs (located in NC) in the Coastal Plains League. Following college, Julio coached the nationally ranked Triton Ray travel team in which 16 of the players went on to play baseball at the next level. Julio then returned to Alabama State to become an assistant coach, where he coached the pitchers. Following a successful season at ASU, Julio joined the staff at the famed Texas Pitching Institute (TPI) in El Paso, Texas. It was at TPI where Julio made a name for himself by leading a pitching program that produced dozens & dozens of college commitments and MLB draft picks.

Chris Gennaro: Director of Business Operations & Development

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.