VCU Pep Band Leader Ryan Kopacsi Agrees to Contract, Will Stay at VCU

UPDATE 8/19/2013 2:00 PM:

VCU Athletics has confirmed that Ryan Kopacsi has agreed to contract to stay at VCU as Pep Band Director.

UPDATE 8/13/2013 2:30 PM:


UPDATE 8/13/2013 2:00 PM:

In a post to their Facebook page, VCU Athletics has confirmed that contract negotiations are underway:

VCU Athletics

UPDATE 8/13/2013 12:00 PM:

One of our trusted sources, “District Baller”, has indicated that recently retired Pep Band Leader Ryan Kopacsi is currently in negotiations with VCU leadership to remain the frontman:

District Baller

This news is in conjunction with an interesting few tweets from major media members:

Since Ryan’s announcement last night that he would be retiring, local and national news media have begun picking up and reporting the story. Perhaps one of the largest stories yet is one from NBC Sports who show tremendous praise for Ryan’s impact:

Leader of VCU’s band ‘The Peppas’ retiring at 34

A thread in our forums is being used to track information on the status of Ryan, as well as provide praise:

The “Package” (Ryan Kopacsi Thread)

Matt has been reporting on VCU sports for Ram Nation since 2007 with a focus on news, photos, and feature stories.