- Feb 9, 2009
HE’S BACK!!! Ryan Kopacsi is returning to VCU as the pep band director. Kopacsi left VCU in June of 2016 after agreements couldn’t be reached between the two parties relating to salary and scholarship funding for student band members. Prior to his departure, Ryan served as band director for the Peppas for 18 years. He was largely responsible for garnering national attention for VCU, drawing accolades from many in the news media, including Charles Barkley who proclaimed a “man crush” on Ryan during the 2016 NCAA tournament.
riles_jo: Charles Barkley has a man crush on the VCU band di… #MarchMadness TNT NCAA Tip-Off https://t.co/BPKhwXzZE2 pic.twitter.com/oYMeuTa6e5
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