VCU Pep Band director announces he's leaving

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The long-time director of the VCU pep band, the "VCU Peppas," has announced that he's leaving after 15 years with the band.

Ryan Kopacsi took over the band in 1998, at the young age of 19. He became known for his festive dancing, occasional stripping, and loud cheers. The Varina native has been a staple at all VCU basketball games.

There has been no word yet on who will replace Kopacsi.

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