John "Pep" Ripepi Jr. began working for Frozen Ropes in 2016. John was a graduate of Amsterdam High School, Class of 2007. John was a 3-Sport star for the Rams, playing 3 years of Varsity baseball and soccer, receiving all league accolades in both sports.
After consideration of many local junior colleges, John decided to continue his education at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA). While at MCLA, John spent four years in the baseball program where he started at shortstop for three plus seasons. He completed his playing career as the All-Time leader in steals in a season with 20. He continued his career at MCLA as an assistant coach while completing his degree.
A special opportunity occurred during this time, when John decided to pursue coaching as a minor. He latched on with Drury Regional HS as an assistant coach to the JV program, where he worked with fielders and hitters, as well as serving as the pitching coach for the team.
As an instructor, John has been working to help improve on hitting, fielding, and base-running aspects of the game. In addition to instructing, John has committed to be an assistant coach for the Outlaws 15U boys team during their 2017 season.