Billy Pieper, a former two-sport standout at Kamehameha, will return to the Kapalama campus as the Warriors’ new baseball coach, the school announced today.
Pieper succeeds Vern Ramie, who resigned from the position in June after 23 years as head coach.
Pieper, a 1996 graduate of Kamehameha, played for Ramie and served as an assistant coach from 2002-10, a span during which the Warriors reached the state tournament semifinals five times and played for the title on three occasions. They captured the state championship in 2003.
Pieper was a football and baseball standout while at Kamehameha. He was drafted out of high school by the New York Yankees, but opted to attend UCLA, where he again played both sports. After college, he signed with the Kansas City Royals as a free agent and played three seasons, advancing to Double-A. Pieper is currently Vice President of Business Development for Makai Ocean Engineering.