Former Lodi Flame Rob Flippo a coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers
Lodi native Rob Flippo throws batting practice for the Los
Angeles Dodgers earlier this season. Flippo has spent the last 10
season as a coach for the Dodgers, where he serves as the bullpen
catcher and batting practice pitcher.
- Rob Flippo at a glance
Occupation: Bullpen catcher and batting
practice pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
High school: Lodi High.
College: San Joaquin Delta College (an
all-conference baseball selection in 1986) and University of the
Pacific (team captain and conference scholar athlete in 1987).
Pro career: A catcher for the Dodgers’ Single-A
affiliates in Bakersfield and Yakima, Wash. in 1989-90.
Coaching career: Fresno State (1996),
University of South Alabama (1998), University of North Carolina at
Wilmington (1998-2001), Los Angeles Dodgers (2002-current).
Education: A bachelor’s degree in psychology
from Fresno State and a master’s degree in physical education from
the University of South Alabama with an emphasis in exercise
Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am
Rob Flippo tried to live his life without baseball.
After a brief career in the minor leagues and being released
from the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, the Lodi native spent
three years trying to make a living away from the game.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 am.