“I believe that no one play or player
can win or lose a game for us.”
~ Head Coach, Bob Sauders
The Mountville Indians team, a 12U community baseball team from Mountville, PA, has been under the leadership of head coach Bob Sauders since 1988. Coach Jerry Bradley served as assistant coach for 14 years.
Each year, at least two parents assist Sauders with coaching the team.
Coach Sauders reached the 500-wins mark [for the Indians] in the 2007 season and the 1,000 [Indians] -games-coached milestone during the 2012 season, which marked his 25th consecutive year of coaching the Indians.
In 2015, Coach Sauders was honored by the team for achieving 800 career wins. In 2018 he was recognized for reaching the 900 career wins mark. In 2021, Sauders attained 1,000 career wins with the Indians .
In 2018, the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame named Sauders as “Volunteer of the Year.”
Assistant Coaches, 2023
John Wieckowski was a 4-year varsity baseball starter throughout high school. He was a two-time All-State selection and four-time All-Regional team selection. John continued his career through the collegiate ranks, competing at the Division 1 and Division 2 levels. This is his third year with the Indians.
John has been coaching since his playing days ended. Most recently he has served as a two-year assistant coach with the Mountville Cubs (10u section 1). John has also served as an assistant as well as a head coach with the Keystone State Bombers organization.
Jeff Habecker played at Hempfield High School from 91-93, where he was a 2-year varsity starter and LL League all star. He continued his career through the collegiate ranks, competing at NJCAA Essex Community College (93-94) and then Millersville University (95-96).
Jeff began coaching at LCDS in 2005 and then was part of the Hempfield High School baseball staff from 2007-2010. This is now his 9th season coaching in the Mountville organization, having served as head coach and an assistant coach at the T-ball level and through 12U. This is his first year with the Indians.
Casey is a teacher within the Hempfield School District and has 13 years of athletic coaching experience, including 6 years as an assistant baseball coach at the T-ball, instructional baseball, 10U, and 12U levels through the Hempfield Youth Association, St Leo the Great School, and the Mountville Youth Athletic Association.