League Officers


JACK MASSUCCI

(VICE-PRESIDENT)

Jack Massucci is the longest running member of the Wildcat League beginning his 52nd year of service. Jack began as a site director then initiated the position of League Fundamentalist where he instructed for 19years. He became League Secretary in 1988 and to Vice-President in 2000. Jack is the liaison between schools, the park board, and sites. He is also in charge of the logistical side of Wildcat. Jack retired from Concordia High School where he taught and coached for 37 years. Jack coached football, basketball but was one of the areas finest baseball coaches. Jack has over 500 victories including 3 final four appearances including a state runner-up title in 1995. Jack was elected to the Indiana Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 1993. He and Lois have been married for 55 years and they have 2 children, Jeff and Patti. He also has three grandchildren, Daniel, Jacob and Tessa.  Daniel and Jacob are now coaches in the Wildcat League

BILL DERBYSHIRE

(President)

Bill Derbyshire began his Wildcat career as a director at Kekionga in 1969.  he was a site director for 16 years; served as the league secretary for 11 years and has been president since 2004.  He was an educator for 40 years.  During that time he taught math in the Fort Wayne Community Schools and Blackhawk Christian School.   He also coached baseball at Elmhurst where he holds many coaching records including most victories (300). His teams gathered 10 Sectional, 3 Regional Crowns and 1 SAC crown in his 17 year tenure. He also served as Elmhurst's athletic director for 5 years.  He retired in 2002.  Bill and his wife Martha have 2 sons, Bill and Bob. 

GARY ROGERS

(ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER/LEAGUE FUNDAMENTALIST)

Gary Rogers has come to the office after spending 12 years as a site director at Northwood and then St Joe. His coaching expertise allows Gary to instruct our staff with current fundamentals of baseball and softball that are used at each site throughout the year. Gary has been coaching baseball at the high school level for 31 years, 28 as head coach of the Bishop Luers Knights. Gary is presently a guidance counselor at Leo Junior/Senior High School. Gary has been married to his wife Jackie for 33 years and they have 3 daughter, Melissa, Emily, and Katie and three grandchildren.

GERRY TILKER

(COMMISSIONER)

Gerry has come up through the Wildcat ranks working as a junior coach, assistant director and site director before moving to the office as secretary. Now beginning his 49th year, Gerry is entering his 15th year as the Wildcat's commissioner, overseeing site operations and their staff.  Gerry coached high school baseball for 20 years, ending his career as head coach at Elmhurst High School.  In 7 years his teams won 3 SAC championships and 1 sectional title. He is a retired teacher after 38 years in the Fort Wayne Community Schools.  Gerry is married to Lorraine of 42 years and they have two daughters, Cori and Danae.  



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