About Us

Bill had remained involved in baseball in some way since his retirement as a major league pitcher in 1994.  His involvement has ranged from personal and group instruction to High School coach to travel coach and summer camp director.  

Since baseball had been a love of his since childhood and having had the opportunities that he did, coaching and instruction was a way for him to give back to the game that he loved and appreciated.  All three of Bill and Amy's boys were also lovers of the game of baseball and played since the age of 5 years old.  All of this added up o exploring the opportunity to open their own facility in 2009.  After seeing a sign advertising available warehouse space, they began the process of pursuing the venture.  On November 1, 2009, Samp's Hack Shack opened it's doors.  

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From the very beginning, Samp's Hack Shack has served athletes of all ages and all ability levels.  The goal has always been to help athletes understand and play the game better so as to allow them to reach their potential and enjoy the game more.  

While Samp's Hack Shack has had dozens of athletes continue their baseball and softball careers at the collegiate and professional levels, the commitment is simply to care about the development of any and all athletes.  

Samp's Hack Shack does not only care about helping athletes become better players, but also help them become better people. In other words, our focus and concern goes far beyond the mound and well past the plate!! Come check us out!!  We would love to meet you!

Tom Molina

Meet the Coaches

Samp's Hack Shack Coaches

Bill Sampen

Bill was drafted in the 12th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1985 MLB draft. Bill pitched 10 years professionally including 5 seasons at the Major League level with the Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals, and California Angels. In 1990 Bill was voted to the Baseball Digest All-Rookie Team. He has 10 years of experience as varsity head baseball coach at the high school level.

Coach Bill Sampen

Kevin Barnhart

Kevin is a graduate of Ben Davis High School and has much experience as a coach at various levels.  He is the father of Tucker Barnhart, a catcher in the Cincinnati Reds organization.  Kevin is an Educator by trade and combines his knowledge of the game with his love for teaching kids.

Derek Hankins

Derek was the 10th round selection of the Pittsburg Pirates in 2004 out of the University of Memphis, where he still holds the single season strikeout record.  His professional playing career included a rise to the AAA level as well as stints in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuealan and Dominican Winter Leagues as well as Korea.

Derek Hankins

Indiana Expos Coaches

Bill Sampen (15U)

Bill was drafted in the 12th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 1985 MLB draft. Bill pitched 10 years professionally including 5 seasons at the Major League level with the Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals, and California Angels. In 1990 Bill was voted to the Baseball Digest All-Rookie Team. He has 10 years of experience as varsity head baseball coach at the high school level.

Coach Bill Sampen

Derek Hankins (14U)

Derek was the 10th round selection of the Pittsburg Pirates in 2004 out of the University of Memphis, where he still holds the single season strikeout record.  His professional playing career included a rise to the AAA level as well as stints in the Arizona Fall League, Venezuealan and Dominican Winter Leagues as well as Korea.

Derek Hankins

Isaac Sampen (13U)

After being named as an Indiana All-Stater, Isaac originally committing to play baseball at West Virginia of the Big 12 Conference, personal matters led Isaac to Parkland Community College where he became a Junior College All-American after leading the nation in slugging percentage.  Isaac then continued to Eastern Illinois University as a two-way player, but played only a few games before injuries ended his playing career.

Isaac Sampen
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