RedHawks rough up local rival St. Laurence
Gene Nolan can empathize with what Mark Sevedge is going through during the 2013-14 basketball season.
When he took over as head coach at Marist, Nolan’s first two clubs struggled to find success. At one juncture, the young leader joked that his career record was the worst in Illinois.
Much has changed since then, and Nolan believes his counterpart at St. Laurence will eventually enjoy a greater number of bright moments as well. Sevedge is no hoops novice, but some of his current players are, at least from a varsity-experience standpoint, which has undoubtedly contributed to the Vikings’ difficulties.
“They lost a lot to graduation and they’re going through that [rough] stage,” Nolan said. “It’s a testament to their kids on how hard they play. You can tell Mark and his staff are doing a great job.