Coach unfazed by Spartans’ slow start
Winning isn’t the only thing for Jason Rhodes.
Sure, the Oak Lawn coach prefers it to losing, but at least in the early portion of the Spartans’ 2013-14 schedule, Rhodes isn’t using it as his sole measuring stick. With an inexperienced roster at his disposal, Rhodes knows that practicing patience is vital.
“The reality is, we’ve got four seniors, but only one played much [last year], so there’s a learning curve,” he said. “They just have to get used to playing at this level. They’re going to get there, but it’s nothing like they’ve seen before.
“I’m less concerned about the outcome right now than the [developmental] process. We’re getting better every time out.”
Evidence of that was presented on Friday, when Oak Lawn hosted Lemont in a South Suburban Conference crossover game. The Indians’ lineup included 3-point specialist Mike Wisz, who drilled 10 long balls in one outing last season.