Since taking over the Loyola girls basketball program in 2008, Jeremy Schoenecker has been a model of success.
He’s sported a winning record in all nine seasons, captured four regional championships and finished fourth in Class 4A in 2012.
In the fifth game of his 10th season, Schoenecker earned his 200th career win after the Ramblers (4-1) beat Phillips 73-22 at home Sunday.
“This is more important for the program than it is for me,” he said.
Schoenecker then spent the rest of the interview talking about longtime assistant coach Jon Wolfe, who’s been with him for all 10 seasons at Loyola. Schoenecker came from Faith, Hope and Charity in Winnetka, while Wolfe was at St. Athanasius in Evanston.
“It’s not too often you find two coaches who have been with each other this long,” Schoenecker said. “He means a lot to our team, and I hope he enjoys this as much as I do.”
Wolfe said the partnership works because he and Schoenecker share the same values, even if they sometimes differ in opinions. Loyola is 200-84 with the two on the bench.
“We are good sounding board for each other,” he said. “What’s important is that we are always working toward the same goal.”
All 14 players scored in Sunday’s win.
Senior guard Julia Martinez and sophomore guard Alex Guzzardo both finished with 10 points. Senior forward Lilly Wehman added nine points. Senior guard Erin Dillon, junior guard Ellen Naughton and sophomore guard Rose Talaga each scored six points apiece.
Pictured above (from left to right): Jeremy Schoenecker and Jon Wolfe