KU football coach Les Miles tests positive for coronavirus

Kansas Jayhawks

ARLINGTON, TX – JULY 15: Kansas head coach Les Miles speaks during the Big 12 Media Days on July 15, 2019 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. (Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – KU Athletics announced Thursday football head coach Les Miles tested positive for coronavirus.

“Today, I was notified that I have tested positive for COVID-19. I am beginning the isolation process at my home and will continue to fulfill my head coach responsibilities remotely,” Miles said in a statement. “Although I will not physically be able to attend practice for the time being, I will be using the technology available for remote working to stay connected during staff meetings, meetings with players, etc. Thank you for your prayers and support in advance. I look forward to beating this virus and returning back to be with my team in person very soon. Rock Chalk!”

Les Miles, KU head football coach

Director of Athletics Jeff Long said Miles tested positive through KU’s surveillance testing.

“At this time, we believe he will be able to continue to perform his head coaching duties. Based on the other test results, no other coaches tested positive. As long as Coach Miles does not develop symptoms or have a fever, we anticipate he will be able to coach the West Virginia game on Oct. 17,” Long said. “Kansas Team Health is working through the contact tracing protocols and notifying those individuals that may have been in close contact with him for an extended period of time. We wish Coach a speedy recovery and look forward to getting him back on the field very soon.”

The Jayhawks have a bye week. They’ll travel to West Virginia next week.

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