Ole Miss males’s basketball coach Kermit Davis has examined constructive for COVID-19 and will miss the primary two video games of the upcoming season, this system introduced Tuesday afternoon. Davis is in isolation at his house after receiving the constructive take a look at outcome Tuesday, and he’s being retested to substantiate these outcomes. If Tuesday’s take a look at outcomes additionally comes again constructive, he’ll stay in isolation and miss the group’s first two video games.
“After going by the group’s common protocol Monday, it was decided Tuesday that head coach Kermit Davis examined constructive for COVID-19,” the varsity’s assertion learn. “Coach Davis retested Tuesday, and people affirmation outcomes are nonetheless pending. The group goes by contact tracing, and people discovered to be shut contact will go into quarantine per medical pointers.
“If Tuesday’s take a look at additionally comes again constructive, Coach Davis will stay in isolation at his house and miss the primary two video games of the season. Ronnie Hamilton will function the group’s interim head coach throughout Coach Davis’ absence on the sidelines. Coach Davis will nonetheless be capable of observe practices and talk with the group just about.”
Within the meantime, the basketball group is present process contact tracing to find out if anybody was a detailed contact with Davis in current days. These which can be thought-about shut contacts with him will enter into quarantine. Throughout Davis’ absence, assistant coach Ronnie Hamilton will function the interim head coach.
Davis, 60, joins a rising record of school coaches who in current weeks have examined constructive for the virus. Amongst those that have additionally examined constructive embody Corridor of Famers Tom Izzo and Jim Boeheim.
The Rebels are scheduled to open their season subsequent Wednesday as they face Central Arkansas at house.