Scott Young, Editor in Chief
Jacksonville State University football head coach John Grass announced in a statement Thursday that he received a positive test for COVID-19.
“Upon receiving notification of the positive result, I immediately began to follow our protocols for positive tests and went into self isolation at home,” said Grass. “I am confident in the protocols we have in place to handle positive results.”
The announcement comes only a day after University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19, and two days before the Gamecocks’ matchup against the University of North Alabama.
Grass said that he will not be in attendance at Saturday’s game, but will “remain involved remotely and continue to oversee our team’s preparations for Saturday’s game at North Alabama.”
Assistant head coach Jimmy Ogle will oversee the Gamecocks’ performance in Florence, Ala.
Grass, 52, assumed the role as head coach in 2014, after becoming assistant head coach and offensive coordinator in 2013. The Gamecocks are also set to play Florida International on Oct. 23.
View Grass’s full statement: