Kansas University has announced that KU football head coach Les Miles has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kansas football head coach Les Miles has tested positive for COVID-19.
— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) October 8, 2020
In a statement, Miles said he tested positive today and will continue to act as the Jayhawks’ head coach.
“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. “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.”
KU athletic director Jeff Long said that no other coaches had tested positive and that he thinks Miles could coach against the Mountaineers on the 17th.
“Coach Miles has tested positive for COVID-19 through our surveillance testing,” Long said. “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.”
Kansas is West Virginia’s next opponent, scheduled to travel to Morgantown on Oct. 17.