Kansas announces Les Miles has tested positive for COVID
The Kansas Jayhawks are off to a rough start this season with losses against Coastal Carolina, Baylor and Oklahoma State. Now the team is dealing with coach Les Miles’ positive test for COVID-19.
The school announced the news in statements from Miles and Athletics Director Jeff Long.
“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. 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!”
The Jayhawks are off this week and return to action on Oct. 17 at West Virginia.
“At this time, we believe he will be able to continue to perform his head coaching duties,” Long said. “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.”
This is Miles’ second season with Kansas, and he coached the Jayhawks to a 3-9 mark last season.