Sun, 06 Dec 2020

Miami's Diaz, Tennessee AD Fulmer test positive for COVID-19

Field Level Media
21 Nov 2020, 02:40 GMT+10

Miami football coach Manny Diaz and Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer both announced Friday they tested positive for COVID-19.

"I have tested positive for COVID-19," Diaz, 46, tweeted. "I am currently in isolation and feeling good overall. I will continue to work with our team virtually as we prepare for our next game at Wake Forest."

The 70-year-old Fulmer issued a similar statement.

"Yesterday, I learned that I had returned a positive test for COVID-19, and I immediately began following our isolation protocol," the statement read. "A second test confirmed the previous positive. I remain asymptomatic at this point, I am feeling fine and will continue to work remotely while adhering to CDC and local health department guidelines. I have not been deemed to be a close contact with any of our student-athletes or sport-specific staff members."

The positive test for Diaz is the latest coronavirus-related blow for the No. 12 Hurricanes, who haven't played a game since Nov. 14 because of an outbreak to hit the team. This Saturday's game against Georgia Tech was rescheduled tentatively to Dec. 19, and Miami (7-1) isn't slated to play again until Dec. 5 at Wake Forest.

Fullmer has been athletic director at Tennessee since Dec. 1, 2017. He coached the Volunteers football team from 1992-2008 and compiled a 152-52 record. They won the BCS National Championship in 1998.

Tennessee (2-4) is scheduled to play at Auburn on Saturday.

--Field Level Media

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