Miami FL head coach Manny Diaz is the latest college football coach to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Diaz, 46, shared the news on Twitter on Friday morning, writing “I have tested positive for COVID-19. 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.”
Diaz’s positive test comes on a weekend that the Hurricanes are off. Miami was scheduled to play Georgia Tech on Saturday, but the game was postponed due to a number of positive tests within the Miami program. The Canes are set to return to action in two weeks, on Dec. 5, against Wake Forest. Hopefully, Diaz will have fully recovered by then and will be able to join his team on the sideline for that matchup.
The Hurricanes were forced to sit out 13 players during their 25-24 win over Virginia Tech this past weekend. After the game, more positive tests popped up among the team and staff.
Diaz certainly isn’t the first, and unfortunately likely won’t be the last head football coach to test positive for COVID-19.
This week alone, 15 games around the college football world have been postponed or canceled.
I have tested positive for COVID-19. 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.
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) November 20, 2020