Wake Forest head football coach Dave Clawson is going to be isolating from his wife for the entirety of the 2020 college football season beginning on July 12 when camp opens.
If you’re thinking ‘oh, come on, that’s just an excuse to get away from the Misses for a few months,’ no, that is certainly not the case here. Clawson’s wife, Catherine, is a breast cancer survivor after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation in 2017 and is at a higher risk for complications if she contracted the virus.
It surely wasn’t an easy decision for the 52-year-old coach to make, but he made it clear that the health of his wife and family come first.
“When I’m working on a daily basis, coaching 110 to 120 players and having a staff of 50, I don’t know how I could go home at night and honestly tell my wife I couldn’t have come in contact with [the coronavirus],” Clawson told ESPN. “I love coaching, but I love my wife more. There’s no way I’m going to do anything that would put her at risk.”
Clawson explained that all activities will be voluntary and that all scholarships will be honored even if players choose to sit out due to concerns about the virus.
Clawson is entering his seventh season in charge of the Demon Deacons and led his team to an 8-5 season a year ago.