Stamford Advocate

Spanos, four others in program test positive for COVID

- By Paul Doyle

UConn interim head football coach Lou Spanos and four other members of the program have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Saturday’s game against UMass, the school announced Friday.

Offensive coordinato­r/ offensive line coach Frank Giufre, tight ends coach Corey Edsall, senior left tackle Ryan Van Demark and freshman offensive lineman Will Meyer also tested positive. The five members of the program — who are all fully vaccinated — are isolating and “doing well,” the school said.

UConn (0-6) plays at winless UMass Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Amherst, Mass. The Huskies have lost 10 games in a row and their last victory came at UMass in 2019.

Defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will serve as acting head coach in Spanos’ absence. Spanos was elevated from defensive coordinato­r to interim

head coach when Randy Edsall left the team in September.

Dottin-Carter, in his fifth year on the UConn staff, previously served as Delaware interim head coach for the last five games of the 2016 season.

Two unvaccinat­ed team members were identified as close contacts and immediatel­y quarantine­d. All others who were identified as close contacts are fullyvacci­nated and produced multiple negative tests.

 ?? Stew Milne / Associated Press ?? Tight end Jay Rose and UConn visit UMass on Saturday.
Stew Milne / Associated Press Tight end Jay Rose and UConn visit UMass on Saturday.

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