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John Grass tests positive for Covid-19

Jacksonville State Head Football Coach John Grass has tested positive for the Coronavirus. He won't coach Saturday's game at UNA
Credit: Jacksonville State

JACKSONVILLE, Ala — When the Jacksonville State Gamecocks take on UNA on Saturday, they will be without the services of their head coach. Today, the Jacksonville State athletic department informed everyone that John Grass tested positive for Covid-19.

Once he found out, Grass said he immediately began to follow their protocols and went into self-isolation at home. He will remain there until he is cleared.

"I will remain involved remotely and continue to oversee our team's preparations for Saturday's game at North Alabama, and assistant head coach Jimmy Ogle will oversee the team on site Saturday in Florence," Grass said.

Here is the full statement from Coach Grass :

Coach Grass' diagnosis comes just 24 hours after Alabama head coach Nick Saban tested positive for the virus as well. 

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Credit: Jacksonville State Athletics
John Grass leads Jacksonville State onto the field before their game with Mercer.