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UNA Tennis Coach with cancer shares thoughts on COVID-19

Brice Bishop is dealing with cancer treatments during a worldwide pandemic. He shares his thoughts on how the sports community is helping during this crazy time.

The University of North Alabama tennis coach, Brice Bishop, was a collegiate athlete himself once upon a time. In fact, Bishop was the first tennis All-American to come out of the University, back in in 1980's. He's lead the the women's team to the NCAA tournament and the South Region tournament. But even with all of those accomplishments, life isn't all gold medals and trophies for Coach Bishop. 

Credit: Brice Bishop

A cancer diagnosis forced Bishop to show a different type of strength. 

And then COVID-19 showed up. The world surrounding Bishop, who was already fighting his own battle, was giving him more to fight off. 

"I'm staying away from people. At UNA we've all switched to working remotely. And that's how I'm handling things with my players. I've got to be smart, I've got to stay away from people, which I really don't have a problem doing," Bishop said.

Credit: Brice Bishop

During this time, the Sheffield native said he's learned a lot, especially about who really deserves the spotlight.

"Our healthcare workers are the superstars and it's sure not professional athletes," he said.

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