The University of Southern Mississippi’s interim head football coach Scotty Walden has tested positive for COVID-19.
“Earlier this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” Walden said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon. “I am fine and have mild to no symptoms. I am quarantining back home until it is safe to rejoin the team. I want to thank Golden Eagle Nation for all of their support for our program during this difficult period. I want to thank our players and staff for continuing to be incredibly resilient during such an unstable time.
“Our team will continue to work diligently in preparation for our game this Saturday against Liberty.”
Walden is self isolating at his home and will continue to oversee the program remotely.
The Golden Eagles’ last two games were postponed due to COVID-19 concerns but as of now their game against Liberty this coming Saturday is still on schedule.