Southern Miss football coach tests positive for COVID-19

Published 5:17 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The University of Southern Mississippi’s football coach has tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Scotty Walden, who is the interim head coach for the Golden Eagles, announced the positive virus case Tuesday afternoon.

“Earlier this morning I tested positive for COVID-19,” he said in a statement. “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.”