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UConn head coach and players test positive for COVID-19, will miss UMass game

The university reported five total COVID-19 cases among team members, all of whom are fully vaccinated.

MANSFIELD, Conn. — Five members of the UConn football program have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the university's athletic program, including UConn's interim head coach, Lou Spanos.

The University of Connecticut announced Spanos, offensive coordinator & offensive line coach Frank Giufre, tight ends coach Corey Edsall, senior left tackle Ryan Van Demark and freshman offensive lineman Will Meyer all tested positive.

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The university said all five of them are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and are currently isolating and doing well.

Two unvaccinated team members were identified as close contacts and were immediately quarantined. All other team members who were identified as close contacts are fully vaccinated and tested negative for COVID-19 multiple times.

UConn defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will assume head coaching responsibilities, while Spanos is absent.

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UConn (0-6) is seeking their first win of the season, and their first win since 2019, on Saturday when they travel to Amherst, MA to play UMass (0-5).

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