Head coach for Ole Miss Men’s Basketball team tests positive for coronavirus

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UPDATE: 11/18/2020

OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The head coach for the Ole Miss Men’s Basketball Team announced his second coronavirus test came back positive on Tuesday.

In a statement on the team’s Twitter page, Kermit Davis said he was experiencing mild symptoms of the virus. He will continue to remain isolated at home and monitor his health daily.

Davis plans to stay in close contact with the team virtually, watching practices live on Zoom and organizing day-to-day operations leading up to the start of the season. He is expected to miss the first two games of the season.

The university said Ronnie Hamilton will serve as the team’s interim head coach during Davis’ absence.


OXFORD, Miss. (WJTV) – The University of Mississippi announced the men’s head basketball coach has tested positive for the coronavirus.

After going through the team’s regular protocol on Monday, it was determined on Tuesday that Kermit Davis tested positive for the virus. He was retested on Tuesday, and those results are still pending.

According to officials, the team is going through contact tracing. Those found to be in close contact with Davis will go into quarantine per medical guidelines.

If Davis’ Tuesday test comes back positive, he will remain in isolation at his home and miss the first two games of the season. The university said Ronnie Hamilton will serve as the team’s interim head coach during Davis’ absence.

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