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UConn football: Three coaches, two players test positive for COVID-19

Interim head coach Lou Spanos is one of them, so defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will be acting head coach against UMass.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

Five members of the UConn football program, including interim head coach Lou Spanos, have tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Friday.

Spanos, along with offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Frank Giufre, tight ends coach Corey Edsall, starting left tackle Ryan Van Demark, and freshman offensive lineman Will Meyer all tested positive despite being fully vaccinated.

They are all isolating and “doing well” according to the school.

In addition, two unnamed, unvaccinated team members were deemed close contacts and were quarantined. Everyone else identified as a close contact was fully vaccinated and tested negative multiple times.

Defensive line coach Dennis Dottin-Carter will take over as acting head coach for UConn’s matchup with UMass on Saturday. Now in his fifth year on the Huskies’ staff, Dottin-Carter was previously the interim head coach at Delaware for the last five games of the 2016 season.