Washington State coach Smith tests positive for COVID-19

Washington State coach Kyle Smith tested positive for COVID-19, the university announced Wednesday.Smith will likely miss the season opener against visiting Texas Southern on Nov. 25, according to the school.Washington State said the 51-year-old Smith had a positive result earlier this week that was later confirmed by a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.”I was informed last night that I had tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing some minor symptoms,” Smith said in the news release. “I will continue to follow the advice of our medical staff and follow their guidance to get back to the team as soon as possible. I will continue to stay connected remotely and know our staff and players will work diligently leading into our first game next week. Go Cougs!”Assistant Jim Shaw will serve as acting coach until Smith returns.

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