Texas Tech Statement on Positive COVID-19 Test for Matt Wells


Matt Wells, image by J. Davis

UPDATE: Texas Tech confirmed Friday that Matt Wells will not be on the sidelines for Saturday’s game. Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will take over head coaching duties.

The following is a press release from Texas Tech Athletics:

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) – Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells has permitted the athletics department to issue the following statement in regards to a positive COVID-19 test he received this morning:

“Texas Tech received notification earlier this morning that Coach Wells tested positive for COVID-19. At this time, Coach Wells has returned home to self-isolate and will continue his duties remotely leading into Saturday’s game against Kansas. He will remain in the Big 12’s testing guidelines in order to confirm the positive test. In the case Wells is unable to lead the Red Raiders on Saturday, defensive coordinator Keith Patterson will serve in the head coach capacity.”

(Press release from Texas Tech Athletics)

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