De La Salle football coach Justin Almbaugh, who has been fully vaccinated since February, will not be on the sidelines on Friday night after testing positive for COVID-19.
Almbaugh said on Wednesday evening that he had no symptoms and took the test after a positive case was found in the team on Monday.
“We are following every state and county guidelines,” Allambaugh said. “We are in full communication with every team, and we fully intend to field a team on Friday.”
Alambagh said county COVID-19 protocols would cause many players to miss the home game against undefeated California.
Defensive coordinator Nate Kenyon will be the acting head coach.
Even though he won’t be physically present, Allambaugh said he plans to communicate with the team from his home office while watching the game on a stream.
“I won’t be in the sport physically, but I will be in the sport in some way, shape or form,” Allambaugh said.
Allambaugh said his wife and two young children have tested negative and he has been leaving since learning about his positive result.
Allambaugh said he had received approval to coach next week’s match against the San Ramon Valley. Coach was planning to get his booster shot this week.
De La Salle is leading 4-2 this fall and coming out of her biggest win of the season 31-10 at Folsom last week. Folsom entered the No. 1 game in Northern California.
California is ranked sixth by the Bay Area Newsgroup. De La Salle is in third place.