UD women’s basketball head coach Green tests positive for COVID-19

Green will have to wait a little longer to continue the coaching success she’s achieved at UD after being tested positive for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Flyer News.

Peter Burtnett
Sports Editor

The University of Dayton announced Tuesday that women’s basketball head coach Shauna Green tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

The announcement comes just one day before the Flyers open the season on the road against Morehead State on Wednesday. Without any additional positive tests, the Flyers will play against the Eagles at a 6 p.m. start time (moved from noon to allow Flyers to take additional tests).

Green told Dayton Daily News she felt great Saturday when her team played an intrasquad scrimmage at UD Arena, but felt sick on Sunday with a headache, sore throat and fever.

“My whole body just hurt,” she said Tuesday. “I know my body. I knew this was not normal. I didn’t feel better the next morning. We were COVID testing on Monday morning anyway. I had a feeling when I went into it, it wasn’t going to be the result I wanted. You try to be so safe. You try to take all the precautions. It can happen. It’s out there. It kind of wakes you up.”

Green will now self isolate in her basement until Dec. 3, when the Flyers hope to reschedule a game after their match-up against Illinois State on Dec. 2 was cancelled because of positive tests in the Cardinals’ program.

Green’s Flyers will still face an Eagles team they faced last season, assuming there are no more positive tests. Dayton beat Morehead State 58-41 last season.

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