Arkansas football coach Sam Pittman tests COVID-19 positive

Arkansas past Kent State

The Arkansas Razorbacks football communications staff released the following statement regarding head coach Sam Pittman, who tested positive for COVID-19:

Head Coach Sam Pittman has tested positive for COVID-19. Coach Pittman was tested Sunday as part of the team’s normal protocol and he was informed this morning that his PCR test was positive. He is not symptomatic and is in self isolation at home. He retested this morning to confirm the results of Sunday’s test with those results still pending. All individuals who are considered close contacts have been notified and will enter quarantine guidelines. Coach Pittman will follow the SEC’s Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force protocol for testing asymptomatic positives.

Coach Pittman will continue to be a part of team meetings virtually while in isolation. Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Barry Odom will serve as the team’s interim head coach in Coach Pittman’s absence.