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UConn assistant leaves team after relative’s positive test

STORRS, Conn. — UConn assistant coach Shea Ralph has made a decision to go away the women’s basketball crew in San Antonio and head residence after a spouse and children member examined beneficial for COVID-19.

The school mentioned Wednesday that Ralph has examined destructive for the virus each individual working day considering that March nine, but left the crew and the NCAA Event bubble out of an abundance of warning.

The move will come two days after head coach Geno Auriemma declared he had examined beneficial for the coronavirus and would be self-isolating in Connecticut until eventually at the very least March 24.

UConn’s crew medical doctor mentioned Monday that Auriemma had a very small viral load and it was really not likely he transmitted the virus to any one else in the software.

Associate head coach Chris Dailey, who is ten- in her job while filling in for Auriemma, has stepped in to direct the top-ranked Huskies, who will open up event participate in on Sunday night in opposition to High Place.

With Ralph’s departure, Jamelle Elliott will be UConn’s only assistant on the bench. Elliott performed on UConn’s initial championship crew in 1995, is a former head coach at Cincinnati and is in her second stint on Auriemma’s staff members. She was also an assistant from 1998-2009, serving to UConn to 5 other nationwide championships.

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