Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm tests positive for coronavirus


STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 05: Head coach Jeff Brohm of the Purdue Boilermakers looks on before the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium on October 5, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (NewsNation Now) — Purdue University head football coach Jeff Brohm tested positive for coronavirus Sunday, Purdue Athletics announced.

Brohm, who is at home in isolation, is undergoing a PCR test to confirm the results of an antigen test.

“During Purdue’s daily CoVid-19 testing on Sunday, Oct. 18, head football coach Jeff Brohm returned a presumed positive result via an antigen test, we are awaiting confirmation via a PCR test,” Purdue said in a statement. “He informed his staff and the team this afternoon and is currently at home in isolation. Coach Brohm will address the media via a Zoom call Monday during his scheduled weekly press conference at 11 a.m. ET.”

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Purdue is scheduled to begin their season Saturday against Iowa. Brohm, 49, is entering his fourth season as Purdue’s coach.

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