Tennessee athletics director and former head football coach Phillip Fulmer has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced today via Twitter. Fulmer noted that he was asymptomatic and ‘feeling fine.’
“Yesterday, I learned that I had returned a positive test for COVID-19,” Fulmer said in a statement. “I immediately began following our isolation protocol. A second test confirmed the previous positive. I remain asymptomatic at this point. I am feeling fine and will continue to work remotely while adhering to CDC and local health department guidelines. I have not been deemed to be a close contact with any of our student-athletes or sport-specific staff members.”
Fulmer is in his third year leading the Tennessee athletics department. He is 70 years old.
It was revealed this week that Fulmer signed an extension during the summer which will keep him in his current position through 2023. He took the job back in 2017, during the chaotic coaching search that led to John Currie being fired.
Fulmer was Tennessee’s head coach for 17 seasons, piling up a 152-51 overall record from 1992-2008.