Coach Bryan Mullins tests positive for COVID-19


Jared Treece | @Bisalo

SIU head coach Bryan Mullins prepares for his first Arch Madness appearance as a head coach on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

SIU athletics announced on Friday that men’s basketball head coach Bryan Mullins has tested positive for COVID-19.

“SIU men’s basketball head coach Bryan Mullins has tested positive for COVID-19 and is asymptomatic. In accordance with state and local health guidelines, he is in isolation for 10 days, and assistant coach Brendan Mullins will serve as the program’s acting head coach,” from SIU’s official announcement.

SIU is still planning on playing their season opener on Dec. 2 at Southeast Missouri State University.


The Salukis men’s program have had no other positives since the shutdown of team activities on Nov. 12, but the women’s program has postponed their next three contests due to the virus. 

(See more: Saluki Women’s Basketball player tests positive for COVID-19, team takes pause from next three games.)

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