Kansas Men's Basketball HC Bill Self Announces He Tested Positive for COVID-19

Adam WellsJuly 24, 2021

AP Photo/Eric Gay

Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self has tested positive for COVID-19. 

In a statement released on Twitter, Self said he got tested on Thursday after experiencing "some minor symptoms," and a final test taken Friday confirmed the positive. 

Kansas Basketball @KUHoops

A statement from <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachBillSelf?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CoachBillSelf</a> <a href="https://t.co/2U0EOHyOz8">pic.twitter.com/2U0EOHyOz8</a>

Self also said that he has been fully vaccinated. 

The Jayhawks head coach was scheduled to take recruiting trips this weekend but is currently in isolation. 

Self also delivered a message for everyone to get vaccinated so β€œwe don’t have to worry about this virus continuing to affect our communities and loved ones.”

The 58-year-old is entering his 19th season at Kansas. He was hired in 2003 to replace Roy Williams, who left for North Carolina. 

KU has made the NCAA tournament every year it has been held since Self became head coach. He led the program to the national title during the 2007-08 season, 15 Big 12 regular-season titles and eight conference tournament titles. 

The Oklahoma State graduate previously worked as the head basketball coach at Oral Roberts, Tulsa and Illinois.    


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.