Southern AD & Coaches speak after suspending winter and springs sports

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Several Southern University head coaches spoke to the media on Friday, after the university shut down all winter and spring sports, and the coaches discuss the shock they had over the decision.

“It’s unfortunate. I’m trying to get the right words because I never been in this situation before,” men’s basketball head coach Sean Woods said.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever go through anything like this,” women’s basketball head coach Carlos Funchess commented.

“It was understandable but understandable shock. I thought the NCAA kind of rushed to cancelling the College World Series, a little bit early, prematurely in my opinion, but when March Madness was cancelled, you just knew the dominoes were going to fall after that,” baseball head coach Kerrick Jackson.

Disappointment aside, each head coach supported the decision, and Athletics Director Roman Banks said he was at peace knowing they made the right call.

“It’s really been something that, as leader of the department, has kept me up at night. You realize human life is first. I don’t regret, and I don’t think we have any in regards to how we’ve handled this,” Banks stated.

“I agree with the decision 100%. It’s in the best interest of the students, and I think that’s what everything is about right now,” football head coach Dawson Odums said.

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