“It’s really a bizarre feeling because I’ve been through these kinds of scenarios where maybe there was a hurricane or we had the flooding situation in 2016. You could visually see what was wrong. The thing I think that’s most bizarre, for me right now at least, is everything seems perfectly normal outside,” Catholic High Football Head Coach Gabe Fertitta said regarding the impact COVID-19 has had on the state.
Fertitta expressed a new norm Louisiana is getting used to. No in-person school. No college sports. No prep sports for at least 39 days. Both coaches and players have been making tough adjustments.
“The season ends, and the next day, you’ve got the calendar out. You’re planning it all out to the end of the season next year. We’re big planners , and at this point, that makes it really difficult,” Fertitta added.
“I think it’s really difficult on kids in general right now. One of the best things about sports is it brings people together and gives you the opportunity to have that,” The Dunham School Head Football Coach Neil Weiner said.
A silver lining through the trying times is the appreciation the coaches have for their wives and teachers who care of their kids.
“We have a five-year-old, a three-year-old and a seven-month-old so it gives me pretty good perspective,” Fertitta said.
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