SJ - September 12, 2020
Brennan Pugh, the head football coach at Vardaman (MS) High School, didn’t let being quarantined due to COVID-19 keep him from coaching on Friday night. He coached from a lift.
Pugh lives right next to the stadium and setup a lift in his backyard so that he could still coach the game. Unfortunately his team wasn't able to get the win.
Vardaman (MS) High School head coach Brennan Pugh was in quarantine Friday night, but that didn’t stop him from getting on a lift to coach his team against Holly Springs. According to photographer Reed Jones, Pugh lives next to the stadium and was up on the lift coaching his team. A quick check of real estate in town shows that it’s true, Pugh lives right there on 4th St. right next to Vardaman’s football field.
Even with the incredible effort out of Pugh, his team lost 20-14. It would’ve been easy for Pugh, whose team hasn’t won since November 2018, to sit at home and turn over the duties to an assistant while he was under quarantine orders, but Pugh clearly wasn’t going down without a fight. Imagine Vardaman getting that elusive first win since 2018 and Pugh on his deck listening to the crowd going crazy.
— ʀᴇᴇᴅ ᴊᴏɴᴇs (@_rdjns) September 12, 2020
Vardaman (MS) High School head coach Brennan Pugh was in quarantine due to COVID-19.
No problem. Just rent a lift. pic.twitter.com/CtveIRZFPV
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) September 12, 2020
Football coaches aren't going to let a thing like COVID-19 keep them from coaching a game. Especially not a coach who lives right next to the stadium.
That dude is definitely going to rent a lift and coach from his backyard. You couldn't trust a coach who didn't coach from a lift under those circumstances.