Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, CMCSS Athletic Director John Miller announced on Friday that the county will continue its ban on in-person conditioning and practices throughout June leading up to the regularly-scheduled TSSAA dead period, which is set for June 22-July 5.
The ruling prohibits head or assistant coaches to organize on or off-campus activities and is consistent with academic restrictions currently in place. Schools under these restrictions include Clarksville High, Kenwood, Montgomery Central, Northeast, Northwest, Rossview and West Creek.
Miller encourages coaches to host phone and Zoom meetings with players in the absence of in-person activities. Additionally, coaches are now allowed to provide individual workout plans for student athletes to follow in their own homes.
The county continues to assess the possibility of returning in early July following the dead period, noting that they fully intend to get athletics underway as soon as possible, though no decision on a return date has been made yet.
As of the end of May, Montgomery County had the 17th most confirmed coronavirus cases in Tennessee with 269 and the 20th most recovered cases with 122. There have been three reported deaths. Approximately 48 percent of the county’s total positive cases were reported in May.