Coming up: How the pandemic has upended high school sports

Earlier this month, the Minnesota State High School League announced changes to fall and spring sports.

The changes are designed to limit exposure of athletes, coaches and officials to the highly contagious COVID-19.

For many students, coaches and their families, delaying several fall sports was another gut punch to an already frustrating situation. Many of them had their previous season cut short when the coronavirus pandemic caused everyone to quarantine at home. 

On Thursday at 11 a.m., three coaches will join MPR News host Angela Davis to talk about how they’re dealing with this disruption and how this could impact their students’ future. 

Join the conversation live and call in at 651-227-6000 and share your thoughts. Has your sport been disrupted because of the pandemic? How are you feeling about it? What are you most worried about? 


  • Stephanie Blanda, head volleyball coach at North St. Paul High School.

  • Dan Harrison, Cottage Grove Athletic Association president and a baseball coach at Park High School in Cottage Grove.

  • Jeff Williams, head football coach at Owatonna High School. 

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