(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Former Chewelah football coach Roy Albertson had planned on a few more years of coaching, but the COVID-19 pandemic is having the current Timberlake High School football coach in Spirit Lake, Idaho rethinking things. Albertson said with his age at 72 and pre-existing medical conditions that he is considered at high risk to become infected with the disease, so he made the decision to resign.
“I’m in the dangerous category. My family doesn’t want me to take a chance on getting this,” Albertson said Thursday afternoon to the Couer d’Alene Press. “Because when you’re in the school, you’re going to be around a lot of people, and they’re going to be around a lot of people. And I’ve been in the hospital enough times.”