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SOCAL COYOTES POSTPONE 2020 SPRING SEASON DUE TO PANDEMIC

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(PALM DESERT) – The six-time champion SoCal Coyotes – America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program™  – officially postponed their 2020 spring season Monday, March 23, after team officials concluded “there is no end in sight” to the coronavirus pandemic health crisis.

Last week, the Coyotes’ non-profit organization suspended all non-essential activities, with the lone exception of select players and staff working with local agencies in the distribution of meals and essential goods.

“Our decisions have been made with the health and safety of the entire SoCal Coyotes family and the Coachella Valley as our top priority,” said head coach and non-profit founder J David Miller, who is also chairman and CEO of Coachella Sports & Entertainment Stadium Authority (CSESA). “In our right minds, we cannot expect our players to be focused on anything other than God, their families, and their health.”

Coyote players were scheduled to report to training camp April 23, with games beginning May 2. 

“This is an unsettling and concerning time in our history,” Coach Miller said. “World-wide quarantines have silenced the excitement of sports that mean so much to so many. But we must keep this in perspective. The disappointment and heartbreak we all feel with the loss of a season for our fans, staff, players and opponents is significant, yet nothing compared to the loss of precious lives to this silent killer. 

“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our beloved community.” 

To date, no players or staff of the Coyotes or CSESA have tested positive for the coronavirus, Coach Miller said.

“When our team returns to the field, it will be to the highest standards that the Coachella Valley and our fans expect from the Coyote program,” he added. 

ABOUT THE SOCAL COYOTES

The six-time champion SoCal Coyotes are the national standard of American developmental football, and are 88-13 under Hall of Fame head coach and non-profit founder J David Miller. The Coyotes’ organization provides elite athletes a professional environment that refines and showcases their skills through trademarked processes similar to the NBA’s D-league and MLB’s minor-league systems. 

Additionally, the Coyotes’ 501c3 and award-winning ‘Above The Line’ leadership programs impacts the social, mental and physical growth of more than 50,000 youth annually through remedial curriculum, training camps, clinics and symposia. NFL executives have named the SoCal Coyotes organization America’s #1 Developmental Football Program™ for its national, scalable brands, community outreach programs, nine-year operational track record, verifiable data, youth curriculum, sales, public-private sector alliances, and measured results.

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