LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - The University Interscholastic League announced on Tuesday that they hope to have student-athletes back with coaches for summer workouts and conditioning by June 8.
In an email to East Texas Sports, the UIL stated: “UIL is aware of Gov. Abbott’s May 18 announcement and is actively working with appropriate state officials to allow schools to begin limited summer strength & conditioning and marching band activities on June 8. Once finalized, details will be released to schools.”
“I couldn’t be more excited,” Lufkin Athletic Director Todd Quick said. “It is going to allow us to get face to face with our students and back in touch with them.”
Quick and his staff have been working on plans and will adjust those plans once they learn more details by the UIL.
“We have adjusted now for about 65 days,” Quick said. “Whatever plan they give us we will adjust to be able to get with the maximum number of kids they allow us and get back into a routine.”
Quick was excited the date is coming up.
“At the beginning June was completely out,” Quick said. “July was 50/50. Now that they have given us a date it really looks good for next fall and us having some type of season. It may have to be adjusted but it gives us hope.”